Brian Bushweller

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Brian Bushweller
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Delaware State Senate District 17
Incumbent
In office
2009 - Present
Term ends
January 2015
Years in position 5
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$44,041/year
Per diem$7,334 annual expense allowance
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sOklahoma City University
Master'sStanford University, 1970 and Central Michigan University
Personal
ProfessionLegislator
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Brian J. Bushweller is a Democratic member of the Delaware State Senate, representing District 17. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Bushweller earned his A.A. from Ulster County Community College, his B.A. from Oklahoma City University and his M.A. from Stanford University. Bushweller worked as the state director for U.S. Senator Tom Carper, secretary of the Delaware Department of Public Safety, legislative liaison for Governor Tom Carper and the Teacher Union field representative.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Delaware Committee Assignments, 2013
Adult & Juvenile Corrections
Bond
Community/County Affairs
Finance
Highways & Transportation
Insurance, Chair
Public Safety

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

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. Incumbent Brian J. Bushweller was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Kim E. Warfield was unopposed in the Republican primary. Bushweller will face Warfield in the general election.[2][3]

2012

See also: Delaware State Senate elections, 2012

Bushweller ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Delaware State Senate District 17. Bushweller 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 17, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBrian Bushweller Incumbent 100% 13,161
Total Votes 13,161

2008

On November 4, 2008, Bushweller won election to the Delaware State Senate from Delaware's 17th Senate District. Bushweller defeated James Hutchison (R) to win the election. Bushweller received 10,279 votes while Hutchison received 7,923 votes.[6] Bushweller raised $97,214 for his campaign in 2008; Hutchison raised $92,562.[7]

Delaware State Senate, District 17 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Brian Bushweller (D) 10,279 56.5%
James Hutchison (R) 7,923 43.5%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Bushweller is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Bushweller raised a total of $160,861 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 18, 2013.[8]

Brian Bushweller's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Delaware State Senate, District 17 Won $52,696
2010 Delaware State Senate, District 17 Not up for election $10,951
2008 Delaware State Senate, District 17 Won $97,214
Grand Total Raised $160,861

2012

Bushweller won re-election to the Delaware State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Bushweller raised a total of $52,696.
Delaware State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Brian Bushweller's campaign in 2012
Hawkins, John$600
Delaware Trial Lawyers Association$600
Cozen Oconnor Pc$600
Joseph, Ruthi Adams$600
Nationwide$600
Total Raised in 2012$52,696
Source:Follow the Money

2010 (Off-cycle)

Delaware State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Brian Bushweller's campaign in 2010
Delaware Racing Association$600
Christensen, George A$600
Carpenters & Joiners Local 626$600
Bennett, E Bradford$600
Delaware Standardbred Owners Association$300
Total Raised in 2010 $10,951

2008

In 2008, Bushweller collected $97,214 in contributions.[9] The ten largest contributors to his campaign were as follows:

Donor Amount
Delaware Democratic Party $3,810
Joshua Bushweller $600
Logan Bushweller $600
Sally Stokes $600
Peterson for Senate $600
John Hynansky $600
Committee to Elect Patricia Blevins $600
Nonpartisan Citizens for Business Expansion $600
Jeremy Bushweller $600
DeLuca for Senate Campaign Committee $600

Scorecards

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2013

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

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

Personal

Brian and his wife, Rocky, have five children.

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Delaware Senate District 17
2008–present
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