Delaware State Senate elections, 2014

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Delaware State Senate elections, 2014

Majority controlQualifications
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State Legislative Election Results

Delaware State Senate2014 Delaware House Elections
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.

Following the general election, there was no change to the majority control of the Delaware State Senate. In control of the chamber, the Democratic Party lost a single seat to drop from 13 to 12 seats. The Republican Party picked up the seat, increasing their share from eight to nine.

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

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

Delaware State Senate
Party As of November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 13 12
     Republican Party 8 9
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

2014 Competitiveness Overview
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In four of the ten districts up for election in 2014, there was only one major party candidate running for election. Three Democrats were guaranteed election barring unforeseen circumstances.

Two major party candidates faced 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) ran 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 ran for re-election in 2014.

List of candidates

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: 7,324 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Robert F. Martin: 1,010

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: 5,214 Green check mark transparent.png

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: 5,521
Republican Party Gregory F. Lavelle: 8,983 Green check mark transparent.png

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: 6,718
Republican Party Ernesto B. Lopez: 11,633 Green check mark transparent.png

District 10

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Bethany Hall-Long: 6,230 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party John Marino: 5,963

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: 6,426 Green check mark transparent.png

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: 6,178 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Michael S. Tedesco: 2,135

District 17

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Brian J. Bushweller: 5,811 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Kim E. Warfield: 3,881

District 18

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Patrick J. Emory: 3,917
Republican Party F. Gary Simpson: 7,863 Green check mark transparent.png

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.: 4,514
Republican Party Bryant L. Richardson: 5,210 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party John F. Potter: 113

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