Ruth Briggs King

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Ruth Briggs King
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Delaware House of Representatives District 37
Incumbent
In office
2009 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$42,750/year
Per diem$7,334 annual expense allowance
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedSeptember 12, 2009
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sWilmington College
Associate'sDelaware Technical and Community College
Master'sWilmington College
Personal
ProfessionLegislator
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Ruth Briggs King is a Republican member of the Delaware House of Representatives. She has represented the 37th District since winning a special election in September 2009.

Issue positions

King lists some of her basic issue positions on her website:[1]

  • Balance of Spending - "Ruth will work to balance the budget by reducing government spending, not by raising taxes."
  • Balance of Jobs - "Ruth will work to diversify our job base through initiatives that will encourage new businesses to locate in our area."
  • Balance of Power - "Ruth will prevent one party control and ensure all options are heard."
  • Balance of Responsible Growth and Development - "Ruth will work diligently to maintain local control on land use decisions and balance growth and development with individual property rights."

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Delaware Committee Assignments, 2013
Health & Human Development
Manufactured Housing
Public Safety & Homeland Security
Transportation/Land Use and Infrastructure
Veterans Affairs

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Delaware House of Representatives elections, 2012

King ran in the 2012 election for Delaware House of Representatives District 37. King ran unopposed in the Republican primary on September 11, 2012 and defeated Elizabeth McGinn in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2]

Delaware House of Representatives, District 37, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRuth Briggs King Incumbent 54.8% 5,026
     Democratic Elizabeth McGinn 45.2% 4,139
Total Votes 9,165

2010

See also: Delaware House of Representatives elections, 2010

King won re-election to the 37th District Seat in 2010. She had no primary opposition. King defeated Frank E. Shade (D) in the November 2, 2010 general election.[3]

Delaware House of Representatives, District 37
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Ruth Briggs King (R) 5,149 61.8%
Frank E. Shade (D) 3,189 38.2%

Special election 2009

On September 12, 2009, King won election to the Delaware House of Representatives from Delaware's 37th District, defeating Robert Robinson (D). King received 2,429 votes in the election while Robinson won 2,105 votes.[4]

Delaware House of Representatives, District 37
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Ruth Briggs King (R) 2,429 53.6%
Robert Robinson (D) 2,105 46.4%

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, King raised $98,694 in contributions. [5]

Her six largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
King, Stanley & Ruth $30,000
Sussex County Republican Womens Club $1,200
Citizens For Lavelle $1,200
Delaware Racing Association $1,200
Delaware Association Of Realtors $1,200
Delaware Education Association $1,200

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Political offices
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Delaware House District 37
September 2009–present
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