Bethany Hall-Long

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Bethany Hall-Long
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Delaware State Senate District 10
In office
2009 - Present
Term ends
January 2015
Years in position 5
Base salary$44,041/year
Per diem$7,334 annual expense allowance
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sThomas Jefferson University
Master'sMedical University of South Carolina
Ph.D.George Mason University
ProfessionProfessor of Nursing & Joint Faculty Urban Affairs, University of Delaware
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Bethany A. Hall-Long is a Democratic member of the Delaware State Senate, representing District 10. She was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Hall-Long served as a member of the Delaware House of Representatives from 2003 to 2008.


Hall-Long graduated from Thomas Jefferson University with her B.S.N. She then attended the Medical University of South Carolina where she acquired her M.S.N., and later attended George Mason University where she obtained her Ph.D. Hall-Long is a professor of Nursing and a joint faculty member in the Urban Affairs Department at the University of Delaware.

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Hall-Long served on the following committees:

Delaware Committee Assignments, 2013
Community/County Affairs, Chair
Health & Social Services, Chair
Highways & Transportation
Veterans Affairs


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


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Hall-Long served on these committees:[1]



See also: Delaware State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Delaware State Senate 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 Bethany Hall-Long is unopposed in the Democratic primary, while John Marino is unopposed in the Republican primary.[2][3]


See also: Delaware State Senate elections, 2012

Hall-Long ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Delaware State Senate District 10. Hall-Long ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on September 11, 2012 and was unchallenged in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Delaware State Senate, District 10, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBethany Hall-Long Incumbent 100% 16,498
Total Votes 16,498


On November 4, 2008, Hall-Long won election to the Delaware State Senate from Delaware's 10th Senate District. Hall-Long received 13,965 votes in the election, defeating James Weldin (R), who received 7,554 votes.[6] Hall-Long raised $95,384 for her campaign in 2008; Weldin raised $32,465.[7]

Delaware State Senate, District 10 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Bethany Hall-Long (D) 13,965 64.9%
James Weldin (R) 7,554 35.1%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Hall-Long is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Hall-Long raised a total of $126,048 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 18, 2013.[8]

Bethany Hall-Long's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Delaware State Senate, District 10 Won $24,905
2010 Delaware State Senate, District 10 Not up for election $5,759
2008 Delaware State Senate, District 10 Won $95,384
Grand Total Raised $126,048


Hall-Long won re-election to the Delaware State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Hall-Long raised a total of $24,905.
Delaware State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Bethany Hall-Long's campaign in 2012
Jp Morgan Chase & Co$600
Nonpartisan Citizens For Business Expansion$600
York Farm Associates$600
Delaware Contractors Association$600
Total Raised in 2012$24,905
Source:Follow the Money

2010 (Off-cycle)

Delaware State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Bethany Hall-Long's campaign in 2010
Delaware Racing Association$600
Nonpartisan Citizens For Business Expansion$200
Schreppler Iii, Dr George$200
Dynamic Therapeutics$200
Total Raised in 2010 $5,750


In 2008, Hall-Long collected $95,384 in contributions.[9] The four largest contributors to her campaign were as follows:

Donor Amount
Delaware Democratic Party $2,600
New Castle County Democratic Committee $2,100
Delaware Racing Association $1,200
Delaware Healthcare Association $875


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In 2013, the Delaware General Assembly was in its 146th session from January 8 through July 1.[10]


Hall-Long is married to Dana Long.

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