John Viola

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John Viola
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Delaware House of Representatives District 26
Incumbent
In office
1999 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 15
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Majority Whip, Delaware State House of Representatives
Compensation
Base salary$44,041/year
Per diem$7,334 annual expense allowance
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1998
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Associate'sGoldey Beacom College
Personal
BirthdayJune 1, 1950
ProfessionLabor law enforcement officer, State of Delaware
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
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John J. Viola (b. June 1, 1950) is a Democratic member of the Delaware House of Representatives, representing District 26. He was first elected to the chamber in 1998.

Biography

Viola is a labor law enforcement officer with the State of Delaware, as well as an apprenticeship and training specialist. He served in the Air National Guard from 1972 to 1974 and the Unites States Air Force in Vietnam from 1969 to 1972.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Delaware Committee Assignments, 2013
Ethics
House Administration
House Rules
Revenue & Finance

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Viola's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 193 - "creates a new kind of alcohol liquor license – a license to sell wine and beer in a grocery store."
  • HB 237 - "requires that all newly constructed businesses and other places of public accommodation be equipped with automatic doors to make the main entrances of such buildings accessible to persons with disabilities."

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 will consist of a primary election on September 9, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was July 8, 2014. Incumbent John Viola is unopposed in the Democratic primary.[2][3]

2012

See also: Delaware House of Representatives elections, 2012

Viola ran in the 2012 election for Delaware House of Representatives District 26. Viola ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on September 11, 2012 and was unchallenged in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4]

Delaware House of Representatives, District 26, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Viola Incumbent 100% 7,476
Total Votes 7,476

2010

See also: Delaware House of Representatives elections, 2010

Viola won re-election to the 26th District seat in 2010. He had no opposition in the September 14 primary. Viola defeated Hans-Erik Janco (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[5]

Delaware House of Representatives, District 26
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png John Viola (D) 4,730 96.7%
Hans-Erik Janco (R) 166 3.3%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Viola won re-election to the Delaware House of Representatives from Delaware's 26th District, defeating Jeremy Filliben (R). Viola received 6,316 votes in the election while Filliben received 1,586 votes.[6] Vila raised $14,650 for his campaign; Filliben raised $10,831.[7]

Delaware House of Representatives, District 26
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png John Viola (D) 6,316 79.9%
Jeremy Filliben (R) 1,586 20.1%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Viola is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Viola raised a total of $63,325 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 19, 2013.[8]

John Viola's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Delaware State House, District 26 Won $24,450
2010 Delaware State House, District 26 Won $24,225
2008 Delaware State House, District 26 Won $14,650
Grand Total Raised $63,325

2012

Viola won re-election to the Delaware House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Viola raised a total of $24,450.
Delaware House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to John Viola's campaign in 2012
Altria$1,200
Carpenters & Joiners Local 626$600
Delaware Racing Association$600
Tunnell III, Robert W$600
New Jersey State Laborers$600
Total Raised in 2012$24,450
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Viola raised $24,225 in contributions.[9]

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

2008

Below are Viola's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[10]

Contributor 2008 total
York Farms Assoc, Inc $600
Senora Partners $600
Reybold Construction $600
DE State Auto Workers $600
DE Racing Assoc $600

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2013

In 2013, the Delaware General Assembly was in its 146th session from January 8 through July 1.[11]

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Preceded by
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Delaware House District 26
1998–present
Succeeded by
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