|Delaware State Senate District 19|
|2009 - 2013|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Bachelor's||University of Delaware|
|Place of birth||Lowes, DE|
|Profession||Owner and Operator of Thoro-Kleen Dry Cleaning, Inc.|
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.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Booth served on these committees:
- Administrative Services/Elections
- Public Safety
- Small Business
- Veterans Affairs
- Joint Committee on Capital Improvement
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Booth served on these committees:
- 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.
|Delaware State Senate, District 19 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Joseph Booth Incumbent||47.3%||1,555|
- See also: Delaware State Senate elections, 2010
|Delaware State Senate District 19 General Election, 2010|
|Republican||Joseph Booth Incumbent||100%||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|
|Joseph Booth Incumbent||51.3%||2,062|
|Eric R. Bodenweiser||48.7%||1,957|
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.
|Delaware State Senate, District 19 (2009)|
|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%|
|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|
|Farm Boys LLC||$1,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$95,815|
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Booth represents Delaware Senate District 19, encompassing the city of Georgetown.
Joseph is married to Margie Booth.
- Official Delaware State Senate website of Senator Joseph Booth
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Project Vote Smart profile
- Campaign contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002
- Joseph Booth on Facebook
- Campaign website
- Delaware Senate Committee Assignments
- Delaware Elections Division "Candidate List" Accessed July 13, 2012
- Delaware Department of Elections, "Official Primary Results," accessed March 20, 2014
- Delaware Elections Division, "Official 2010 Election results," accessed March 20, 2014
- Delaware Senate official special election results for 2009
|Delaware Senate District 19
| Succeeded by|
Brian Pettyjohn (R)