Ruth Briggs King

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Ruth Briggs King
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Delaware House of Representatives District 37
Incumbent
In office
2009 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$44,041/year
Per diem$7,334 annual expense allowance
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedSeptember 12, 2009
Term limitsN/A
Education
Associate'sDelaware Technical and Community College
Bachelor'sWilmington College
Master'sWilmington College
Personal
ProfessionLegislator
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Ruth Briggs King is a Republican member of the Delaware House of Representatives, representing District 37. She was first elected to the chamber after winning a special election in September 2009.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Delaware Committee Assignments, 2013
Health & Human Development
Manufactured Housing
Public Safety & Homeland Security
Transportation/Land Use and Infrastructure
Veterans Affairs

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

King's website highlighted the following campaign issues:[1]

  • Balance of Spending - "Ruth will work to balance the budget by reducing government spending, not by raising taxes."
  • Balance of Jobs - "Ruth will work to diversify our job base through initiatives that will encourage new businesses to locate in our area."
  • Balance of Power - "Ruth will prevent one party control and ensure all options are heard."
  • Balance of Responsible Growth and Development - "Ruth will work diligently to maintain local control on land use decisions and balance growth and development with individual property rights."

Elections

2014

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. Paulette Ann Rappa was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Ruth Briggs King was unopposed in the Republican primary. King defeated Rappa in the general election.[2][3][4]

Delaware House of Representatives, District 37, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRuth Briggs King Incumbent 65.3% 4,173
     Democratic Paulette Ann Rappa 34.7% 2,214
Total Votes 6,387

2012

See also: Delaware House of Representatives elections, 2012

King ran in the 2012 election for Delaware House of Representatives District 37. King ran unopposed in the Republican primary on September 11, 2012 and defeated Elizabeth McGinn in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5]

Delaware House of Representatives, District 37, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRuth Briggs King Incumbent 54.8% 5,026
     Democratic Elizabeth McGinn 45.2% 4,139
Total Votes 9,165

2010

See also: Delaware House of Representatives elections, 2010

King won re-election to the 37th District seat in 2010. She had no primary opposition. King defeated Frank E. Shade (D) in the November 2, 2010, general election.[6]

Delaware House of Representatives, District 37
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Ruth Briggs King (R) 5,149 61.8%
Frank E. Shade (D) 3,189 38.2%

Special election 2009

On September 12, 2009, King won election to the Delaware House of Representatives from Delaware's 37th District, defeating Robert Robinson (D). King received 2,429 votes in the election while Robinson won 2,105 votes.[7]

Delaware House of Representatives, District 37
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Ruth Briggs King (R) 2,429 53.6%
Robert Robinson (D) 2,105 46.4%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for King is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, King raised a total of $136,449 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 19, 2013.[8]

Ruth Briggs King's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Delaware State House, District 37 Won $37,755
2010 Delaware State House, District 37 Won $98,694
Grand Total Raised $136,449

2012

King won re-election to the Delaware House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, King raised a total of $37,755.
Delaware House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Ruth Briggs King's campaign in 2012
King, Ruth Briggs & Stanley$10,000
Harrington Raceway$1,100
Nonpartisan Citizens for Business Expansion$800
Tunnell III, Robert W$600
Delaware State Chamber of Commerce$600
Total Raised in 2012$37,755
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, King raised $98,694 in contributions.[9]

Her six largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
King, Stanley & Ruth $30,000
Sussex County Republican Womens Club $1,200
Citizens For Lavelle $1,200
Delaware Racing Association $1,200
Delaware Association Of Realtors $1,200
Delaware Education Association $1,200

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."

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Delaware House District 37
September 2009–present
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