Sher Valenzuela

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Sher Valenzuela
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Former candidate for
Delaware Treasurer
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Last electionNovember 6, 2012
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Sher Valenzuela was a Republican candidate for Delaware Treasurer in the 2014 elections.[1]

In 2012, Valenzuela was the Republican nominee for Lieutenant Governor of Delaware.[2] She lost to incumbent Matthew Denn (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.


Valenzuela grew up in Cleveland, Ohio. She was a syndicated columnist, published feature writer for several daily newspapers, a daily editor for Delaware State News and a communications director for IBM before starting First State Manufacturing with her husband.[3][4]



See also: Delaware down ballot state executive elections, 2014

Valenzuela ran for election to the office of Delaware Treasurer. Valenzuela unsuccessfully sought Republican nomination in the primary on September 9. The general election took place November 4, 2014.

  • Republican primary - September 9, 2014
Delaware Treasurer, Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKen Simpler 53.9% 13,491
Sher Valenzuela 46.1% 11,549
Total Votes 25,040
Election Results via Office of the Delaware Elections Commissioner.


See also: Delaware lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2012

Valenzuela was a Republican candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Delaware. She was defeated by incumbent Matthew Denn (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5] Valenzuela ran unopposed in the Republican primary on September 11, 2012.

Lieutenant Governor of Delaware General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMatthew Denn Incumbent 61.6% 238,959
     Republican Sher Valenzuela 37.1% 143,978
     Libertarian Margie Waite-McKeown 1.3% 5,206
Total Votes 388,143
Election Results via Delaware State Board of Elections.


On her campaign website, Valenzuela outlined her "Accelerated solutions for a better Delaware." She believes over-regulation is controlling the lives of Delaware residents and advocates for reducing the reach of government.[6]

  • Better jobs: Valenzuela emphasizes the need to support Delaware's existing small, "home-grown" businesses rather than "wooing large corporations to Delaware."
  • Better education: Valenzuela wants to reduce the number of administrative tasks facing teachers.
  • Better quality of life: Valenzuela is concerned with the current system of crime control.


Valenzuela and her husband, Eli, co-own First State Manufacturing. She has three children: one from her first marriage and two with Eli.[7]

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