Valerie Longhurst

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Valerie Longhurst
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Delaware House of Representatives District 15
Incumbent
In office
2005 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 9
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Majority Whip, Delaware State House of Representatives
Compensation
Base salary$42,750/year
Per diem$7,334 annual expense allowance
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2004
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
Birthday12/17/1963
Place of birthKewanee, IL
ProfessionLegislator
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Valerie Longhurst is a Democratic member of the Delaware House of Representatives, representing the 15th District since 2004. She currently serves as Majority Whip.

Longhurst worked as President of the Emerald Ridge Maintenance Corporation from 2000-2002, Operation Manager of AIGM from 1998-2000, Director of the ICT Group, and Operation Manager of RMH.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Delaware Committee Assignments, 2013
Ethics, Chair
House Administration, Chair
House Rules, Chair
Telecommunication Internet & Technology

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Longhurst's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 15 - "encourage the use of reusable bags by consumers and retailers and to reduce the consumption of limited use plastic carryout bags"
  • HB 264 - "increase the personal income tax rates"
  • HB 291 - "reinstates Delaware’s estate tax"

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

Elections

2012

See also: Delaware House of Representatives elections, 2012

Longhurst ran in the 2012 election for Delaware House of Representatives District 15. Longhurst defeated James D. Burton in the Democratic primary on September 11, 2012 and defeated Amy Merlino in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2]

Delaware House of Representatives, District 15, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngValerie Longhurst Incumbent 93.5% 8,385
     Libertarian Amy Merlino 6.5% 585
Total Votes 8,970


Delaware House of Representatives, District 15 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngValerie Longhurst Incumbent 57.9% 665
James D. Burton 42.1% 483
Total Votes 1,148

2010

See also: Delaware House of Representatives elections, 2010

Longhurst won re-election to the 15th District Seat in 2010. She had no primary opposition. Longhurst defeated James Van Houten (R) and George Edward Barnett (L) in the November 2, 2010 general election.[3]

Delaware House of Representatives, District 15
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Valerie Longhurst (D) 6,764 70.7%
James Van Houten (R) 2,659 27.8%
George Edward Barnett (L) 150 1.5%

2008

On November, 4, 2008, Longhurst won re-election to the Delaware House of Representatives from Delaware's 15th District. Longhurst ran unopposed in the election, and she received 10,570 votes.[4] Longhurst raised $14,233 for her campaign.[5]

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Longhurst raised $20,150 in contributions. [6]

No contributions to her campaign were of $1,000 or more.

2008

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

Contributor 2008 total
DE Racing Assoc $600
Dental PAC $600
Carpenters & Joiners Local 626 $600
DE Law PAC of DE $600
DE Citizens for Economic Development $600

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2004–present
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