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Bethany Hall-Long
Bethany Hall-Long.jpg
26th Lieutenant Governor of Delaware
Assumed office
January 17, 2017
Governor John Carney
Preceded by Matt Denn
Member of the Delaware Senate
from the 10th district
In office
January 13, 2009 – January 17, 2017
Preceded by Steven H. Amick
Succeeded by Stephanie Hansen
Member of the Delaware House of Representatives
from the 8th district
In office
January 14, 2003 – January 13, 2009
Preceded by David Brady
Succeeded by Quinn Johnson
Personal details
Born (1963-11-12) November 12, 1963 (age 55)
Sussex County, Delaware, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Education Thomas Jefferson University ( BSN)
Medical University of South Carolina ( MSN)
George Mason University ( PhD)
Website Official website

Bethany A. Hall-Long [1] (born November 12, 1963) is an American politician and a member of the Democratic Party currently serving as the 26th Lieutenant Governor of Delaware, since January 2017. Prior to being elected Lieutenant Governor, Hall-Long served in the Delaware Senate from January 13, 2009 to January 17, 2017 representing District 10. [2] Hall-Long had served in the Delaware General Assembly continuously from 2003 to 2017, in the Delaware House of Representatives until 2009. She was elected Lieutenant Governor of Delaware on November 8, 2016 and assumed office on January 17, 2017.

Early life and education

Hall-Long was born in 1963. She grew up on a farm in Sussex County with her two older brothers. She earned her BSN from Thomas Jefferson University, her MSN from the Medical University of South Carolina, and her PhD in nursing and public policy from George Mason University.

Elections

  • 2012 Hall-Long was unopposed for both the September 11, 2012 Democratic Primary and the November 6, 2012 General election, winning with 16,498 votes. [3]
  • 2000 Hall-Long initially challenged incumbent Republican Representative Richard C. Cathcart for the District 9 seat, was unopposed for the September 9, 2000 Democratic Primary, but lost the November 7, 2000 General election to Cathcart. [4]
  • 2002 Redistricted to District 8, and with Democratic Representative David Brady redistricted to District 7, Hall-Long was unopposed for the District 8 September 10, 2002 Democratic Primary and won the November 5, 2002 General election with 3,591 votes (60.7%) against Republican nominee William Hutchinson. [5]
  • 2004 Hall-Long was unopposed for both the September 11, 2004 Democratic Primary and the November 2, 2004 General election, winning with 8,228 votes. [6]
  • 2006 Hall-Long was unopposed for the September 12, 2006 Democratic Primary and the November 7, 2006 General election, winning with 5,864 votes (77.0%) against Republican nominee Edward Colaprete. [7]
  • 2008 When Republican Representative Steven H. Amick retired and left the District 10 seat open, Hall-Long was unopposed for the September 9, 2008 Democratic Primary and won the November 4, 2008 General election with 13,965 votes (64.9%) against Republican nominee James Weldin. [8]

Personal life and family

Hall-Long met her husband Dana while at Indian River High School. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1982-1991 as a Data Systems Technician and they have been married since 1987. On October 30, 2014, Hall-Long's husband was arrested after he was caught on video taking down political signs erected by Republicans. [9] She is a descendant of David Hall, the 15th Governor of Delaware.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Senator Bethany A. Hall-Long". Dover, Delaware: Delaware General Assembly. Archived from the original on November 13, 2013. Retrieved November 13, 2013.
  2. ^ "Bethany Hall-Long's Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved November 13, 2013.
  3. ^ "State of Delaware General Election Official Results". Dover, Delaware: Delaware Commissioner of Elections. November 6, 2012. Retrieved November 13, 2013.
  4. ^ "State of Delaware General Election Official Results". Dover, Delaware: Delaware Commissioner of Elections. November 7, 2000. Retrieved November 13, 2013.
  5. ^ "State of Delaware General Election Official Results". Dover, Delaware: Delaware Commissioner of Elections. November 5, 2002. Retrieved November 13, 2013.
  6. ^ "State of Delaware General Election Official Results". Dover, Delaware: Delaware Commissioner of Elections. November 2, 2004. Retrieved November 13, 2013.
  7. ^ "State of Delaware General Election Official Results". Dover, Delaware: Delaware Commissioner of Elections. November 7, 2006. Retrieved November 13, 2013.
  8. ^ "State of Delaware General Election Official Results". Dover, Delaware: Delaware Commissioner of Elections. November 4, 2008. Retrieved November 13, 2013.
  9. ^ http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/delaware-politicians-spouse-nabbed-sign-theft-26573177

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Matt Denn
Lieutenant Governor of Delaware
2017–present
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