Delaware State Senate elections, 2014

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Delaware State Senate elections, 2014

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Elections for the office of Delaware State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place September 9, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was July 8, 2014.

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party holds the majority in the Delaware State Senate:

Delaware State Senate
Party As of September 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 13 Pending
     Republican Party 8 Pending
Total 21 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.

Competitiveness

Candidates unopposed by a major party

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In four of the ten districts up for election in 2014, there is only one major party candidate running for election. Three Democrats are guaranteed election in November barring unforeseen circumstances.

Two major party candidates will face off in the general election in seven of the ten districts up for election. None of those districts held competitive elections in 2012. One district up for election in 2014 that has only one major party candidate this year held a competitive election in 2012.

Previously Competitive, Now Unopposed

  • District 4: Gregory F. Lavelle (R) is unopposed in both the Republican primary and general election. Lavelle won by a margin of victory of 3 percent in 2012.

Primary challenges

Two incumbents faced primary competition on September 9. Another eight incumbents advanced past the primary without opposition. The state senators that faced primary competition were:

Retiring incumbents

All incumbent senators are running for re-election this year.

List of candidates

Note: Candidate lists can change frequently throughout the election season. Ballotpedia staff will be re-examining the list on a monthly basis for any changes. This list was last examined on September 10, 2014. For more information about Ballotpedia's election coverage plan, click here. If you are aware of a candidate we've missed or one incorrectly listed, please send an email to: Tyler King.

District 2

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary:
Republican Party September 9 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

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Democratic Party Margaret Rose Henry
Republican Party Robert F. Martin

District 3

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary:
Republican Party September 9 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed to run.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Robert I. Marshall

District 4

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary:

Note: Buttner filed to run on August 1, 2014.

Republican Party September 9 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Sarah L. Buttner
Republican Party Gregory F. Lavelle

District 6

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary:
Republican Party September 9 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Claire R. Snyder-Hall
Republican Party Ernesto B. Lopez

District 10

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary:
Republican Party September 9 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Bethany Hall-Long
Republican Party John Marino

District 11

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary:
Republican Party September 9 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed to run.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Bryan Townsend

District 16

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed to run.
Republican Party September 9 GOP primary:
  • Colin Bonini Approveda - Incumbent Bonini first assumed office in 1995.
Independent Independent candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Colin Bonini
Independent Michael S. Tedesco

District 17

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary:
Republican Party September 9 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Brian J. Bushweller
Republican Party Kim E. Warfield

District 18

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary:
Republican Party September 9 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Patrick J. Emory
Republican Party F. Gary Simpson

District 21

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary:
Republican Party September 9 GOP primary:
Libertarian Party Libertarian Party candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Robert L. Venables, Sr.
Republican Party Bryant L. Richardson
Libertarian Party John F. Potter

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