Daniel Short

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Daniel Short
Minority Leader of the Delaware House of Representatives
Assumed office
January 8, 2013
Preceded byGregory Lavelle
Member of the Delaware House of Representatives
from the 39th district
Assumed office
January 9, 2007
Preceded byTina Fallon
Personal details
Born (1961-07-11) July 11, 1961 (age 57)
Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
EducationDelaware Technical Community College
University of Delaware
WebsiteOfficial website

Daniel B. Short (born July 11, 1961) is an American politician. He is a Republican member of the Delaware House of Representatives, representing District 39.[1][2] He was elected in 2006 to replace retiring Republican Tina Fallon in the House, after having lost a race for the Delaware Senate in the previous election. He has served as the House Minority Leader since January 2013, and was previously the minority whip. He also served as a city council member and mayor of Seaford, Delaware. He earned an associate degree from the University of Delaware.

Electoral history[edit]

  • In 2004, Short challenged incumbent Democrat Robert Venables Sr. for a seat in the Delaware Senate but lost the general election.[3]
  • In 2006, Short ran for a seat in the Delaware House and won the general election with 3,370 votes (68.6%) against Democratic nominee Richard Sternberg.[4]
  • In 2008, Short won the general election with 5,185 votes (68.8%) against Democratic nominee Jerry Semper, who had also qualified and received votes as the Working Families Party candidate.[5]
  • In 2010, Short was unopposed for the general election, winning 4,562 votes.[6]
  • In 2012, Short won the Republican primary with 1,046 votes (80.2%),[7] and was unopposed for the general election, winning 6,191 votes.[8]
  • In 2014, Short won the general election with 3,977 votes (92.9%) against Libertarian nominee James W. Brittingham.[9]
  • In 2016, Short won the general election with 6,643 votes (91.3%) in a rematch against Libertarian nominee James W. Brittingham.[10]
  • In 2018, Short was unopposed in the general election, winning 5,452 votes.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Representative Daniel B. Short (R)". Dover, Delaware: Delaware General Assembly. Retrieved January 9, 2019.
  2. ^ "Representative Daniel Short's Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved November 7, 2013.
  3. ^ "State of Delaware General Election Official Results". Office of the State Election Commissioner. Delaware Department of Elections. November 2, 2004. Retrieved November 7, 2013.
  4. ^ "State of Delaware General Election Official Results". Office of the State Election Commissioner. Delaware Department of Elections. November 7, 2006. Retrieved November 7, 2013.
  5. ^ "State of Delaware General Election Official Results". Office of the State Election Commissioner. Delaware Department of Elections. November 4, 2008. Retrieved November 7, 2013.
  6. ^ "State of Delaware General Election Official Results". Office of the State Election Commissioner. Delaware Department of Elections. November 2, 2010. Retrieved November 7, 2013.
  7. ^ "State of Delaware 2012 Primary Election Official Results". Office of the State Election Commissioner. Delaware Department of Elections. September 11, 2012. Retrieved November 7, 2013.
  8. ^ "State of Delaware General Election Official Results". Office of the State Election Commissioner. Delaware Department of Elections. November 6, 2012. Retrieved November 7, 2013.
  9. ^ "State of Delaware General Election Official Results". Office of the State Election Commissioner. Delaware Department of Elections. November 7, 2014. Retrieved January 7, 2019.
  10. ^ "State of Delaware General Election Official Results". Office of the State Election Commissioner. Delaware Department of Elections. November 8, 2016. Retrieved January 7, 2019.
  11. ^ "State of Delaware General Election Official Results". Office of the State Election Commissioner. Delaware Department of Elections. November 6, 2018. Retrieved January 7, 2019.

External links[edit]

Delaware House of Representatives
Preceded by
Gregory Lavelle
Minority Leader
2013–present
Incumbent