Ernesto Lopez

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Ernesto Lopez
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Delaware State Senate District 6
In office
January 8, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 2015
Years in position 1
Base salary$44,041/year
Per diem$7,334 annual expense allowance
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Campaign website
Ernesto Lopez is a Republican member of the Delaware State Senate, representing District 6. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments


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

Delaware Committee Assignments, 2013
Children, Youth & Families
Health & Social Services
Natural Resources & Environmental Control



See also: Delaware State Senate elections, 2014

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. Claire R. Snyder-Hall was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Ernesto B. Lopez was unopposed in the Republican primary. Snyder-Hall will face Lopez in the general election.[1][2]


See also: Delaware State Senate elections, 2012

Lopez ran in the 2012 election for Delaware State Senate District 6. Lopez defeated Glen Urquhart in the Republican primary on September 11, 2012 and defeated Andrew W. Statonand Gwendolyn M. Jones in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Delaware State Senate, District 6, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngErnesto Lopez 56.1% 13,603
     Democratic Andrew Staton 42.7% 10,352
     Libertarian Gwendolyn Jones 1.2% 286
Total Votes 24,241
Delaware State Senate, District 6 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngErnesto Lopez 54.9% 2,163
Glen Urquhart 45.1% 1,779
Total Votes 3,942

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Lopez is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Lopez raised a total of $125,845 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 18, 2013.[5]

Ernesto's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Delaware State Senate, District 6 Won $125,845
Grand Total Raised $125,845


Lopez won election to the Delaware State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Lopez raised a total of $125,845.
Delaware State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Ernesto's campaign in 2012
Delaware Republican Party$2,000
Carpenter III, R R M$1,200
Burris Firm$1,200
Anderson, Margot & Daniel$1,200
Copeland Jr, Lammot$1,200
Total Raised in 2012$125,845
Source:Follow the Money


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In 2013, the Delaware General Assembly was in session from January 8 through July 1.[6]

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Preceded by
Liane Sorenson (R)
Delaware State Senate District 6
Succeeded by