The Green Papers: Delaware 2017 General Election
 
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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


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

22 March 2017: HB 89 was introduced which would move the non-Presidential primary from 2nd Tuesday in September to the 4th Tuesday in April. The Presidential primary would remain on the 4th Tuesday in April.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 115th 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 (2)
    Democratic     Tykiem Booker - apparently not a candidate
FEC S8DE00111
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Thomas R. "Tom" Carper
FEC S8DE00079; 30 Jun 17; Tot $513,113; Dsb $259,358
  Candidate Republican     Henry Charles "Chuck" Boyce, Jr.
FEC S8DE00103; 30 Jun 17; Tot $82,323; Dsb $62,378

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 (1)
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Christopher A. "Chris" Coons
FEC S0DE00092

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020. Term Limit: No one can serve more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime, All Governors

  Democratic Governor  John Charles Carney, Jr.
Previously served in the U.S. House 2011-2017. First elected to the Governor's Chair: 2016.
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020. Elected separately from Governor

  Democratic Lieutenant Governor  Bethany Hall-Long
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020

115th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2018, 2020. No Term Limit. 115th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
1 Democratic (1 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 115th Congress
At-Large Democratic Congressman  Lisa Blunt Rochester
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Lisa Blunt Rochester
FEC H6DE00206; 30 Jun 17; Tot $275,105; Dsb $158,268
  Candidate Independent     Christopher William Mockerman
FEC H8DE01036; 30 Jun 17; Tot $0; Dsb $0

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
Open Seat - 4 September 2017: Attorney General Denn will not seek re-election.
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Republican     Chuck Boyce
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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: 2016, 2020

  Democratic Insurance Commissioner Trinidad Navarro
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 

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, 3 candidates
  Republican: 2 incumbents, 2 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Constitution (affiliates)
  Green (affiliates)
Other Third Parties
  Blue Enigma Party
  Independent Party Of Delaware
Independents
  Independent: 1 candidate
 
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
  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
  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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