David Sokola

From Ballotpedia
Revision as of 02:09, 20 March 2013 by Tyler King (Talk | contribs)

Jump to: navigation, search
David Sokola
David sokola.jpg
Delaware State Senate District 8
In office
1991 - Present
Term ends
January 10, 2017
Years in position 24
Base salary$42,750/year
Per diem$7,334 annual expense allowance
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1990
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Delaware
Date of birth07/28/1955
Place of birthWilmington, DE
ProfessionSr. Lab Technician, DuPont Experimental Station
Office website
[Personal website
David Sokola has been a Democratic member of the Delaware State Senate representing District 8 since 1990.

Sokola received his B.S.P.E. from the University of Delaware.

In addition to being a senator, Sokola is also the senior lab technician at the DuPont Experimental Station.

Committee assignments


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

Delaware Committee Assignments, 2013
Administrative Services/Elections
Children, Youth & Families
Education, Chair
Energy & Transit
Public Safety
Small Business


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


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



See also: Delaware State Senate elections, 2012

Sokola ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Delaware State Senate District 8. Sokola ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on September 11, 2012 and defeated William Stritzinger in the general election on November 6, 2012. [2][3]

Delaware State Senate, District 8, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Sokola Incumbent 60.7% 10,099
     Republican William Stritzinger 39.3% 6,535
Total Votes 16,634


See also: Delaware State Senate elections, 2010

Sokola ran for re-election to the 8th District Seat in 2010. He defeated A. Louis Saindon in the November 2, 2010 general election.[4]

Delaware State Senate District 8 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Sokola Incumbent 60.6% 8,572
     Republican A. Louis Saindon 39.4% 5,583
Total Votes 14,155


On November 7, 2006, Sokola won re-election to the Delaware State Senate from Delaware's 8th Senate District. Sokola defeated Michael Ramone (R) in the election. Sokola received 7,678 votes, while Ramone received 5,608 votes.[5] Sokola raised $126,957 for his campaign in 2008; Ramone raised $101,223.[6]

Delaware State Senate, District 8 (2006)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png David Sokola (D) 7,678 57.8%
Michael Ramone 5,608 42.2%

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.



In 2008, a year in which he was not up for re-election, Sokola collected $6,648 in contributions.[7] The largest contributors were as follows:

Donor Amount
Anheuser-Busch $650
Highway One Limited Partnership $600
Lisa Lessner $600
Frank E. Acierno $600
Marvin E. Schoenhals $600
Delaware Racing Association $600


In 2006, Sokola collected $126,957 in contributions.[8] The six highest contributors to his campaign were as follows:

Donor Amount
Delaware Democratic Party $2,500
New Castle County Democratic Committee $2,400
Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local 1 $1,200
Delaware Public Employees Council 81 $800
Henry Topel and Company $700
Delaware Standardbred Owners Association $650

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term David + Sokola + Delaware + Senate

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

  • Loading...

District 8

Sokola represents Delaware Senate District 8, which is composed of the city of Newark.


David is married to Kathy Sokola.

External links

Suggest a link


Political offices
Preceded by
Delaware Senate District 8
Succeeded by