Bruce Ennis

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Bruce Ennis
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Delaware State Senate District 14
In office
2007 - Present
Term ends
January 10, 2017
Years in position 8
Base salary$42,750/year
Per diem$7,334 annual expense allowance
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Date of birth03/25/1939
Place of birthSmyrna, DE
Office website
Bruce Ennis has been a Democratic member of the Delaware State Senate representing District 14 since 2007.

Ennis attended the Delaware State Police Training Academy. He was a state police officer before becoming a state legislator.

Before becoming a state senator, Ennis was a member of the Delaware House of Representatives from 1982 to 2007.

Committee assignments


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

Delaware Committee Assignments, 2013
Adult & Juvenile Corrections, Chair
Agriculture, Chair
Finance, Chair
Small Business
Veterans Affairs


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


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



See also: Delaware State Senate elections, 2012

Ennis ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Delaware State Senate District 14. Ennis ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on September 11, 2012 and defeated Scott Unruh in the general election on November 6, 2012. [2][3]

Delaware State Senate, District 14, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBruce Ennis Incumbent 61.1% 12,031
     Republican Scott Unruh 38.9% 7,652
Total Votes 19,683


See also: Delaware State Senate elections, 2010

Ennis ran for re-election to the 14th District Seat in 2010. He had no opposition in the September 14 primary. Ennis defeated John A. Moritz (R) in the November 2, 2010 general election.[4]

Delaware State Senate District 14 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBruce Ennis 65.6% 12,239
     Republican John A. Moritz Incumbent 34.4% 6,427
Total Votes 18,666

2007 Special election

On November 3, 2007, Ennis won election to the Delaware State Senate from Delaware's 14th Senate District in a special election to replace the late Senator James T. Vaughn. Ennis received 4,272 votes, defeating Joanne Christian (R and Independent Party of Delaware), who received 2,013 votes.[5]

Delaware State Senate, District 14 (2007)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Bruce Ennis (D) 4,272
Joanne Christian (R and I) 2,013

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.



In 2008, a year in which his seat was not up for re-election, Ennis collected $15,318 in contributions.[6] The six largest contributors to his campaign were as follows:

Donor Amount
Ned Davis and Associates $608
Delaware Racing Association $600
Blackbird Hundred Democrat Club $600
Joseph T. Conway $600
Committee to Elect Jim Vaughn $600
Teamsters Local 326 $600

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District 14

Ennis represents Delaware Senate District 14, which is composed of the town of Clayton.


Bruce is married to Grace Ennis.

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Delaware Senate District 14
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