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Bryon Short
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Delaware House of Representatives District 7
In office
2007 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 8
Base salary$42,750/year
Per diem$7,334 annual expense allowance
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedApril 2007
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sSalisbury State University
Office website
Campaign website
Bryon Short is a Democratic member of the Delaware House of Representatives. He has represented the 7th District since winning a special election in April 2007.

Short has previously been a Caseworker for Congressman Thomas Carper. He is a member of the Boys and Girls Club Board, Brandywine Young Men's Christian Association Board, Darley Civic Association member, and volunteer with the Highland Woods Chestnut Street Clean Up Crew.[1]

Issue positions

On his website Short lists his positions on some issues, including:[2]

  • Airplane noise - "Bryon Short has been working in conjunction with Senator Tom Carper and DelDOT to establish a permanent airplane noise monitor in our district."
  • Open Government & Ethics - "I am committed to making sure that government serves the public, not the special interests. To that end, one of my first official acts was to sign on as a sponsor of several bills making government more open and responsive."

Committee assignments


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

Delaware Committee Assignments, 2013
Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce, Chair
Housing & Community Affairs
Revenue & Finance, Vice Chair
Veterans Affairs


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


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Short served on these committees:

Short's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 78 - "unlawful to sell or otherwise transfer a puppy until it is 8 weeks of age so their natural tendencies will be mitigated."
  • HB 149 - "limits compensation that may be received by mortgage loan brokers and licensed lenders who engage in mortgage loan modification services for homeowners."
  • HB 278 - "unlawful to sell or trade a cat or dog in an open-air market, including public highways and streets, commercial parking lots and flea markets."

For details and a full listing of sponsored bills, see the House site.



See also: Delaware House of Representatives elections, 2012

Short ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Delaware House of Representatives District 7. Short ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on September 11, 2012 and defeated Daniel Lepre and Robert Wilson in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3]

Delaware House of Representatives, District 7, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBryon Short Incumbent 68.2% 7,280
     Republican Daniel Lopre 30% 3,204
     Libertarian Robert Wilson 1.8% 188
Total Votes 10,672


See also: Delaware House of Representatives elections, 2010

Short won re-election to the 7th District Seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. Short defeated Judith Travis (R) and Scott Gesty in the November 2, 2010 general election.[4]

Delaware House of Representatives, District 6
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Bryon Short (D) 4,983 56.9%
Judith Travis (R) 3,619 41.3%
Scott Gesty (Ind. Party of Delaware) 87 1.0%
Scott Gesty (L) 75 0.8%


On November 4, 2008, Short won re-election to the Delaware House of Representatives from Delaware's 7th District, defeating James Bowers (R). Short received 6,281 votes in the election, while Bowers received 4,443 votes.[5] Short raised $104,308 for his campaign; Bowers raised $99,063.[6]

Delaware House of Representatives, District 7
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Bryon Short (D) 6,281 58.6%
James Bowers (R) 4,443 41.4%

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Short raised $86,160 in contributions. [7]

His largest contributor was the New Castle County Democratic Committee, which donated $1,000 to his campaign.


Below are Short's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[8]

Contributor 2008 total
DE Democratic Party $1,700
New Castle County Chamber of Commerce $1,200
Wolf Block Schorr & Solis-Cohen $1,200
DE Trial Lawyers Assoc $1,200
John Joseph Cartier $1,200

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