Sean Matthews

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Sean Matthews
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Delaware House of Representatives, District 10
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
Sean Matthews is a Democratic member of the Delaware House of Representatives, representing District 10. He was first elected to the chamber in 2014.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

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

Delaware Committee Assignments, 2015
Health & Human Development
Housing & Community Affairs
Revenue & Finance
Telecommunication Internet & Technology
Veterans Affairs


Campaign themes


Matthews' website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

  • Excerpt: "I will use my experience as a civic association president and teacher to ensure that our neighborhoods and schools work best for our families and children. I am deeply concerned about the incumbent's relentless push for casino expansion. Instead of casino expansion, my legislative priority will be to add the voices of students and teachers to the conversations around school reform."



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. Sean Matthews defeated incumbent Dennis E. Williams in the Democratic primary, while Judith Travis was unopposed in the Republican primary. Matthews defeated Travis in the general election.[2][3][4][5]

Delaware House of Representatives, District 10, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSean Matthews 55.2% 3,494
     Republican Judith Travis 44.8% 2,840
Total Votes 6,334
Delaware House of Representatives, District 10 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSean Matthews 55% 694
Dennis E. Williams Incumbent 45% 568
Total Votes 1,262


See also: Delaware House of Representatives elections, 2012

Matthews ran in the 2012 election for Delaware House of Representatives District 10. Matthews was defeated by incumbent Dennis E. Williams in the Democratic primary on September 11, 2012. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[6]

Delaware House of Representatives, District 10 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDennis E. Williams Incumbent 52.8% 705
Sean Matthews 47.2% 630
Total Votes 1,335


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Preceded by
Dennis E. Williams (D)
Delaware House District 10
Succeeded by