Ruth Briggs King

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Ruth Briggs King
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Member of the Delaware House of Representatives
from the 37th district
Assumed office
January 12, 2010
Preceded byJoseph W. Booth
Personal details
Born (1956-03-08) March 8, 1956 (age 63)
Milford, Delaware, U.S.
NationalityAmerican
Political partyRepublican
ResidenceMilford, Delaware
Alma materDelaware Technical Community College
Wilmington University
Websitemeetruth.com

Ruth Briggs King (born March 8, 1956) is an American politician. She is a Republican member of the Delaware House of Representatives, representing District 37.[1] After losing a primary race in 2000, she was elected to replace Republican Joseph Booth, who had won a special election to a seat in the Delaware Senate, in 2009. [2]

Briggs King earned her AA in medical technology from Delaware Technical Community College and her BA and MA in human resources from Wilmington College.

Electoral history[edit]

  • In 2000, Briggs King ran for District 41 in the Republican primary but lost.[3] The incumbent representative, Democrat Charles West, went on to win the general election and served until 2003.
  • In 2009, Briggs King won the special election to replace Joseph Booth in District 37 with 2,429 votes (53.6%) against Democratic nominee Robert Robertson.[4]
  • In 2010, Briggs King won the general election with 5,149 votes (61.8%) against Democratic nominee Frank Shade.[5]
  • In 2012, Briggs King won the general election with 5,026 votes (54.8%) against Democratic nominee Elizabeth McGinn.[6]
  • In 2014, Briggs King won the general election with 4,173 votes (65.3%) against Democratic nominee Paulette Ann Rappa.[7]
  • In 2016, Briggs King won the general election with 6,720 votes (62.5%) in a rematch against Democratic nominee Paulette Ann Rappa.[8]
  • In 2018, Briggs King was unopposed in the general election and won 6,853 votes.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Representative Ruth Briggs King (R)". Dover, Delaware: Delaware General Assembly. Retrieved January 8, 2019.
  2. ^ "Representative Ruth Briggs King's Biography". Vote Smart. Retrieved November 5, 2013.
  3. ^ "State of Delaware Primary Election Official Results". Office of the State Election Commissioner. Delaware Department of Elections. September 9, 2000. Retrieved November 5, 2013.
  4. ^ "State of Delaware Special Election Official Results" (PDF). Office of the State Election Commissioner. Delaware Department of Elections. September 12, 2009. Retrieved November 5, 2013.
  5. ^ "State of Delaware General Election Official Results". Office of the State Election Commissioner. Delaware Department of Elections. November 2, 2010. Retrieved November 5, 2013.
  6. ^ "State of Delaware General Election Official Results". Office of the State Election Commissioner. Delaware Department of Elections. November 6, 2012. Retrieved November 5, 2013.
  7. ^ "State of Delaware General Election Official Results". Office of the State Election Commissioner. Delaware Department of Elections. November 7, 2014. Retrieved January 7, 2019.
  8. ^ "State of Delaware General Election Official Results". Office of the State Election Commissioner. Delaware Department of Elections. November 8, 2016. Retrieved January 7, 2019.
  9. ^ "State of Delaware General Election Official Results". Office of the State Election Commissioner. Delaware Department of Elections. November 6, 2018. Retrieved January 7, 2019.

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