Bethany Hall-Long
Bethany Hall-Long.jpg
26th Lieutenant Governor of Delaware
Assumed office
January 17, 2017
GovernorJohn Carney
Preceded byMatt Denn
Member of the Delaware Senate
from the 10th district
In office
January 13, 2009 – January 17, 2017
Preceded bySteven H. Amick
Succeeded byStephanie Hansen
Member of the Delaware House of Representatives
from the 8th district
In office
January 14, 2003 – January 13, 2009
Preceded byDavid Brady
Succeeded byQuinn Johnson
Personal details
Born (1963-11-12) November 12, 1963 (age 58)
Sussex County, Delaware, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
EducationThomas Jefferson University (BSN)
Medical University of South Carolina (MSN)
George Mason University (PhD)
WebsiteOfficial website

Bethany A. Hall-Long (born November 12, 1963) is an American politician and a member of the Democratic Party. She currently serves as the 26th lieutenant governor of Delaware. Hall-Long previously served in the Delaware Senate from 2009 to 2017 and in the Delaware House of Representatives from 2003 to 2009.[1] She was elected lieutenant governor in 2016, defeating Republican La Mar Gunn. She was reelected in 2020 over Republican Donyale Hall.

Early life and education

Hall-Long was born on November 12, 1963 in Sussex County. She is a descendant of David Hall, the 15th Governor of Delaware. She was raised on a farm with her two older brothers and attended Indian River High School. She earned a BSN from Thomas Jefferson University, an MSN from the Medical University of South Carolina, and a PhD in health policy and nursing administration from George Mason University.[2]

Electoral history

Personal life

Hall-Long met her husband Dana while in high school and they married in 1987. Dana served in the U.S. Navy from 1982 to 1991 as a data systems technician. On October 30, 2014, he was arrested after being caught on video taking down political signs erected by Republicans.[9]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Former Senator Bethany A. Hall-Long (D)". Dover, Delaware: Delaware General Assembly. Retrieved January 29, 2019.
  2. ^ "Biography – Lieutenant Governor Bethany Hall Long". Office of the Lieutenant Governor. State of Delaware. Retrieved January 29, 2019.
  3. ^ "State of Delaware General Election Official Results". Dover, Delaware: Delaware Commissioner of Elections. November 7, 2000. Retrieved November 13, 2013.
  4. ^ "State of Delaware General Election Official Results". Dover, Delaware: Delaware Commissioner of Elections. November 5, 2002. Retrieved November 13, 2013.
  5. ^ "State of Delaware General Election Official Results". Dover, Delaware: Delaware Commissioner of Elections. November 2, 2004. Retrieved November 13, 2013.
  6. ^ "State of Delaware General Election Official Results". Dover, Delaware: Delaware Commissioner of Elections. November 7, 2006. Retrieved November 13, 2013.
  7. ^ "State of Delaware General Election Official Results". Dover, Delaware: Delaware Commissioner of Elections. November 4, 2008. Retrieved November 13, 2013.
  8. ^ "State of Delaware General Election Official Results". Dover, Delaware: Delaware Commissioner of Elections. November 6, 2012. Retrieved November 13, 2013.
  9. ^ "Delaware state senator's husband charged in theft of rival's campaign signs". The Guardian. Associated Press. October 30, 2014.
Political offices VacantTitle last held byMatt Denn Lieutenant Governor of Delaware 2017–present Incumbent Delaware Senate Preceded bySteven H. Amick Member of the Delaware Senatefrom the 10th district 2009–2017 Succeeded byStephanie Hansen Delaware House of Representatives Preceded byDavid Brady Member of the Delaware House of Representativesfrom the 8th district 2003–2009 Succeeded byQuinn Johnson