137th Delaware General Assembly

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Governor
Thomas R. Carper
Seal of Delaware.svg
137th General Assembly
In office
January 5, 1993 – January 3, 1995
Preceded by 136th Assembly
Succeeded by 138th Assembly

The 137th Delaware General Assembly was a meeting of the legislative branch of the state government, consisting of the Delaware Senate and the Delaware House of Representatives. Elections were held the first Tuesday after November 1st and terms began in Dover on the first Tuesday in January. This date was January 5, 1993, which was two weeks before the beginning of the first administrative year of Democratic Governor Thomas R. Carper from New Castle County and Democratic Lieutenant Governor Ruth Ann Minner from Kent County.

Currently the distribution of seats for both houses was based on the interpretation of the federal 1990 census. It resulted in a large numbers of membership numbers in the New Castle County area and ruling that the election districts would abandonment of county lines for their boundaries, but would design whatever district boundaries that would accomplish such population equals.

In the 137th Delaware General Assembly session the Senate had a Democratic majority and the House had a Republican majority.

Leadership[edit]

Senate
House of Representatives

Members[edit]

Senate[edit]

About half the State Senators were elected every two years for a four-year term, except the decade district redesign year, when all served two years. They were designed for equal populations from all districts and its accomplishment occasionally included some territory from two counties.

New Castle County
  • 1. Harris B. McDowell, III
  • 2. Herman M. Holloway, Sr.
    • Margaret R. Henry
  • 3. Robert I. Marshall
  • 4. Richard A. Hauge
  • 5. Myrna L. Bair
  • 6. Andrew G. Knox
  • 7. Patricia M. Blevins
New Castle County
  • 8. David P. Sokola
  • 9. Thomas B. Sharp
  • 10. James P. Neal
  • 11. Roger A. Martin
  • 12. Robert T. Connor
  • 13. David B. McBride
  • 14. James T. Vaughn
Kent County
  • 15. Nancy W. Cook
  • 16. William C. Torbert
  • 17. John C. Still, III
  • 18. Robert J. Voshell
Sussex County
  • 19. Thurman G. Adams, Jr.
  • 20. Richard S. Cordrey
  • 21. Robert L. Venables, Sr.

House of Representative[edit]

All the State Representatives were elected every two years for a two-year term. They were designed for equal populations from all districts and its accomplishment occasionally included some territory from two counties.

New Castle County
  • 1. Orlando J. George, Jr.
  • 2. Al O. Plant, Sr.
  • 3. Herman M. Holloway, Jr.
  • 4. Joseph G. DiPinto
  • 5. Casimir S. Jonkiert
  • 6. David H. Ennis
  • 7. Wayne A. Smith
  • 8. David D. Brady
  • 9. Oakley M. Banning, Jr.
  • 10. Jane P. Maroney
  • 11. Peggy Bradley
  • 12. Liane Sorenson
  • 13. John F. Van Sant, III
  • 14. Richard A. DiLiberto
New Castle County
  • 15. Bruce C. Reynolds
  • 16. William I. Houghton
  • 17. Jeffrey G. Mack
  • 18. Terry R. Spence
  • 19. Robert F. Gilligan
  • 20. Roger P. Roy
  • 21. Steven C. Taylor
  • 22. Joseph R. Petrilli
  • 23. Cathy Wodjewodski
  • 24. William A. Oberle, Jr.
  • 25. Steven H. Amick
  • 26. Richard F. Davis
  • 27. Vincent A. Lofink
Kent County
  • 28: Bruce C. Ennis
  • 29. Donald M. Clark
  • 30. C. Robert Quillen
  • 31. Nancy Wagner
  • 32. Edward J. Bennett
  • 33. G. Wallace Caulk, Jr.
  • 34. Gerald A. Buckworth
Sussex County
  • 35. J. Benjamin Ewing
  • 36. V. George Carey
  • 37. John R. Schroeder
  • 38. George H. Bunting, Jr.
  • 39. Evelyn K. Fallon
  • 40. Clifford G. Lee
  • 41. Charles P. West

References[edit]

  • Hoffecker, Carol E. (2004). Democracy in Delaware. Wilmington, Delaware: Cedar Tree Books. ISBN 1-892142-23-6. 
  • Martin, Roger A. (1995). Memoirs of the Senate. Newark, Delaware: Roger A. Martin. 

Places with more information[edit]