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Helene Keeley
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Delaware House of Representatives District 3
In office
1997 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 18
House Minority Whip, Delaware State House of Representatives
Base salary$42,750/year
Per diem$7,334 annual expense allowance
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1996
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Date of birth05/15/1965
Place of birthWilmington, DE
Office website
Helene Keeley is a Democratic member of the Delaware House of Representatives, representing the 3rd District since 1996. She currently serves as House Minority Whip.

Keeley has worked as a marketing specialist with the Department of Labor and project manager with Rosenbluth International.

Keeley is on the Board of Directors of the Claymore Senior Center, and a member of the board of the Delaware Theatre Company, Hilltop Lutheran Neighborhood Center, Saint Patrick's Center, and Saint Patrick's Day Society.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Delaware Committee Assignments, 2013
Capital Infrastructure
Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce
Gaming & Parimutuels, Vice Chair
Revenue & Finance


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


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

Keeley's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 16 - "requires lobbyists to disclose to the Public Integrity Commission the name of every nonprofit organization, community association and trade group of which the lobbyist is a council or board member."
  • HB 20 - "would require and achieve greater and more complete public disclosure and reporting by a public officer, particularly as it relates to family members employed by any State agency, any organization, any school district, or any entity that receives funding from the State."
  • HB 112 - "allows each competent adult patient to receive visits in a Hospital or Nursing Facility from whomever the patient or resident desires, subject to restrictions set forth in the Bill."

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



See also: Delaware House of Representatives elections, 2012

Keeley ran in the 2012 election for Delaware House of Representatives District 3. Keeley ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on September 11, 2012 and was unchallenged in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2]

Delaware House of Representatives, District 3, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngHelene Keeley Incumbent 100% 6,341
Total Votes 6,341


See also: Delaware House of Representatives elections, 2010

Keeley ran for re-election to the 3rd District Seat in 2010. She defeated Robert Bovell, who ran on the Working Families ticket, in the November 2, 2010 general election.[3]

Delaware House of Representatives, District 3
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Helene Keeley (D) 3,375 83.1%
Robert Bovell (Working Families) 684 16.9%

Keeley defeated Robert Bovell in the September 14 Democratic primary election by a margin of 736-590.[4]

Delaware House of Representatives, District 3 - Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Helene Keeley 736 55.5%
Robert Bovell 590 44.5%


On November 4, 2008, Keeley won re-election to the Delaware House of Representatives from Delaware's 3rd District. Keeley ran unopposed in the general election, receiving 5,419 votes.[5] Keeley raised $40,475 for her campaign.[6]

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Keeley raised $58,195 in contributions. [7]

Her four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Delaware Contractors Association $1,300
Laborers Political League Of Delaware $1,200
Boese, James K $1,100
Key, Patricia B $1,100


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

Contributor 2008 total
DE Democratic Party $3,000
DE Assoc of Realtors $700
Electrical Workers Local 313 $700
DE Standardbred Owners Assoc $650
Deborah Alford Hamilton LTD $600

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