Senate President Pro Tempore Patricia Blevins, D-Elsmere, lost her race for re-election, losing to Republican Anthony Delcollo by a 1 percent margin.
The majority leader had served in the Senate since 1990. Delcollo is a 31-year-old attorney, who’s a newcomer to politics.
Blevins was the only incumbent state legislator to lose in the general election. She released a statement following the results, congratulating her opponent, thanking her supporters, campaign team and her family.
“I just spoke to Anthony DelCollo and congratulated him on a hard-fought victory. I wish him well as our new state senator,” Blevins said. “I am honored by all the support I received, both today and in past elections. Representing the 7th District in the Delaware State Senate has been an honor of a lifetime, and I’m proud to have played a small part in moving our state forward. We’ve made some important strides in becoming a more vibrant, prosperous and welcoming state, and I hope that progress can continue under new leadership”