Robert Gilligan

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Robert Gilligan
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Delaware House of Representatives District 19
Assumed office
Current term ends
January 8, 2013
Political party Democratic
Profession Legislator
Website House website
Robert Gilligan is a Democratic member of the Delaware House of Representatives, representing the 19th District since 1972. He currently serves as Speaker of the House.

Gilligan is a Counselor at Delaware Technical College.

He served as House Minority Whip from 1985-1995, and Majority Leader from 1983-1984.[1]

Issue positions

Gilligan did not provide answers to the 2008 Political Courage Test. The test provides voters with how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected.[2]

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Gilligan has been appointed to these committees:


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

Gilligan's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 1 - "allows the public to have access to meetings of the Delaware General Assembly except for caucuses. Additionally, the bill allows the public to have access to records of the Delaware General Assembly."
  • HB 260 - "eliminates the personal income tax exemption for Delaware lottery winnings."
  • HB 262 - "increases the current State surcharge on each document or paper recorded or filed with the county recorders from $6 to $30."

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



See also: Delaware House of Representatives elections, 2010

Gilligan won re-election to the 19th District Seat in 2010. He had no opposition in the primary election. Gilligan defeated Vincent Ruff (R) in the November 2, 2010 general election.[3]

Delaware House of Representatives, District 19
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Robert Gilligan (D) 4,527 73.4%
Vincent Ruff (R) 1,643 26.6%


On November 4, 2008, Gilligan won re-election to the Delaware House of Representatives from Delaware's 19th District, defeating Joseph Sakeley (R) and Stephen Annand (BEP). Gilligan received 6,482 votes in the election while Sakeley received 1,729 votes, and Annand received 59 votes.[4] Gilligan raised $28,750 for his campaign; Sakeley raised $2,351, and Annand raised $200.[5]

Delaware House of Representatives, District 19
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Robert Gilligan (D) 6,482 78.4%
Joseph Sakeley (R) 1,729 20.9%
Stephen Annand (BEP) 59 0.7%

Campaign donors


In 2010, Gilligan raised $45,289 in contributions. [6]

Contributions have not all been submitted yet.


Below are Gilligan's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[7]

Contributor 2008 total
Wal-Mart $600
Delaware Bankers Assoc $600
Electrical Workers Local 313 $600
Wilmington Trust Corp $600

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Political offices
Preceded by
Delaware House District 19
Succeeded by