U.S. Senate delegation from Delaware

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This page displays current and historical information pertaining to the U.S. Senate delegation from Delaware.

Current members

The current members of the U.S. Senate from Delaware are:


Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:Predecessor:
Chris Coons
Chris Coons.jpg
Democratic PartyU.S. Senate, Delaware 2010January 3, 2015 November 4, 2014LinkEdward Kaufman (D)
Tom Carper
Tom Carper.jpg
Democratic PartyU.S. Senate, Delaware 2001January 3, 2019November 2018LinkWilliam Roth, Jr. (R)

Election history


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Class I

Senators in Class I were elected to office in the November 2012 general election, unless they took their seat through appointment or special election.[1] Class I terms run from the beginning of the 113th Congress on January 3, 2013, to the end of the 115th Congress on January 3, 2019.[1]

2012

U.S. Senate, Delaware General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngThomas Carper Incumbent 66.7% 252,892
     Republican Kevin Wade 28.7% 108,957
     Green Andrew Richard Groff 0.8% 3,036
     Independent Alexander Pires 3.8% 14,462
Total Votes 379,347
Source: Delaware Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2006
On November 7, 2006, Tom Carper won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated Jan Ting (R) and William E. Morris (L) in the general election.[2]

U.S. Senate, Delaware General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngThomas Carper incumbent 70.2% 170,567
     Republican Jan Ting 28.7% 69,734
     Libertarian William E. Morris 1.1% 2,671
Total Votes 242,972

2000
On November 7, 2000, Tom Carper won election to the United States Senate. He defeated William V. Roth (R), J. Burke Morrison (L), Mark E. Dankof (Constitution) and Robert Mattson (Natural Law) in the general election.[3]

U.S. Senate, Delaware General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngThomas Carper 55.5% 181,566
     Republican William V. Roth 43.7% 142,891
     Libertarian J. Burke Morrison 0.3% 1,103
     Constitution Mark E. Dankof 0.3% 1,044
     Natural Law Robert Mattson 0.1% 389
Total Votes 326,993

Class II

Senators in Class II were elected to office in the November 2008 general election, unless they took their seat through appointment or special election.[4] Class II terms run from the beginning of the 111th Congress on January 3, 2009, to the end of the 113th Congress on January 3, 2015.

2010
On November 2, 2010, Coons won election to the United States Senate. He defeated Christine O'Donnell (R), Glenn A. Miller (I), James W. Rash, Jr. (L), Maurice F. Bourgeois (I) and Samtra Devard (I) in the general election.[5]

U.S. Senate, Delaware Special General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngChris A. Coons Incumbent 56.6% 174,012
     Republican Christine O'Donnell 40% 123,053
     Independent Party of Delaware Glenn A. Miller 2.7% 8,201
     Libertarian James W. Rash, Jr. 0.7% 2,101
     Independent Maurice F. Bourgeois 0% 25
     Independent Samtra Devard 0% 10
Total Votes 307,402

2008
On November 4, 2008, Joe Biden won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated Christine O'Donnell (R) in the general election.[6]

U.S. Senate, Delaware General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Biden incumbent 64.7% 257,539
     Republican Christine O'Donnell 35.3% 140,595
Total Votes 398,134

2002
On November 5, 2002, Joe Biden won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated Raymond J. Clatworthy (R), Raymond T. Buranello (L), Maurice Barros (Independent Party of Delaware) and Robert E. Mattson (Natural Law) in the general election.[7]

U.S. Senate, Delaware General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Biden incumbent 58.2% 135,253
     Republican Raymond J. Clatworthy 40.8% 94,793
     Libertarian Raymond T. Buranello 0.4% 922
     Independent Maurice Barros 0.4% 996
     Natural Law Robert E. Mattson 0.2% 350
Total Votes 232,314

1996
On November 5, 1996, Joe Biden won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated Raymond J. Clatworthy (R), Mark Jones (L) and Jacqueline Kossoff (Natural Law) in the general election.[8]

