Tuesday, December 14, 2010

DeLuca is Pro-Tem

The Delaware Senate went into special session today in order to approve a judicial appointment. In ordinary times this would be a non-event. However, in keeping with the extraordinary times in which we are living, even this day had drama.

The drama swirled around the need for the Senate to "organize" themselves. That is, before doing business they needed to pass rules and elect leadership. If not for the special session leadership would have been elected when the legislature returns January 11th, 2011. The early return forced a battle that has been brewing for weeks.

Senator Katz and Senator Peterson have been attempting to lead a revolt against incumbent President Pro-Tem, Senator DeLuca. Both made impassioned pleas to their colleagues on the floor of senate to vote against DeLuca.

However, their effort fell far short of a revolution.
Voting for DeLuca: Blevins, Bonini, Bushweller, DeLuca, Ennis, Hall-Long, Henry, Marshall, McBride, McDowell, Venables
Voting against DeLuca: Katz, Peterson, Sorenson, Simpson, Lawson
Present but not voting: Booth, Bunting, Connor, Sokola
Absent: Cloutier

DeLuca remains Pro-Tem with 11 favorable votes, 5 against his leadership, 4 not voting, and 1 absent.

1 comment:

  1. Very interesting. Interesting to see who chose to sit this one out. Mr. Bonini may live to regret his vote--I was surprised.