Delaware lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2016

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Delaware Lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2016

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Nominee Bethany Hall-Long La Mar Gunn
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 248,141 169,291
Percentage 59.44% 40.56%

Lieutenant Governor before election

Vacant

Elected Lieutenant Governor

Bethany Hall-Long
Democratic

The election for Lieutenant Governor of Delaware took place on November 8, 2016, coinciding with the Delaware gubernatorial election. The office had been vacant since former Lieutenant Governor Matt Denn was inaugurated as Attorney General on January 6, 2015.[1]

Democratic primary

Candidates

Declared

Declined

Results

Democratic primary results[14]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bethany Hall-Long 18,326 29.1
Democratic Sherry Dorsey Walker 13,748 21.8
Democratic Kathleen McGuiness 10,860 17.24
Democratic Ciro Poppiti III 10,835 17.21
Democratic Greg Fuller 5,701 9.0
Democratic Bradley Eaby 3,522 5.6
Total votes 62,992 100%

Republican primary

State Senator Colin Bonini had announced that he was running for governor in November 2014, but reportedly was considering switching to run for lieutenant governor.[15] Bonini announced on November 23, 2015 that he would remain in the race for governor.[16]

Candidates

Declared

  • La Mar Gunn, president of the NAACP of Central Delaware and nominee for Kent County Recorder of Deeds in 2014[17]

Declined

See also

References

  1. ^ Starkey, Jonathan (January 7, 2015). "Denn takes oath, promises action on crime". The News Journal. Retrieved October 28, 2015.
  2. ^ Starkey, Jonathan (November 10, 2015). "Dorsey Walker joins lieutenant governor race". The News Journal. Retrieved November 16, 2015.
  3. ^ Dawson, James (May 1, 2015). "Eaby launches bid for Lt. Gov. seat". Delaware Public Media. Retrieved October 27, 2015.
  4. ^ Bittle, Matt (April 21, 2015). "Another candidate announces run for lieutenant governor". Delaware State News. Retrieved October 27, 2015.
  5. ^ Starkey, Jonathan (November 6, 2015). "Hall-Long launches lieutenant governor campaign". The News Journal. Retrieved November 16, 2015.
  6. ^ Cherry, Amy (October 26, 2015). "Rehoboth Beach Commissioner Kathy McGuiness hopes to be Delaware's next lieutenant governor". WDEL-FM. Retrieved October 28, 2015.
  7. ^ Wilson, Xerxes (August 28, 2015). "Ciro Poppiti to announce run for lieutenant governor". The News Journal. Retrieved October 27, 2015.
  8. ^ Cohen, Celia (February 5, 2015). "Shadow Primary". Delaware Grapevine. Retrieved October 27, 2015.
  9. ^ Cohen, Celia (June 24, 2015). "Chris Bullock Makes His Move". Delaware Grapevine. Retrieved October 27, 2015.
  10. ^ Cohen, Celia (August 11, 2015). "Candidates Are Busting Out All Over". Delaware Grapevine. Archived from the original on November 1, 2015. Retrieved October 27, 2015.
  11. ^ Wilson, Xerxes (September 2, 2015). "Bullock to run for New Castle County Council president". The News Journal. Retrieved October 27, 2015.
  12. ^ Offredo, Jon; Starkey, Jonathan (November 6, 2014). "Stickers, parties and parade all part of Return Day". The News Journal. Retrieved October 27, 2015.
  13. ^ Cohen, Celia (October 7, 2015). "The Absentee Candidate". Delaware Grapevine. Archived from the original on January 1, 2016. Retrieved October 27, 2015.
  14. ^ Primary Election (Official Results)
  15. ^ a b Starkey, Jonathan (November 14, 2015). "John Carney charts familiar course in governor run". The News Journal. Retrieved November 16, 2015.
  16. ^ a b Starkey, Jonathan (November 23, 2015). "Sen. Colin Bonini recommits to Delaware governor campaign". The News Journal. Retrieved November 26, 2015.
  17. ^ Morrison, James (April 22, 2016). "La Mar Gunn becomes first GOP candidate for Lt. Governor". Delaware Public Media. Retrieved May 10, 2016.
  18. ^ Dawson, James (November 9, 2015). "Murky future for Bonini's gubernatorial bid". Delaware Public Media. Retrieved November 16, 2015.

External links

Official campaign websites
  • Sherry Dorsey Walker for Lieutenant Governor
  • Brad Eaby for Lieutenant Governor
  • Greg Fuller for Lieutenant Governor
  • La Mar Gunn for Lieutenant Governor
  • Bethany Hall-Long for Lieutenant Governor
  • Kathy McGuiness for Lieutenant Governor
  • Ciro Poppiti for Lieutenant Governor
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