Robert Venables

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Robert Venables
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Delaware State Senate District 21
In office
1989 - Present
Term ends
January 10, 2017
Years in position 25
Base salary$42,750/year
Per diem$7,334 annual expense allowance
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1988
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Place of birthBethel, DE
Office website
Robert Venables has been a Democratic member of the Delaware State Senate representing District 21 since 1988.

Venables never attended college and is a full time senator.

Committee assignments


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

Delaware Committee Assignments, 2013
Bond, Chair
Community/County Affairs
Energy & Transit
Natural Resources & Environmental Control


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


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



See also: Delaware State Senate elections, 2012

Venables ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Delaware State Senate District 21. Venables ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on September 11, 2012 and defeated Bryant Richardson and John Potter in the general election on November 6, 2012. [2][3]

Delaware State Senate, District 21, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Venables Incumbent 55.9% 8,955
     Republican Bryant Richardson 43% 6,889
     Libertarian John Potter 1.2% 187
Total Votes 16,031


On November 4, 2008, Venables won re-election to the Delaware State Senate from Delaware's 21st Senate District. Venables ran unopposed in the election and received 12,603 votes.[4] Venables raised $11,050 for his campaign in 2008.[5]

Delaware State Senate, District 21 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Robert Venables (D) 12,603 100.0%

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010 (Off-cycle)

Delaware State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Robert Venables's campaign in 2010
Medco Health Solutions$150
Total Raised in 2010 $150


In 2008, Venables collected $11,050 in contributions.[6] The ten largest contributors to his campaign were as follows:

Donor Amount
Delaware State Chamber of Commerce $1,200
Delaware Association of Realtors $600
Den PAC $600
Alan R. Bradley, Jr. $600
French and Ryan, Inc. $600
Oldcastle Materials $600
Altria $600
Alan R. Bradley Jr. $600
Karen A. Bradley $600
Home Builders' Association of Delaware $600

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District 21

Venables represents Delaware Senate District 21, which covers the city of Laurel.


Robert is married to Laura Venables.

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Preceded by
Delaware Senate District 21
Succeeded by