Bethany Hall-Long

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Bethany Hall-Long
Bethany Hall-Long.jpg
26th Lieutenant Governor of Delaware
Assumed office
January 17, 2017
GovernorJohn Carney
Preceded byMatt Denn
Member of the Delaware Senate
from the 10th district
In office
January 13, 2009 – January 17, 2017
Preceded bySteven H. Amick
Succeeded byStephanie Hansen
Member of the Delaware House of Representatives
from the 8th district
In office
January 14, 2003 – January 13, 2009
Preceded byDavid Brady
Succeeded byQuinn Johnson
Personal details
Born (1963-11-12) November 12, 1963 (age 55)
Sussex County, Delaware, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
EducationThomas Jefferson University (BSN)
Medical University of South Carolina (MSN)
George Mason University (PhD)
WebsiteOfficial website

Bethany A. Hall-Long (born November 12, 1963) is an American politician and a member of the Democratic Party. She currently serves as the 26th Lieutenant Governor of Delaware. Hall-Long previously served in the Delaware Senate from 2009 to 2017 and in the Delaware House of Representatives from 2003 to 2009.[1] She was elected lieutenant governor in 2016, defeating Republican La Mar Gunn.

Early life and education[edit]

Hall-Long was born in 1963 in Sussex County. She is a descendant of David Hall, the 15th Governor of Delaware. She was raised on a farm with her two older brothers and attended Indian River High School. She earned a BSN from Thomas Jefferson University, an MSN from the Medical University of South Carolina, and a PhD in health policy and nursing administration from George Mason University.[2]

Electoral history[edit]

  • In 2000, Hall-Long initially challenged incumbent Republican Representative Richard C. Cathcart for the District 9 seat, but lost in the general election.[3]
  • In 2002, Hall-Long was redistricted to District 8 and won the general election with 3,591 votes (60.7%) against Republican nominee William Hutchinson.[4]
  • In 2004, Hall-Long won the general election unopposed with 8,228 votes.[5]
  • In 2006, Hall-Long won the general election with 5,864 votes (77.0%) against Republican nominee Edward Colaprete.[6]
  • In 2008, Republican Senator Steven H. Amick retired and left the District 10 seat open. Hall-Long won the general election with 13,965 votes (64.9%) against Republican nominee James Weldin for the senate seat.[7]
  • In 2012, Hall-Long won the general election unopposed with 16,498 votes.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Hall-Long met her husband Dana while in high school and they married in 1987. Dana served in the U.S. Navy from 1982 to 1991 as a data systems technician. On October 30, 2014, he was arrested after being caught on video taking down political signs erected by Republicans.[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Former Senator Bethany A. Hall-Long (D)". Dover, Delaware: Delaware General Assembly. Retrieved January 29, 2019.
  2. ^ "Biography – Lieutenant Governor Bethany Hall Long". Office of the Lieutenant Governor. State of Delaware. Retrieved January 29, 2019.
  3. ^ "State of Delaware General Election Official Results". Dover, Delaware: Delaware Commissioner of Elections. November 7, 2000. Retrieved November 13, 2013.
  4. ^ "State of Delaware General Election Official Results". Dover, Delaware: Delaware Commissioner of Elections. November 5, 2002. Retrieved November 13, 2013.
  5. ^ "State of Delaware General Election Official Results". Dover, Delaware: Delaware Commissioner of Elections. November 2, 2004. Retrieved November 13, 2013.
  6. ^ "State of Delaware General Election Official Results". Dover, Delaware: Delaware Commissioner of Elections. November 7, 2006. Retrieved November 13, 2013.
  7. ^ "State of Delaware General Election Official Results". Dover, Delaware: Delaware Commissioner of Elections. November 4, 2008. Retrieved November 13, 2013.
  8. ^ "State of Delaware General Election Official Results". Dover, Delaware: Delaware Commissioner of Elections. November 6, 2012. Retrieved November 13, 2013.
  9. ^ Associated Press (October 30, 2014). "Delaware state senator's husband charged in theft of rival's campaign signs". The Guardian.

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