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==Current officeholder==
 
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The current secretary is [[Jeffrey W. Bullock]], a [[Democrat]]. Bullock was first appointed on January 21, 2009 by incoming [[Governor of Delaware|Governor]] [[Jack Markell]].  
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The current secretary is [[Jeffrey W. Bullock]], a [[Democrat]]. Bullock was first appointed on January 21, 2009, by then-incoming [[Governor of Delaware|Governor]] [[Jack Markell]].  
  
 
Before becoming secretary, Bullock was chief administrative officer of New Castle County, DE, from 2001-2009. From 1994-2001, he was chief of staff to former [[Governor of Delaware|Governor]] Thomas R. Carper. Bullock holds a bachelor's degree in Economics and Political Science from the University of Delaware. He and his wife, Susan Frank, have two daughters.
 
Before becoming secretary, Bullock was chief administrative officer of New Castle County, DE, from 2001-2009. From 1994-2001, he was chief of staff to former [[Governor of Delaware|Governor]] Thomas R. Carper. Bullock holds a bachelor's degree in Economics and Political Science from the University of Delaware. He and his wife, Susan Frank, have two daughters.
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'''[[Article III, Delaware Constitution#Section 10|Delaware Constitution, Article III, Section 10]]'''
 
'''[[Article III, Delaware Constitution#Section 10|Delaware Constitution, Article III, Section 10]]'''
  
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==Appointments==
 
==Appointments==
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[[File:Delaware exec org chart.png|200px|right|thumb|Delaware state government organizational chart]]
 
Delaware is one of nine states where the secretary of state is appointed by the [[Governor of Delaware|governor]]. In Delaware, appointments to the office must be confirmed by a majority vote of the [[Delaware Senate|state Senate]], and appointees serve at the pleasure of the [[Governor of Delaware|governor]]. The process of appointment is detailed in [[Article III, Delaware Constitution#Section 10|Article III, Section 10]] of the [[Delaware Constitution|state constitution]].
 
Delaware is one of nine states where the secretary of state is appointed by the [[Governor of Delaware|governor]]. In Delaware, appointments to the office must be confirmed by a majority vote of the [[Delaware Senate|state Senate]], and appointees serve at the pleasure of the [[Governor of Delaware|governor]]. The process of appointment is detailed in [[Article III, Delaware Constitution#Section 10|Article III, Section 10]] of the [[Delaware Constitution|state constitution]].
  
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*Promote equal opportunity and protection for all persons
 
*Promote equal opportunity and protection for all persons
 
*Provide regulatory, licensing, investigate and consumer services to protect the public's health, safety and economic welfare; and
 
*Provide regulatory, licensing, investigate and consumer services to protect the public's health, safety and economic welfare; and
*Administer the state's public and merit employment relations laws and government ethics laws.<ref>[http://sos.delaware.gov/aboutagency.shtml ''Office of the Delaware Secretary of State'', "About the Department of State," accessed August 10, 2011.]</ref>
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*Administer the state's public and merit employment relations laws and government ethics laws.<ref>[http://sos.delaware.gov/aboutagency.shtml ''Office of the Delaware Secretary of State'', "About the Department of State," accessed August 10, 2011]</ref>
  
 
==Divisions==
 
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==Compensation==
 
==Compensation==
 
:: ''See also: [[Compensation of state executive officers]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Compensation of state executive officers]]''
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===2014===
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In 2014, the secretary of state received a salary of $127,590, according to the [[Council of State Governments]].<ref>[http://knowledgecenter.csg.org/kc/system/files/4.11%202014.pdf ''Council of State Governments,'' "SELECTED STATE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICIALS: ANNUAL SALARIES," accessed November 14, 2014]</ref>
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In 2013, the secretary of state was paid an estimated [[Compensation of state executive officers|$127,590]]. This figure comes from the [[Council of State Governments]].
  
 
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In 2010, the secretary received compensation in the amount of $120,755.<ref>[http://knowledgecenter.csg.org/drupal/system/files/Table_4.11.pdf ''The Council of State Governments'', "Book of the States 2010 -- Table 4.11," accessed August 10, 2011.]</ref> The secretary's compensation is determined by law.
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In 2010, the secretary received compensation in the amount of $120,755.<ref>[http://knowledgecenter.csg.org/drupal/system/files/Table_4.11.pdf ''The Council of State Governments'', "Book of the States 2010 -- Table 4.11," accessed August 10, 2011]</ref> The secretary's compensation is determined by law.
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==Contact Information==
 
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==See also==
 
==See also==
*[[Jeffrey W. Bullock|Secretary of State Jeffrey W. Bullock]]
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{{Delaware elected executive}}
*[[Governor of Delaware]]
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Latest revision as of 07:34, 1 December 2014

Delaware Secretary of State
General information
Office Type:  Partisan
Office website:  Official Link
2013 FY Budget:  $3,828,900
Term limits:  None
Structure
Length of term:   Serves at the pleasure of the governor
Authority:  Delaware Constitution, Article III, Section 10
Selection Method:  Appointed by governor
Current Officeholder

Jeffrey Bullock.jpg
Name:  Jeffrey W. Bullock
Officeholder Party:  Democratic
Assumed office:  January 21, 2009
Compensation:  $127,590
Other Delaware Executive Offices
GovernorLieutenant GovernorSecretary of StateAttorney GeneralTreasurerAuditorSecretary of EducationAgriculture SecretaryInsurance CommissionerNatural Resources SecretaryLabor SecretaryPublic Service Commission
The Delaware Secretary of State is the head of the Department of State in the state of Delaware.

