Incumbent winners Tuesday included State Sen. Bethany Hall-Long, State Rep. Quinn Johnson, State Rep. Jeff Spiegelman, and State Rep. Valerie Longhurst. In the open seat for the 9th Representative District, Kevin Hensley won.
All incumbents in the Middletown-Odessa-Townsend area who ran for re-election to the State House and Senate won their races Tuesday.
There was one open seat in House District 9, captured by Republican Kevin Hensley, after Democratic Rep. Becky Walker decided not to run for another term.
State Senate District 10
State Sen. Bethany Hall-Long was able to retain the support of voters in the 10th District for a third term, beating Republican John Marino Tuesday. Hall-Long continued to campaign for the senate seat she has held since 2009 despite the recent controversy surrounding her husband who was charged by police with stealing GOP campaign signs late last month. She had won re-election in 2012 without any Republican opposition.
Hall-Long received 6,230 votes or 51.1 percent of the total.
Marino received 5,963 votes or 48.9 percent of the total.
State Representative District 8
Voters in the House of Representatives 8th District gave Democrat incumbent Quinn Johnson a third term in office Tuesday. Johnson faced Republican challenger Matthew Brown in the election.
Johnson received 3,562 votes or 61.4 percent of the total.
Brown received 2,236 votes or 38.6 percent of the total.
State Representative District 9
Voters in the House of Representatives 9th District chose a Republican to fill in the vacant seat of Democrat Rep. Rebecca “Becky” Walker Tuesday. Kevin Hensley beat Democrat Jason Hortiz and Independent Party of Delaware candidate Douglas A. Campbell Jr.
Walker announced this year that she was not going to seek re-election.
Hensley received 3,290 votes or 51.5 percent of the total
Hortiz received 2,950 votes or 46.2 percent of the total.
Campbell Jr. received 152 votes or 2.3 percent of the total
State Representative District 11
Incumbent Republican Jeff Spiegelman won a second term as District 11 state representative in his bid for reelection Tuesday in the General Election over Democratic challenger Lynne Newlin.
Spiegelman received 3,347 votes, or 63.3 percent of the vote, while Newlin received 1,943 votes, or 36.7 percent of the vote.
The win for Spiegelman, a history and political instructor, is his second against Newlin, an information technology manager, as he also defeated her in the 2012 race for District 11 state representative.
State Representative District 15
Rep. Valerie Longhurst held on to her seat to represent the 15th District Tuesday. She beat Republican challenger Matthew Lenzini. Longhurst, a Democrat, is the current majority whip in the state House of Representatives. She was first elected to office 12 years ago.
Longhurst received 3,905 votes or 68.1 percent of the total.
Lenzini received 1,808 votes or 31.9 percent of the total.