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Bethany Hall-Long
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Delaware State Senate District 10
In office
2009 - Present
Term ends
January 10, 2017
Years in position 6
Base salary$42,750/year
Per diem$7,334 annual expense allowance
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sThomas Jefferson University
Master'sMedical University of South Carolina
Ph.D.George Mason University
ProfessionProfessor of Nursing & Joint Faculty Urban Affairs, University of Delaware
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Bethany Hall-Long has been a Democratic member of the Delaware State Senate representing District 10 since 2008.

Hall-Long graduated from Thomas Jefferson University with her BSN. She then attended the Medical University of South Carolina where she acquired her MSN and later attended George Mason University where she obtained her PhD.

In addition to being a senator, Hall-Long is a Professor of Nursing and a joint faculty member of the urban affairs department at the University of Delaware.

Before becoming a senator, Hall-Long was a member of the Delaware House of Representatives from 2003 to 2008.

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Hall-Long served on the following committees:

Delaware Committee Assignments, 2013
Community/County Affairs, Chair
Health & Social Services, Chair
Highways & Transportation
Veterans Affairs


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


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Hall-Long served on these committees:[1]



See also: Delaware State Senate elections, 2012

Hall-Long ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Delaware State Senate District 10. Hall-Long ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on September 11, 2012 and was unchallenged in the general election on November 6, 2012. [2][3]

Delaware State Senate, District 10, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBethany Hall-Long Incumbent 100% 16,498
Total Votes 16,498


On November 4, 2008, Hall-Long won election to the Delaware State Senate from Delaware's 10th Senate District. Hall-Long received 13,965 votes in the election, defeating James Weldin (R), who received 7,554 votes.[4] Hall-Long raised $95,384 for her campaign in 2008; Weldin raised $32,465. [5]

Delaware State Senate, District 10 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Bethany Hall-Long (D) 13,965 64.9%
James Weldin (R) 7,554 35.1%

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010 (Off-cycle)

Delaware State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Bethany Hall-Long's campaign in 2010
Delaware Racing Association$600
Nonpartisan Citizens For Business Expansion$200
Schreppler Iii, Dr George$200
Dynamic Therapeutics$200
Total Raised in 2010 $5,750


In 2008, Hall-Long collected $95,384 in contributions.[6] The four largest contributors to her campaign were as follows:

Donor Amount
Delaware Democratic Party $2,600
New Castle County Democratic Committee $2,100
Delaware Racing Association $1,200
Delaware Health Care Association $875

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District 10

Hall-Long represents the Delaware Senate District 10, which is composed of the town of Glasgow.


Bethany is married to Dana Long.

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