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Richard Collins
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Delaware House of Representatives, District 41
In office
January 13, 2015 - Present
Term ends
January 9, 2017
Years in position 0
Base salary$44,041/year
Per diem$7,334 annual expense allowance
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Campaign website
Richard Collins is a Republican member of the Delaware House of Representatives, representing District 41. He was first elected to the chamber in 2014.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Collins served on the following committees:

Delaware Committee Assignments, 2015
Telecommunication Internet & Technology
Transportation/Land Use and Infrastructure
Veterans Affairs


Campaign themes


Collins' campaign website highlighted the following issues:[1]

Rich will work for:

  • More high paying jobs
  • Low taxes
  • Personal freedom
  • No state inspectors on your property without a warrant
  • Property rights
  • Your 2nd amendment rights



See also: Delaware House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Delaware House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on September 9, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was July 8, 2014. Incumbent John C. Atkins was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Richard G. Collins was unopposed in the Republican primary. Atkins was defeated by Collins in the general election.[2][3][4]

Delaware House of Representatives, District 41, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRichard G. Collins 52.2% 3,189
     Democratic John C. Atkins Incumbent 47.8% 2,919
Total Votes 6,108


See also: Delaware House of Representatives elections, 2012

Collins ran in the 2012 election for Delaware House of Representatives District 41. Collins ran unopposed in the Republican primary on September 11, 2012 and was defeated by incumbent John Atkins in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5]

Delaware House of Representatives, District 41, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Atkins Incumbent 50.4% 4,421
     Republican Richard Collins 49.6% 4,352
Total Votes 8,773


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Preceded by
John Atkins (D)
Delaware House District 41
Succeeded by