2018 Delaware House of Representatives election

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Delaware House of Representatives election, 2018

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All 41 seats of the Delaware House of Representatives
21 seats are needed for a majority
Turnout52.20%
  Majority party Minority party
 
Leader Peter Schwartzkopf Daniel Short
Party Democratic Republican
Leader's seat District 14 District 39
Last election 25 16
Seats before 25 15
Seats won 26 15
Seat change Increase1 Decrease1
Popular vote 199,716 137,929
Percentage 59.06% 40.79%
Swing Decrease0.45% Increase1.34%

Speaker before election

Peter Schwartzkopf
Democratic

Elected Speaker

Peter Schwartzkopf
Democratic

An election was held on November 6, 2018 to elect all 41 members to Delaware's House of Representatives. The election coincided with the elections for other offices, including U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives and state senate. The primary election was held on September 6, 2018.

Democrats consolidated their majority in the House by gaining one seat, winning 26 seats compared to 15 seats for the Republicans.[1]

Results[edit]

Statewide[edit]

Party Candi-
dates
Votes % Seats +/–
Democratic Party 37 199,716 59.06% 26 Increase1
Republican Party 32 137,929 40.79% 15 Decrease1
Libertarian Party 4 524 0.15% 0
Total 73 338,169 100.00% 41

District[edit]

Results of the 2018 Delaware House of Representatives election by district:[2]

District Democratic Republican Others Total Result
Votes % Votes % Votes % Votes %
District 1 7,640 100.00% - - - - 7,640 100.00% Democratic Hold
District 2 4,693 100.00% - - - - 4,693 100.00% Democratic Hold
District 3 4,434 100.00% - - - - 4,434 100.00% Democratic Hold
District 4 8,512 100.00% - - - - 8,512 100.00% Democratic Hold
District 5 6,824 100.00% - - - - 6,824 100.00% Democratic Hold
District 6 7,073 65.33% 3,754 34.67% - - 10,827 100.00% Democratic Hold
District 7 5,943 62.92% 3,348 35.45% 154 1.63% 9,445 100.00% Democratic Hold
District 8 5,864 62.95% 3,334 35.79% 118 1.27% 9,316 100.00% Democratic Hold
District 9 4,899 41.31% 6,961 58.69% - - 11,860 100.00% Republican Hold
District 10 6,448 68.70% 2,938 31.30% - - 9,386 100.00% Democratic Hold
District 11 2,723 34.79% 5,104 65.21% - - 7,827 100.00% Republican Hold
District 12 6,691 53.15% 5,898 46.85% - - 12,589 100.00% Democratic GAIN
District 13 5,528 100.00% - - - - 5,528 100.00% Democratic Hold
District 14 8,530 62.47% 5,125 37.53% - - 13,655 100.00% Democratic Hold
District 15 7,329 87.88% 1,011 12.12% - - 8,340 100.00% Democratic Hold
District 16 5,765 85.38% 987 14.62% - - 6,752 100.00% Democratic Hold
District 17 6,107 100.00% - - - - 6,107 100.00% Democratic Hold
District 18 5,876 100.00% - - - - 5,876 100.00% Democratic Hold
District 19 4,891 65.86% 2,535 34.14% - - 7,426 100.00% Democratic Hold
District 20 6,281 43.01% 8,187 56.07% 134 0.92% 14,602 100.00% Republican Hold
District 21 4,705 47.92% 5,114 52.08% - - 9,819 100.00% Republican Hold
District 22 5,815 49.41% 5,955 50.59% - - 11,770 100.00% Republican Hold
District 23 5,786 100.00% - - - - 5,786 100.00% Democratic Hold
District 24 4,989 69.35% 2,205 30.65% - - 7,194 100.00% Democratic Hold
District 25 4,027 64.78% 2,189 35.22% - - 6,216 100.00% Democratic Hold
District 26 5,417 73.89% 1,914 26.11% - - 7,331 100.00% Democratic Hold
District 27 7,123 85.34% 1,224 14.66% - - 8,347 100.00% Democratic Hold
District 28 5,176 67.98% 2,438 32.02% - - 7,614 100.00% Democratic Hold
District 29 5,585 57.73% 4,090 42.27% - - 9,675 100.00% Democratic Hold
District 30 2,513 35.26% 4,615 64.74% - - 7,128 100.00% Republican Hold
District 31 4,675 65.49% 2,464 34.51% - - 7,139 100.00% Democratic Hold
District 32 3,510 62.34% 2,120 37.66% - - 5,630 100.00% Democratic Hold
District 33 3,264 39.49% 5,001 60.51% - - 8,265 100.00% Republican Hold
District 34 3,825 40.61% 5,476 58.14% 118 1.25% 9,419 100.00% Republican Hold
District 35 - - 5,648 100.00% - - 5,648 100.00% Republican Hold
District 36 2,848 35.20% 5,244 64.80% - - 8,092 100.00% Republican Hold
District 37 - - 6,853 100.00% - - 6,853 100.00% Republican Hold
District 38 5,019 34.25% 9,635 65.75% - - 14,654 100.00% Republican Hold
District 39 - - 5,452 100.00% - - 5,452 100.00% Republican Hold
District 40 - - 5,848 100.00% - - 5,848 100.00% Republican Hold
District 41 3,388 39.17% 5,262 60.83% - - 8,650 100.00% Republican Hold
Total 199,716 59.06% 137,929 40.79% 524 0.15% 338,169 100.00%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Goss, Scott (November 7, 2018). "Democrats hold onto Delaware Senate, pick up seat in House". The News Journal. New Castle, U.S.A. Retrieved November 8, 2018.
  2. ^ "2018 General Election (Official Results)". Dover, U.S.A.: Office of the State Election Commissioner, Department of Elections, State of Delaware. Retrieved November 11, 2018.