Delaware selects legislative leaders
DOVER, Delaware: Democrats in the Delaware General Assembly selected their leaders for the next session on November 20. The President Pro Tem of the state senate and the Speaker of the state house were selected in closed door meetings, but still need to be confirmed by full votes in the state senate and state house.
Because Democrats have such a strong majority in both chambers following the general election, with a 13-8 majority in the senate and a 27-14 majority in the house, the confirmations are expected to be just a formality.
The senate will return for a special session on December 5, 2012 to consider judicial appointments and will likely confirm the leadership selections then, while the house will not resume session until mid-January.
- Delaware Governor Jack Markell
- Pete Schwartzkopf
- Patricia Blevins
- Delaware State Senate
- Delaware House of Representatives
- Delaware News Journal, "Democrats elect Legislative leaders" accessed November 28, 2012
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- Delaware.gov, "Governor Markell Calls Special Session of Delaware State Senate for December 5th" accessed November 28, 2012