Harvey Kenton

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Harvey R. Kenton
Harvey Kenton.jpg
Delaware House of Representatives District 36
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 9, 2017
Years in position 4
Base salary$44,041/year
Per diem$7,334 annual expense allowance
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Campaign website
Harvey R. Kenton is a Republican member of the Delaware House of Representatives, representing District 36. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.


Kenton attended Wesley College. He is a retired fertilizer and real estate salesman. He served in the U.S. Navy.

Committee assignments


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

Delaware Committee Assignments, 2013
Joint Finance
Natural Resources
Veterans Affairs


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



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. Incumbent Harvey R. Kenton was unopposed in the Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[1][2][3]


See also: Delaware House of Representatives elections, 2012

Kenton ran in the 2012 election for Delaware House of Representatives District 36. Kenton ran unopposed in the Republican primary on September 11, 2012 and was unchallenged in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4]

Delaware House of Representatives, District 36, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngHarvey Kenton Incumbent 100% 6,298
Total Votes 6,298


See also: Delaware House of Representatives elections, 2010

Kenton was uncontested in the September 14 primary election. He defeated Democrat C. Russell McCabe in the general election.[5]

Delaware House of Representatives, District 36
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Harvey R. Kenton (R) 5,229 54.3%
C. Russell McCabe (D) 4,400 45.7%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Kenton is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Kenton raised a total of $80,581 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 19, 2013.[6]

Harvey Kenton's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Delaware State House, District 36 Won $15,201
2010 Delaware State House, District 36 Won $65,380
Grand Total Raised $80,581


Kenton won re-election to the Delaware House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Kenton raised a total of $15,201.
Delaware House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Harvey Kenton's campaign in 2012
Kenton, Harvey R$1,769
Sussex County Republican Womens Club$600
Draper, Thomas H$600
Tunnell III, Robert W$600
Total Raised in 2012$15,201
Source:Follow the Money


In 2010, Kenton raised $29,715 in contributions.[7]

His two largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Kenton, Harvey & Jeanne $20,000
36th District Republican Cmte $3,000


See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Delaware

Legislative scorecards are used to evaluate elected public officials based on voting record. Some scorecards are created by political advocacy groups with a focus on specific issues, while others are developed by newspapers and are broad in scope. Scorecards are meant to be used as a tool for voters to have a quick picture of whether their views align with a particular legislator's record.

Because scorecards can be specific to particular issues or general to a state’s legislative term, for example, each report should be considered on its own merits. Each entity that publishes these reports uses different methodologies and definitions for the terms used.

An overview for scorecards in all 50 states can be found on this page. To contribute to the list of Delaware scorecards, email suggestions to scorecards@ballotpedia.org.

Please see our writing guidelines if you would like to add results from an individual scorecard to this legislator's profile.


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

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


Kenton and his wife, Jeanne, have three children and five grandchildren.

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term Harvey + Kenton + Delaware + Legislature

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

Harvey Kenton News Feed

  • Loading...

See also

External links

Suggest a link


Political offices
Preceded by
V. George Carey
Delaware House District 36
Succeeded by