William Outten

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William Outten
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Delaware House of Representatives District 30
In office
2005 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 9
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
Associate'sDelaware Technical and Community College
Place of birthMilford, DE
Office website
William "Bobby" Outten is a Republican member of the Delaware House of Representatives, representing the 30th District since 2004.

Outten has worked as a meter reader for Conectiv, and a Supervisor for Delmarva Power and Light.

He serves as Governor of the Delaware Jaycees, and is a member of the Harrington High School Scholarship Foundation Board, Harrington Lions Company, Harrington Moose Lodge, and Harrington Sons of American Legion.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Delaware Committee Assignments, 2013
Public Safety & Homeland Security
Sunset Committee (Policy Analysis & Government Accountability)
Veterans Affairs


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


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

Outten's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 251 - "amends the Town Charter of the Town of Felton to prohibit family members from serving on or running for the Town Council concurrently."

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



See also: Delaware House of Representatives elections, 2012

Outten ran in the 2012 election for Delaware House of Representatives District 30. Outten ran unopposed in the Republican primary on September 11, 2012 and defeated Gordon Smith (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2]

Delaware House of Representatives, District 30, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngWilliam Outten Incumbent 91.9% 5,906
     Libertarian Gordon Smith 8.1% 520
Total Votes 6,426


See also: Delaware House of Representatives elections, 2010

Outten won re-election to the 30th District Seat in 2010. He had no opposition in the primary election or the November 2, 2010 general election.[3]

Delaware House of Representatives, District 30
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png William Outten (R) 5,514 100%


On November 4, 2008, Outten won re-election to the Delaware House of Representatives from Delaware's 30th District. Outten ran unopposed in the general election, and he received 6,921 votes.[4] Outten raised $14,411 for his campaign.[5]

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Outten raised $13,304 in contributions. [6]

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


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

Contributor 2008 total
Associated Builders & Contractors $600
Nonpartisan Citizens for Business Expansion $600
DE Racing Assoc $600
DE Citizens for Economic Development $600
Altria $500

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