Delaware State Senate District 6

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Delaware State Senate District 6
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Current incumbentErnesto B. Lopez Republican Party
Population38,656
Ethnicity5.7% Black, 3.9% Hispanic
Voting age86.3% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 6, 2018
Delaware’s sixth state senate district is represented by Republican Senator Ernesto B. Lopez.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 38,656 civilians reside within Delaware's sixth state senate district.[1] Delaware state senators represent an average of 42,759 residents, as of the 2010 Census.[2] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 37,314 residents.[3]

About the office

Members of the Delaware State Senate serve four-year terms and are not subject to term limits.[4] Delaware legislators assume office the day after their election.

Qualifications

Article II, Section 3 of the Delaware Constitution states: No person shall be a Senator who shall not have attained the age of twenty-seven years and have been a citizen and inhabitant of the State three years next preceding the day of his election and the last year of that term an inhabitant of the Senatorial District in which he shall be chosen, unless he shall have been absent on the public business of the United States or of this State.

Salaries

See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the Delaware legislature are paid $42,750 per year. Legislators are allowed a maximum of $7,334 in expenses annually.[5]

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

If there is a vacancy in the senate, the Senate President must call for a special election. The election must be called for no later than 30 days after the vacancy happened. The Governor may make the declaration if the Senate is not in session. The date of the election must be set no later than 10 days after a declaration was made.[6]

Elections

2014

See also: Delaware State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Delaware State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on September 9, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was July 8, 2014. Claire R. Snyder-Hall was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Ernesto B. Lopez was unopposed in the Republican primary. Lopez defeated Snyder-Hall in the general election.[7][8][9]

Delaware State Senate, District 6, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngErnesto B. Lopez Incumbent 63.4% 11,633
     Democratic Claire R. Snyder-Hall 36.6% 6,718
Total Votes 18,351

2012

See also: Delaware State Senate elections, 2012

Elections for the office of Delaware State Senate consisted of a primary election on February 11, 2012, and a general election on November 6, 2012. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 6, 2012. Ernesto Lopez (R) defeated Glen Urquhart in the August 14 Republican primary election, before defeating Andrew W. Staton (D) and Gwendolyn Jones (L) in the general election. The candidates ran without primary opposition.[10] [11]

Delaware State Senate, District 6, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngErnesto Lopez 56.1% 13,603
     Democratic Andrew Staton 42.7% 10,352
     Libertarian Gwendolyn Jones 1.2% 286
Total Votes 24,241
Delaware State Senate, District 6 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngErnesto Lopez 54.9% 2,163
Glen Urquhart 45.1% 1,779
Total Votes 3,942

Campaign contributions

Since 2002, candidates for Delaware State Senate District 6 have raised a total of $841,233. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $70,103 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Delaware State Senate District 6
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 * $455,586 6 $75,931
2008 $132,690 3 $44,230
2004 $54,705 1 $54,705
2002 $198,252 2 $99,126
Total $841,233 12 $70,103
* Campaign finance data for 2012 is incomplete for this district.

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