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Joseph Booth

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Joseph Booth
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Delaware State Senate District 19
Former Member
In office
2009 - 2013
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Delaware
Personal
Birthday11/27/1957
Place of birthLowes, DE
ProfessionOwner and Operator of Thoro-Kleen Dry Cleaning, Inc.
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Joseph Booth is a former Republican member of the Delaware State Senate, representing District 19 from 2009 to 2013.

Booth obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Delaware.

In addition to being a senator, Booth is also the owner and operator of Thoro-Kleen Dry Cleaning, Inc.

Before becoming a state senator, Booth was a member of the Delaware House of Representatives.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Delaware State Senate elections, 2012

Booth ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Delaware State Senate District 19. Booth was defeated by Eric R. Bodenweiser in the Republican primary on September 11, 2012. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Delaware State Senate, District 19 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngEric Bodenweiser 52.7% 1,736
Joseph Booth Incumbent 47.3% 1,555
Total Votes 3,291

2010

See also: Delaware State Senate elections, 2010

Booth won re-election to the 19th District seat in 2010. He was unopposed in the November 2, 2010, general election.[4]

Delaware State Senate District 19 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoseph Booth Incumbent 100% 10,554
Total Votes 10,554

Booth defeated Eric R. Bodenweiser in the September 14 primary by a margin of 2,062-1,957.

Delaware State Senate District 19 General Election Republican Primary, 2010
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJoseph Booth Incumbent 51.3% 2,062
Eric R. Bodenweiser 48.7% 1,957
Total Votes 4,019

Special election 2009

On August 3, 2009, Booth won election to the Delaware State Senate from Delaware's 19th Senate District in a special election to replace the late Senator Thurman Adams. Booth defeated three opponents to win the race, receiving 4,335 votes. The losing candidates in the race were Polly Mervine (D) with 2,085 votes, Matthew Opaliski (Independent Party of Delaware) with 408 votes, and Gwendolyn Jones (Libertarian) with 56 votes.[5]

Delaware State Senate, District 19 (2009)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Joseph Booth (R) 4,335 63.0%
Polly Mervine (D) 2,085 30.3%
Matthew Opaliski (I) 408 5.9%
Gwendolyn Jones (L) 56 0.8%

Campaign donors

2010

Delaware State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Joseph Booth's campaign in 2010
Friends To Elect Joe Booth State Representative$23,832
Booth, Joseph W$10,000
Delaware Association Of Realtors$1,400
Colonial East$1,200
Farm Boys LLC$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $95,815

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District 19

Booth represents Delaware Senate District 19, encompassing the city of Georgetown.

Personal

Joseph is married to Margie Booth.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Delaware Senate District 19
2009–2013
Succeeded by
Brian Pettyjohn (R)