Presidential Primary Election: April 26, 2016

State Primary: September 13, 2016


Delaware Candidates for Governor, Election Race 2016

Delaware Governor Election

Delaware Candidates for Governor

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Delaware Governor Candidates 2016

Jack Markell (D)
John Carney (D)
Colin Bonini (R)
Lacey Lafferty (R)

Delaware Lieutenant Governor Candidates 2016

Brad Eaby (D)
Greg Fuller (D)
Bethany Hall-Long (D)
Kathy McGuiness (D)
Ciro Poppiti (D)
Pete Schwartzkopf (D)
Sherry Dorsey Walker (D)

Delaware Congressional Candidates 2016

At Large Delaware Congress

Sean Barney (D)
Mike Miller (D)
Collin O'Mara (D)
Lisa Blunt Rochester (D)
Bryon Short (D)
Bryan Townsend (D)
Dennis Williams (D)
Fred Cullis (R)
Rose Izzo (R)
Ian MacFadyen (R)
Hans Reigle (R)
Scott Gesty (Libertarian)


Delaware Senator Candidates



History of Delaware. Information that every Delaware Election Candidates for Governor and Congress Should Know:

"The First State"
Delaware is known by this nickname due to the fact that on December 7, 1787, it became the first of the 13 original states to ratify the U.S. Constitution. "The First State" became the official State nickname on May 23, 2002 following a request by Mrs. Anabelle O'Malley's First Grade Class at Mt. Pleasant Elementary School.

Delaware became a state in 1776, just two months after the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The capital was moved from New Castle to Dover in 1777. Delaware's first constitution was adopted in 1792. The current constitution was adopted in 1897. It has been modernized with many new amendments since that time. Today, Delaware has a cabinet form of government.

The General Assembly, Delaware's lawmaking body, is comprised of a State House of Representatives, whose 41 members are elected for two-year terms, and a State Senate, whose 21 members are elected for four-year terms. Half of the Senate seats are contested in each general election. Delaware Election Candidates for Governor and Congress should know the constitution.

The State Supreme Court consists of a chief justice and four associate justices. All members are appointed by the governor, with confirmation by the Senate, for a term of 12 years.