Delaware Gubernatorial Election 2012

2012 Delaware Gubernatorial Election

Delaware Governor Election 2012

2012 US Senate Election in Delaware Jack Markell Jeff Cragg
Nominee Jack Markell Jeff Cragg
Party Democratic Republican
Governor Before Election

Jack Markell

Elected Governor
Jack Markell Incumbent

Delaware Gubernatorial 2012 General Election Results

Governor of Delaware General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Jack Markell Incumbent 69.4% 275,991
     Republican Jeff Cragg 28.6% 113,792
     Libertarian Jesse McVay 0.9% 3,668
     Green Mark Joseph Perri 1.1% 4,422
Total Votes 397,873



Delaware Gubernatorial Election 2012 Candidates List

  • Jeff Cragg (R), businessman
  • Jack Markell (D), incumbent Governor

Delaware Gubernatorial Election 2012 Key Dates

Deadline Event
Jul. 10, Noon Statewide candidate filing
Aug. 18 Voter registration for the primary election
Aug. 27 Voter registration for military and overseas - primary election
Sept. 11 Primary election
Sept. 11, 8 pm Primary absentee ballots due to Department of Elections
Oct. 13 Voter registration for general election
Oct. 22 Voter registration for uniformed service members and overseas citizens - general election
Nov. 6 General election
Nov. 6, 8 pm General election absentee ballots due to Department of Elections

Delaware Gubernatorial Election 2012 Race Tracking

2012 Race Rankings - Delaware Governor
Race Tracker Race Rating
The Cook Political Report Solid Democrat
Governing Politics Lean Democratic
Larry J. Sabato's Crystal Ball Safe Democrat
Rasmussen Reports Gubernatorial Scorecard No prediction yet
The Rothenberg Political Report No prediction yet
Overall Call  

Delaware Governor Election 2012 Candidates Information

Jack Markell

Jack Markell
73rd Governor of Delaware
Assumed office
January 20, 2009
Lieutenant Matthew Denn
Preceded by Ruth Ann Minner
Treasurer of Delaware
In office
January 16, 1999 – January 20, 2009
Governor Tom Carper
Ruth Ann Minner
Preceded by Janet Rzewnicki
Succeeded by Velda Jones-Potter
Personal Details
Born Jack A. Markell
November 26, 1960 (age 51)
Newark, Delaware
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Carla Markell
Residence Governor's Mansion
Alma mater Brown University (B.A.)
University of Chicago (M.B.A.)
Profession Businessman
Religion Judaism

Jeff Cragg

Jeff Cragg Personal Details
Born February 18, 1961 (age 51)
Evanston, Illinois, U.S.
Political party Republican
Alma mater Carleton College


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