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Revision as of 11:58, 9 July 2014

Bryan Townsend
Bryan Townsend.jpg
Delaware State Senate District 11
In office
January 8, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 2015
Years in position 2
Base salary$44,041/year
Per diem$7,334 annual expense allowance
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
High schoolGlasgow High School (1999)
Bachelor'sUniversity of Delaware (2003), (2004)
Master'sUniversity of Delaware (2003), University of Cambridge (2006)
J.D.Yale University (2009)
Campaign website
Bryan Townsend is a Democratic member of the Delaware State Senate, representing District 11. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


Townsend graduated from Glasgow High School in 1999. In 2003, he graduated from the University of Delaware with a B.S. and an M.A. in Economics. In 2004, he graduated from the University of Delaware with a B.A. in Philosophy and Biology. In 2006, he graduated from the University of Cambridge in England and Peking University in China with an M.A. in Chinese. Townsend went on to earn a law degree from Yale Law School.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Delaware Committee Assignments, 2013
Adult & Juvenile Corrections
Banking, Chair
Public Safety
Veterans Affairs



See also: Delaware State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Delaware State Senate 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. Incumbent Bryan Townsend defeated David L. Tackett in the Democratic primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[2][3][4][5]

Delaware State Senate, District 11 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBryan Townsend Incumbent 78.1% 1,253
David L. Tackett 21.9% 352
Total Votes 1,605


See also: Delaware State Senate elections, 2012

Townsend ran in the 2012 election for Delaware State Senate District 11. Townsend defeated incumbent Anthony DeLuca in the Democratic primary on September 11, 2012 and defeated Evan Queitsch in the general election on November 6, 2012.[6][7]

Delaware State Senate, District 11, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBryan Townsend 78.4% 12,860
     Republican Evan Queitsch 21.6% 3,550
Total Votes 16,410
Delaware State Senate, District 11 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBryan Townsend 57.8% 1,441
Anthony DeLuca Incumbent 42.2% 1,054
Total Votes 2,495

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Townsend is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Townsend raised a total of $71,153 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 18, 2013.[8]

Bryan Townsend's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Delaware State Senate, District 11 Won $71,153
Grand Total Raised $71,153


Townsend won election to the Delaware State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Townsend raised a total of $71,153.
Delaware State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Bryan Townsend's campaign in 2012
New Castle County Democratic Cmte$2,500
Delaware Democratic Party$2,000
Peterson For Senate$1,200
Theodore Paradise$600
Jcm Associates Inc$600
Total Raised in 2012$71,153
Source:Follow the Money

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Anthony DeLuca (D)
Delaware State Senate District 11
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