|Office website:||Official Link|
|2013 FY Budget:||$147,537,800|
|Length of term:||4 years|
|Authority:||Delaware Constitution, Article III, Section 21|
|Assumed office:||January 2011|
|Next election:||November 4, 2014|
|Last election:||November 2, 2010|
|Other Delaware Executive Offices|
|Governor•Lieutenant Governor•Secretary of State•Attorney General•Treasurer•Auditor•Secretary of Education•Agriculture Secretary•Insurance Commissioner•Natural Resources Secretary•Labor Secretary•Public Service Commission|
Before becoming treasurer, Flowers ran Flowers Counsel Group, LLC, a law firm specializing in mergers and acquisitions and procurement law. Flowers has also worked as Democratic political analyst for the news program Delaware Tonight on WHYY-TV, and as a staff attorney for the firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP. Flowers holds an M.P.A. from Harvard University, an M.B.A. and J.D. from Georgetown University, and a bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
|The terms of the office of the Attorney General, the Insurance Commissioner, the Auditor of Accounts and the State Treasurer shall be four years. These officers shall be chosen by the qualified electors of the State at general elections, and be commissioned by the Governor.|
There are no particular qualifications for the office of treasurer.
Per Article III, Section 10 of the state constitution, treasurers are elected every four years during federal midterm elections (2006, 2010, 2014, etc.). Officeholders are sworn in during January of the year following their election.
There are no term limits for the office of treasurer.
If a vacancy occurs in the office of treasurer, the governor appoints a replacement to serve until the next election. Details of vacancy appointments are laid out in Article III, Section 9 of the Delaware Constitution.
The treasurer's office is responsible for providing banking, accounting and investment services to the state government. It ensures all receipts and disbursements are accounted for, issues state bonds, and operates state employees' savings and retirement funds. It also produces analysis of the state's economy and financial education services to state residents.
- Executive Office of the Treasurer
- Strategic Initiatives
- Legislative Liasion
- Office of Finance & Treasury Services
- Savings & Retirement Programs
- Banking & Cash Management Services
- Debt Management
- Investment Management
- Office of Economic Policy
- Economic Early Warning System
- Delaware Economic Index
- Financial Education
- Community Outreach
- Office of Disbursements & Reconciliations
- Payment Disbursements
- Account Reconciliations
- Internal Audit
- Payment Services
The budget for the State Treasurer's Office in the Fiscal Year 2013 was $147,537,800.
- See also: Compensation of state executive officers
In 2010, the treasurer received compensation in the amount of $107,300. The secretary's compensation is determined by law.
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Delaware State Treasurer's Office
820 Silver Lake Boulevard, Suite 100
Dover, DE 19904
- Governor: Jack Markell (D)
- Lieutenant Governor: Matthew Denn (D)
- Attorney General: Joseph R. "Beau" Biden, III (D)
- Auditor of State: R. Thomas Wagner, Jr. (R)
- Secretary of State: Jeffrey W. Bullock (D)
- Secretary of Agriculture: Ed Kee
- Treasurer of State: Chipman "Chip" Flowers, Jr. (D)
- Delaware State Treasury, "About the Treasury," accessed May 16, 2013
- Office of the Delaware Treasurer, "Treasurer's Biography," accessed August 10, 2011
- Delaware Code - Title 29, "State Government State Offices Created by Constitution, Chapter 27 State Treasurer," accessed May 16, 2013
- Office of the Delaware Treasurer, "Treasury Organizational Chart," accessed August 10, 2011
- Delaware Office of Management and Budget," Budget Development, Planning and Administration - Fiscal Year 2013 Operating and Capital Budget Information," accessed May 28, 2013
- The Council of State Governments, "Book of the States 2010 -- Table 4.11," accessed August 10, 2011