Robert Gilligan

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Robert Gilligan
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Delaware House of Representatives District 19
Assumed office
Current term ends
Political party Democrat
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

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 is running for re-election to the 19th District Seat in 2010. He has no opposition. The primary election occurs on September 14, and the general election takes place on November 2, 2010.


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.[3] Gilligan raised $28,750 for his campaign; Sakeley raised $2,351, and Annand raised $200.[4]

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


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

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
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Delaware House District 19
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