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Delaware State Senate elections, 2008

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Elections for the office of Delaware State Senate consisted of a primary election on September 9, 2008, and a general election on November 4, 2008. Senate seats in 10 of Delaware's 21 districts were up for election in 2008. These districts were: 2, 3, 4, 6, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18 and 21.

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.

Campaign contributions

During the 2008 election, the total contributions to Senate candidates was $1,296,843. The top 10 contributors were:[1]

2008 Donors, Delaware State Senate
Donor Amount
Downes, Gary $20,000
Bonini, Colin J $19,800
Delaware Republican Party $17,000
Abbott, Richard L $16,640
Mackenzie, John $11,507
Clatworthy, John D $11,309
Delaware Democratic Party $10,110
Cmte to Re-elect David Mcbride $8,594
Carpenters & Joiners Local 626 $6,000
Stafford, Harold E $5,675

List of candidates

District 2

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Margaret Rose Henry Approveda
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidate filed.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Margaret Rose Henry: 11,872 Green check mark transparent.png

District 3

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Robert I. Marshall Approveda
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidate filed.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Robert I. Marshall: 10,225 Green check mark transparent.png

District 4

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Michael S. Katz: 2,428 Approveda
  • Dee Durham: 1,426
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • John D. Clatworthy: 1,822 Approveda
  • Michael Fleming: 1,366
  • Richard L. Abbott: 626

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Michael S. Katz: 11,296 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party John D. Clatworthy: 11,004

District 6

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • John Mackenzie: 1,347 Approveda
  • Michael A. Terranova: 1,282

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John Mackenzie: 6,831
Republican Party Liane Sorenson: 7,195 Green check mark transparent.png

District 10

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Bethany A. Hall-Long Approveda
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • James David Weldin: 802 Approveda
  • Andrea Daley: 418

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Bethany A. Hall-Long: 13,965 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party James David Weldin: 7,554

District 11

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Anthony J. Deluca Approveda
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidate filed.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Anthony J. Deluca: 13,318 Green check mark transparent.png

District 16

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Harold E. Stafford Approveda
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • Colin Bonini Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Harold E. Stafford: 8,629
Republican Party Colin Bonini: 11,156 Green check mark transparent.png

District 17

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Brian H. Bushweller Approveda
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • James L. Hutchison Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Brian H. Bushweller: 10,279 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party James L. Hutchison: 7,923

District 18

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Gary Downes Approveda
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • F. Gary Simpson Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Gary Downes: 11,891
Republican Party F. Gary Simpson: 14,596 Green check mark transparent.png

District 21

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Robert L. Venables, Sr. Approveda
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidate filed.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Robert L. Venables, Sr.: 12,603 Green check mark transparent.png

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