U.S. Senate, Delaware General Election, 1996
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Biden incumbent 60% 165,465
     Republican Raymond J. Clatworthy 38.1% 105,088
     Libertarian Mark Jones 1.2% 3,340
     Natural Law Jacqueline Kossoff 0.6% 1,698
Total Votes 275,591

Historical members

Historical Representation to the US Senate by Party from Delaware
Party Total
     Democratic 19
     Republican 15
     Adams 3
     Pro-Admin 2
     Federalist 7
     Adams-Clay Federalist 1
     Jacksonian 2
     Anti-Jacksonian 2
     Whig 5
     Opposition 2
Total Senators 58
Class 1 Senators from Delaware
Senator Years Served Party
George Read Pro-Admin 1789-1793
Henry Latimer Federalist 1795-1801
Samuel White Federalist 1801-1809
Outerbridge Horsey Federalist 1810-1821
Caesar A. Rodney Republican 1822-1823
Thomas Clayton Adams-Clay Federalist, Adams 1824-1827
Louis McLane Jacksonian 1827-1829
Arnold Naudain Anti-Jacksonian 1830-1836
Richard H. Bayard Anti-Jacksonian, Whig 1836-1839, 1841-1845
John M. Clayton Whig 1845-1849
John Wales Whig 1849-1851
James Asheton Bayard, Jr. Democratic 1851-1864
George Read Riddle Democratic 1864-1867
James Asheton Bayard, Jr. Democratic 1867-1869
Thomas F. Bayard, Sr. Democratic 1869-1885
George Gray Democratic 1885-1899
L. Heisler Ball Republican 1903-1905
Henry A. du Pont Republican 1906-1917
Josiah O. Wolcott Democratic 1917-1921
T. Coleman du Pont Republican 1921-1922
Thomas F. Bayard, Jr. Democratic 1922-1929
John G. Townsend, Jr. Republican 1929-1941
James M. Tunnell Democratic 1941-1947
John J. Williams Republican 1947-1970
William V. Roth, Jr. Republican 1971-2001
Tom Carper Democratic 2001-Present
Class 2 Senators from Delaware
Senator Years Served Party
Richard Bassett Anti-Admin, Pro-Admin 1789-1793
John Vining Pro-Admin, Federalist 1793-1798
Joshua Clayton Federalist 1798-1798
William Hill Wells Federalist 1799-1804
James Asheton Bayard, Sr. Federalist 1804-1813
William Hill Wells Federalist 1813-1817
Nicholas Van Dyke Federalist Adams Clay Federalist, Adams 1817-1826
Daniel Rodney Adams 1826-1827
Henry M. Ridgely Jacksonian 1827-1829
John M. Clayton Anti-Jacksonian 1829-1836
Thomas Clayton Anti-Jacksonian, Whig 1837-1847
Presley Spruance Whig 1847-1853
John M. Clayton Whig, Opposition 1853-1856
Joseph P. Comegys Opposition 1856-1857
Martin W. Bates Democratic 1857-1859
Willard Saulsbury, Sr. Democratic 1859-1871
Eli Saulsbury Democratic 1871-1889
Anthony Higgins Republican 1889-1895
Richard R. Kenney Democratic 1897-1901
James F. Allee Republican 1903-1907
Harry A. Richardson Republican 1907-1913
Willard Saulsbury, Jr. Democratic 1913-1919
L. Heisler Ball Republican 1919-1925
T. Coleman du Pont Republican 1925-1928
Daniel O. Hastings Republican 1928-1937
James H. Hughes Democratic 1937-1943
C. Douglass Buck Republican 1943-1949
J. Allen Frear, Jr. Democratic 1949-1961
J. Caleb Boggs Republican 1961-1973
Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Democratic 1973-2009
Edward E. Kaufman Democratic 2009-2010
Chris Coons Democratic 2010-Present

See also

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