Donald Blakey

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Donald Blakey
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Delaware House of Representatives District 34
Incumbent
In office
2007 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$44,041/year
Per diem$7,334 annual expense allowance
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2006
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sDelaware State College
Master'sUniversity of Maryland, College Park, 1959
Ph.D.Pacific Western, 1997
Personal
BirthdayFebruary 5, 1936
Place of birthWashington, DC
ProfessionProfessor
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Donald A. Blakey (b. February 5, 1936) is a Republican member of the Delaware House of Representatives, representing District 34. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006.

Biography

Blakey is currently a visiting professor at Delaware State University. He worked in school administration for the Caesar Rodney School District from 1968 to 1990 and was a professor at Delaware State College from 1959 to 1968.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Blakey served on the following committees:

Delaware Committee Assignments, 2013
Education
Health & Human Development
Labor
Manufactured Housing
Veterans Affairs

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Blakey served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Blakey served on these committees:

Issues

Blakey's sponsored legislation includes:

For details and a full listing of sponsored bills, see the House site.

Elections

2014

See also: Delaware House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Delaware House of Representatives 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. Theodore M. Yacucci, Sr. was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Lyndon Dean Yearick defeated incumbent Donald A. Blakey in the Republican primary. Yearick defeated Yacucci in the general election.[1][2][3][4]

Delaware House of Representatives, District 34, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLyndon Dean Yearick 64.4% 4,097
     Democratic Theodore M. Yacucci, Sr. 35.6% 2,268
Total Votes 6,365
Delaware House of Representatives, District 34 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLyndon Dean Yearick 58.2% 645
Donald A. Blakey Incumbent 41.8% 464
Total Votes 1,109

2012

See also: Delaware House of Representatives elections, 2012

Blakey ran in the 2012 election for Delaware House of Representatives District 34. Blakey ran unopposed in the Republican primary on September 11, 2012 and defeated Theodore Yacucci, Sr. and Douglas Beatty in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5]

Delaware House of Representatives, District 34, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDonald Blakey Incumbent 56.7% 5,680
     Democratic Theodore Yacucci 40.7% 4,074
     Independent Douglas Beatty 2.7% 268
Total Votes 10,022

2010

See also: Delaware House of Representatives elections, 2010

Blakey won re-election to the 34th District seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. Blakey defeated Jill A. Fuchs (D) and Michael S. Tedesco in the November 2, 2010, general election.[6]

Delaware House of Representatives, District 34
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Donald Blakey (R) 5,015 61.7%
Jill A. Fuchs (D) 2,393 29.4%
Michael S. Tedesco (Unaffiliated) 463 5.7%
Jonathan Marango (Ind. Party of Delaware) 262 3.2%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Blakey won re-election to the Delaware House of Representatives from Delaware's 34th District, defeating G. Bruce Hamilton (D). Blakey received 6,229 votes in the election while Hamilton received 3,933 votes.[7] Blakey raised $13,522 for his campaign; Hamilton raised $3,438.[8]

Delaware House of Representatives, District 34
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Donald Blakey (R) 6,229 61.3%
G. Bruce Hamilton (D) 3,933 38.7%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Blakey is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Blakey raised a total of $37,167 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 19, 2013.[9]

Donald Blakey's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Delaware State House, District 34 Won $10,745
2010 Delaware State House, District 34 Won $12,900
2008 Delaware State House, District 34 Won $13,522
Grand Total Raised $37,167

2012

Blakey won re-election to the Delaware House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Blakey raised a total of $10,745.
Delaware House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Donald Blakey's campaign in 2012
Delaware Republican Party$1,000
Delaware Racing Association$600
Cozen Oconnor Pc$600
Nonpartisan Citizens for Business Expansion$600
Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor$600
Total Raised in 2012$10,745
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Blakey raised $12,900 in contributions.[10]

No contributions to his campaign were of $1,000 or more.

2008

Below are Blakey's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[11]

Contributor 2008 total
DE Citizens for Economic Development $600
Rodney Mitchell Jr. $600
34th Representative District Republican Cmte $600
Nonpartisan Citizens for Business Expansion $600
DE Racing Assoc $600

Scorecards

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2013

In 2013, the Delaware General Assembly was in session from January 8 through July 1.[12]

Legislators are scored on their stances on "social and economic justice issues."

Personal

Blakey is a member of the Delaware State Educational Association and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity.[13]

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Delaware House District 34
2006–present
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