2008 Delaware House of Representatives election

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Delaware House of Representatives election, 2008

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All 41 seats of the Delaware House of Representatives
21 seats are needed for a majority
Turnout68%
  Majority party Minority party
 
Leader Robert Gilligan Terry R. Spence
Party Democratic Republican
Leader's seat District 19 District 18
Last election 18 23
Seats won 25 16
Seat change Increase7 Decrease7
Popular vote 208,990 156,832
Percentage 56.87% 42.68%

Speaker before election

Terry R. Spence
Republican

Elected Speaker

Robert Gilligan
Democratic

An election was held on November 4, 2008 to elect all 41 members to Delaware's House of Representatives. The election coincided with the elections for other offices, including U.S. President, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, state governor and state senate. The primary election was held on September 9, 2008.

Democrats regained control of the House after 24 years after gaining seven seats, winning 25 seats compared to 16 seats for the Republicans.

Democratic Representative Dianna Williams (District 6) announced immediately after the election that she would be resigning. A special election was held on December 20, 2008 to fill the seat at which Tom Kovach gained the seat for the Republicans.

Results[edit]

Statewide[edit]

Party Candi-
dates
Votes % Seats +/–
Democratic Party 37 208,990 56.87% 25 Increase7
Republican Party 32 156,832 42.68% 16 Decrease7
Independent Party 2 642 0.17% 0
Libertarian Party 3 359 0.10% 0
Blue Enigma Party 3 346 0.09% 0
Working Families Party 4 315 0.09% 0
Total 81 367,484 100.00% 41

District[edit]

Results of the 2008 Delaware House of Representatives election by district:[1]

District Democratic Republican Others Total Result
Votes % Votes % Votes % Votes %
District 1 7,422 91.09% 726 8.91% - - 8,148 100.00% Democratic Hold
District 2 5,729 94.26% - - 349 5.74% 6,078 100.00% Democratic Hold
District 3 5,419 100.00% - - - - 5,419 100.00% Democratic Hold
District 4 7,174 73.36% 2,487 25.43% 118 1.21% 9,779 100.00% Democratic Hold
District 5 7,212 100.00% - - - - 7,212 100.00% Democratic Hold
District 6 8,331 100.00% - - - - 8,331 100.00% Democratic Hold
District 7 6,281 58.57% 4,443 41.43% - - 10,724 100.00% Democratic GAIN
District 8 7,524 57.24% 5,621 42.76% - - 13,145 100.00% Democratic Hold
District 9 6,375 46.16% 7,436 53.84% - - 13,811 100.00% Republican Hold
District 10 5,039 50.45% 4,898 49.03% 52 0.52% 9,989 100.00% Democratic GAIN
District 11 3,895 36.66% 6,731 63.34% - - 10,626 100.00% Republican Hold
District 12 - - 7,428 100.00% - - 7,428 100.00% Republican Hold
District 13 6,547 96.14% - - 263 3.86% 6,810 100.00% Democratic Hold
District 14 10,616 100.00% - - - - 10,616 100.00% Democratic Hold
District 15 10,570 100.00% - - - - 10,570 100.00% Democratic Hold
District 16 7,078 100.00% - - - - 7,078 100.00% Democratic Hold
District 17 6,981 83.41% 1,388 16.59% - - 8,369 100.00% Democratic Hold
District 18 4,164 51.99% 3,760 46.95% 85 1.06% 8,009 100.00% Democratic GAIN
District 19 6,482 78.38% 1,729 20.91% 59 0.71% 8,270 100.00% Democratic Hold
District 20 - - 8,045 99.70% 24 0.30% 8,069 100.00% Republican Hold
District 21 4,454 44.86% 5,474 55.14% - - 9,928 100.00% Republican Hold
District 22 3,585 33.87% 6,999 66.13% - - 10,584 100.00% Republican Hold
District 23 6,098 74.95% 1,913 23.51% 125 1.54% 8,136 100.00% Democratic Hold
District 24 3,455 45.99% 3,941 52.46% 116 1.54% 7,512 100.00% Republican Hold
District 25 5,008 73.39% 1,816 26.61% - - 6,824 100.00% Democratic Hold
District 26 6,316 79.93% 1,586 20.07% - - 7,902 100.00% Democratic Hold
District 27 4,708 48.72% 4,544 47.02% 411 4.25% 9,663 100.00% Democratic GAIN
District 28 7,198 100.00% - - - - 7,198 100.00% Democratic Hold
District 29 5,574 49.78% 5,624 50.22% - - 11,198 100.00% Republican Hold
District 30 - - 6,921 100.00% - - 6,921 100.00% Republican Hold
District 31 4,372 52.64% 3,934 47.36% - - 8,306 100.00% Democratic GAIN
District 32 3,742 57.03% 2,820 42.97% - - 6,562 100.00% Democratic GAIN
District 33 5,546 53.66% 4,790 46.34% - - 10,336 100.00% Democratic Hold
District 34 3,933 38.70% 6,229 61.30% - - 10,162 100.00% Republican Hold
District 35 3,311 39.02% 5,174 60.98% - - 8,485 100.00% Republican Hold
District 36 - - 8,963 100.00% - - 8,963 100.00% Republican Hold
District 37 3,480 35.80% 6,242 64.20% - - 9,722 100.00% Republican Hold
District 38 3,784 27.92% 9,769 72.08% - - 13,553 100.00% Republican Hold
District 39 2,292 30.41% 5,185 68.79% 60 0.80% 7,537 100.00% Republican Hold
District 40 3,630 41.15% 5,191 58.85% - - 8,821 100.00% Republican Hold
District 41 5,665 52.99% 5,025 47.01% - - 10,690 100.00% Democratic GAIN
Total 208,990 56.87% 156,832 42.68% 1,662 0.45% 367,484 100.00%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2010 General Election (Official Results)". Dover, U.S.A.: Office of the State Election Commissioner, Department of Elections, State of Delaware. Retrieved October 16, 2018.