The secretary's responsibilities involve registry of businesses and corporations, monitoring banks, and other commercial activities. Unlike many other state secretaries of state, the Delaware Secretary of State is not in charge of administering elections in Delaware. The Delaware Department of Elections is a separate agency from the Department of State.[1]

Current officeholder

The current secretary is Jeffrey W. Bullock, a Democrat. Bullock was first appointed on January 21, 2009, by then-incoming Governor Jack Markell.

Before becoming secretary, Bullock was chief administrative officer of New Castle County, DE, from 2001-2009. From 1994-2001, he was chief of staff to former Governor Thomas R. Carper. Bullock holds a bachelor's degree in Economics and Political Science from the University of Delaware. He and his wife, Susan Frank, have two daughters.

Authority

The office of secretary of state is established by the Delaware Constitution in Article III, Section 10.

Delaware Constitution, Article III, Section 10

The Governor shall appoint, by and with the consent of a majority of all the members elected to the Senate, a Secretary of State, who shall hold office during the pleasure of the Governor.

Qualifications

There are no specific qualifications for this office.

Appointments

Delaware state government organizational chart

Delaware is one of nine states where the secretary of state is appointed by the governor. In Delaware, appointments to the office must be confirmed by a majority vote of the state Senate, and appointees serve at the pleasure of the governor. The process of appointment is detailed in Article III, Section 10 of the state constitution.

Term limits

There are no term limits associated with the office.

Vacancies

Per Article III, Section 9 of the state constitution, the governor fills vacancies in the office of secretary of state in the same manners as normal appointments; he chooses a new officeholder who must then receive the approval of the Delaware Senate. If a vacancy occurs while the Senate is in recess, he may appoint an acting secretary by commission until it reconvenes.

Duties

Unlike most state secretaries of state, Delaware's does not oversee the state's election process. Instead, the secretary's office is mostly concerned with preserving the state's cultural heritage, regulating Delaware businesses to promote "public health, safety, and welfare," and several other miscellaneous duties. The secretary of state's website summarizes its mission as follows:

  • Promote Delaware's economy and generate state revenue
  • Manage and facilitate citizen access to governmental, educational and recreational information
  • Preserve and promote Delaware history, art and culture
  • Assist and provide direct services to Delaware veterans and their families
  • Promote equal opportunity and protection for all persons
  • Provide regulatory, licensing, investigate and consumer services to protect the public's health, safety and economic welfare; and
  • Administer the state's public and merit employment relations laws and government ethics laws.[2]

Divisions

  • Office of the Secretary
  • Archives
  • Arts
  • Bank Commissioner
  • Board of Pardons
  • Corporations
  • Delaware Heritage Commission
  • Government Information Center
  • Historical & Cultural Affairs
  • Human Relations
  • International Trade and Development
  • Commission on Italian Heritage and Culture
  • Libraries
  • Merit Employee Relations Board
  • Libraries
  • Merit Employee Relations Board
  • Professional Regulation
  • Public Advocate
  • Public Employee Relations Board
  • Public Integrity Commission
  • Public Service Commission
  • Veterans Affairs
  • Veterans Home
  • Commission for Women

State budget

The budget for the Secretary of State's Office in the Fiscal Year 2013 was $3,828,900.[3]

Compensation

See also: Compensation of state executive officers

2014

In 2014, the secretary of state received a salary of $127,590, according to the Council of State Governments.[4]

2013

In 2013, the secretary of state was paid an estimated $127,590. This figure comes from the Council of State Governments.

2012

In 2012, the secretary of state was paid an estimated $126,327. This figure comes from the Council of State Governments.

2010

In 2010, the secretary received compensation in the amount of $120,755.[5] The secretary's compensation is determined by law.

Historical officeholders

Note: Ballotpedia's state executive officials project researches state official websites for chronological lists of historical officeholders. That information for the Delaware Secretary of State has not yet been added because the information was unavailable on the relevant state official websites, or we are currently in the process of formatting the list for this office. If you have any additional information about this office for inclusion on this section and/or page, please email us.

Recent news

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Contact Information

Capitol Address:
Delaware

Delaware Secretary of State
401 Federal St., Suite 3
Dover, DE 19901

Phone: (302) 739-4111
Fax: (302) 739-3811

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