The Green Papers: Delaware 2015 General Election
 
This page is for offices up for election in 2015. Find 2016 elections here.

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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 2)
Governor:1 
2010 Census:900,877 (0.29% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:3(0.56% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:1(0.23% of 435)
Capital:Dover
 

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Delaware State and Local Government

Delaware 2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


Only registered voters from participating parties may vote in the Primary Election.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 114th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Democratic Senator Thomas R. "Tom" Carper
First elected: 2000; re-elected 2006, 2012
[also served in U.S. House- elected: 1982, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990;
elected Governor: 1992; re-elected: 1996]
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list
  Candidate Democratic     Senator Thomas R. "Tom" Carper
FEC S8DE00079

Class 2 Democratic Senator Christopher A. "Chris" Coons
First elected in a special election: 2010 (to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Senator Joe Biden [Democrat] in January 2009 in order to accede to the Vice-Presidency of the United States; he replaces Senator Edward E. "Ted" Kaufman [Democrat] who had been appointed by the Governor of DELAWARE to temporarily fill the vacancy.). Re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list
  Candidate Democratic     Senator Christopher A. "Chris" Coons
FEC S0DE00092

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016. Term Limit: No one can serve more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime, All Governors

  Democratic Governor Jack A. Markell
First elected: 2008; re-elected: 2012
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair
 Candidate list
    Democratic     former state Attorney General Joseph R. "Beau" Biden, III - apparently not a candidate
17 April 2014: Announced plans to run for Governor in 2016.
30 May 2015: Beau Biden, 46, son of Vice President Joe Biden, dies from brain cancer.
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman John Charles Carney, Jr.
16 September 2015: Announced his run for Governor.
  Candidate Republican     state Senator Colin R. J. Bonini
7 November 2014: Announced his candidacy.
  Candidate Republican     Lacey Lafferty

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016. Elected separately from Governor


Vacant
Democratic Lieutenant Governor Matthew P. "Matt" Denn
First elected: 2008; re-elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Vacant Office
 Candidate list
  Candidate Democratic     Kent County Levy Court District Commissioner Bradley S. "Brad" Eaby
  Candidate Democratic     former Sussex County Register of Wills Greg Fuller
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator Bethany Hall-Long
  Candidate Democratic     Rehoboth Beach City Commissioner Kathy McGuiness
  Candidate Democratic     New Castle County Register of Wills Ciro Poppiti, III
  Candidate Democratic     City of Wilmington Council Member Sherry Dorsey Walker
 4 November 2014: Lieutenant Governor Matthew P. "Matt" Denn, who was first elected in 2008 and re-elected: 2012, is elected as Attorney General. The Delaware Constitution does not specify a method of filling the position of Lieutenant Governor in this situation. A new Lieutenant Governor will be elected in 2016.

114th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2016, 2018. No Term Limit. 114th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
1 Democratic (1 Open)

Incumbent - 114th Congress
At-Large Democratic Congressman John Charles Carney, Jr.
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Open Seat - 16 September 2015: Announced he will run for Governor in 2016.
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Mike Miller
  Candidate Democratic     Lisa Blunt Rochester
FEC H6DE00206
  Candidate Democratic     state Representative Bryon Hall Short
FEC H6DE00198; 30 Sep 15; Tot $71,913; Dsb $130
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator Bryan Townsend
FEC H6DE01089
  Candidate Republican     Rose Izzo
FEC H0DE01025; 30 Sep 15; Tot $93; Dsb $93
  Candidate Republican     Hans Reigle
FEC H6DE01071; 30 Sep 15; Tot $48,574; Dsb $18,111

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Democratic Attorney General Matthew P. "Matt" Denn
First elected: 2014.
Previously served as Lieutenant Governor 2009-2015 and Commissioner of Insurance 2005-2009.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Republican Treasurer Kenneth "Ken" Simpler
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Auditor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Republican Auditor R. Thomas "Tom" Wagner, Jr.
Appointed: 1989 (by Governor Michael N. Castle); first elected: 1990; re-elected: 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Commissioner of Insurance  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016

  Democratic Commissioner of Insurance Karen Weldin Stewart
First elected: 2008; re-elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list
  Candidate Democratic     Paul Gallagher
  Candidate Democratic     New Castle County Sheriff Trinidad Navarro
  Candidate Republican     former Sussex County Clerk of the Peace George Parish
 

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties
  Democratic (affiliates): 7 incumbents, 15 candidates
  Republican: 2 incumbents, 5 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Constitution (affiliates)
  Green (affiliates)
  Libertarian
Other Third Parties
  Blue Enigma Party
  Independent Party Of Delaware
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

"Apparently not a candidate" indicates that someone we once listed as a candidate for an elective office will not, in fact, be running for that office (primarily because said candidate is not listed on an official ballot provided by a jurisdiction's election authorities, where that candidate has not previously withdrawn his/her candidacy or otherwise indicated no longer [or even ever] being a candidate for that office).

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


Links Links to other web sites

Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
  State of Delaware Online Constitution, Delaware Code, and Administrative Code
  The Delaware Constitution of 1897 as amended
Election Authority
  Commissioner of Elections for the State of Delaware
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Delaware General Assembly
Democratic
  Delaware Democratic Party
Republican
  The Republican State Committee of Delaware
Third Party
  Constitution Party of Delaware
  Independent Party of Delaware
  Independent Party of Delaware
  Libertarian Party of Delaware
  The Blue Enigma Party
  The Green Party of Delaware
Media & others
  Cape Gazette - Lewes
  Delaware Coast Press - Salisbury
  Delaware Grapevine
  Delaware Liberal
  Delaware State News - Dover
  Delaware Wave - Bethany Beach
  delawareonline.com - Wilmington - New Castle - Georgetown
  DelawarePolitics.net
  delmarvanow.com - Delmarva Peninsula
  DMOZ - Delaware
  Dover Post
  Newark Post - Elkton
  Politics1.com - Delaware
  Smyrna/Clayton Sun-Times - Smyrna
  The Daily Times - Salisbury
  The Middletown Transcript
  The Sussex Countian - Georgetown
  Wake Up Delaware
  WBOC TV - CBS, UPN - Salisbury
  WDEL AM - Wilmington
  WDOV AM - FOX - Dover
  WGMD FM - Lewes - Rehoboth
  WILM AM - Wilmington
  WMDT TV - ABC - Salisbury

 


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History
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