William Carson

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William Carson, Jr.
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Delaware House of Representatives District 28
In office
2009 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 5
Base salary$42,750/year
Per diem$7,334 annual expense allowance
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Office website
William Carson, Jr. is a Democratic member of the Delaware House of Representatives, representing the 28th District since 2008.

Committee assignments


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

Delaware Committee Assignments, 2013
Joint Finance
Manufactured Housing, Vice Chair
Natural Resources
Public Safety & Homeland Security
Transportation/Land Use and Infrastructure, Chair
Veterans Affairs


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


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

Carson's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 209 - "would require that a political subdivision of the State that submits proposed legislation to the General Assembly to affect the self-governance of such subdivision must provide clear evidence that the majority of the legislative body of the subdivision endorses such proposed legislation."
  • HB 235 - "grants the Board of Pharmacy authority to establish standards and procedures for the collection, destruction, return and redistribution of previously dispensed medications."

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



See also: Delaware House of Representatives elections, 2012

Carson ran in the 2012 election for Delaware House of Representatives District 28. Carson ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on September 11, 2012 and was challenged by Christopher Sylvester in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1]

Delaware House of Representatives, District 28, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngWilliam Carson, Jr. Incumbent 71.1% 6,104
     Republican Christopher Sylvester 28.9% 2,478
Total Votes 8,582


See also: Delaware House of Representatives elections, 2010

Carson won re-election to the 28th District Seat in 2010. He had no opposition in the primary election. Carson defeated Karen Minner (R) in the November 2, 2010.[2]

Delaware House of Representatives, District 28
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png William Carson, Jr. (D) 4,534 67.7%
Karen Minner (R) 2,161 32.3%


On November 4, 2008, Carson won re-election to the Delaware House of Representatives from Delaware's 28th District. Carson ran unopposed in the general election, and he received 7,198 votes.[3] Carson raised $40,804 for his campaign.[4]

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Carson raised $34,725 in contributions. [5]

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


Below are Carson's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[6]

Contributor 2008 total
William J & Betty Carson $4,000
Peter D/Dawn A Mandelstram/Drzal $1,200
Teamsters Local 326 $1,200
Ennis Senate Campaign Cmte $949
Asbestos Workers Local 42 $900

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