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Colin R. J. BoniniREPRepublican State Senator, District 16
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Colin Rafferty Marie Jude Bonini (born April 14, 1965) is an American politician and a Republican member of the Delaware Senate, where he has represented the 16th District since 1995. Bonini received his Bachelor of Arts from Wesley College in 1991. He received a Master of Public Administration from the University of Delaware in 1999. While in college, he worked for United States Senator Bill Roth and the United States Department of State in New Delhi, India.He was elected in 1994 to represent the 16th District in the Delaware Senate. The district covers part of southern and eastern Kent County along with a small portion of adjacent Sussex County. It includes the southern portions of Dover around the Dover Air Force Base and the towns of Frederica and Harrington. In 2010, Bonini unsuccessfully ran for state treasurer, losing to Democrat Chip Flowers. Flowers received 51 percent of the vote to defeat Bonini by 6,121 votes.Shortly after the 2014 elections, Bonini announced he would run for governor in the following election. He stated that his campaign would focus on fixing the state's "significant systemic and fundamental problems", although he faced a significant obstacle as a Republican running statewide in the heavily Democratic state. Bonini competed with former state trooper Lacey Lafferty in the Republican primary election, which he won with 70% of the vote.

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Education4 - 4 of 2
University of Delaware
MPA Public Administration
1999
Wesley College
BA
1991
Past Positions1 - 5 of 5
Senator
Delaware State Senate
1994
Marketing Representative
James C. Anderson Associates
Current
Owner
Alliance Associates, Limited Liability Company
Current
Wesley College
Assistant Director of Admissions
1992 - 1993
Former Surety Representative
Delmarva Underwriters
Other Experience1 - 9 of 9
Member
Board of Directors, Wesley Alumni Association
Member
Help Abolish Legal Tyranny
Partners of the Americas
Police Chief's Task Force Against Drugs
Former Member
Revenue and Taxation Committee, Delaware State Senate
Former Member
Community/County Affairs Committee, Delaware State Senate
Former Member
Joint Capital Improvement (Bond) Committee, Delaware State Senate
Former Member
Labor Committee, Delaware State Senate
Former Member
Highways and Transportation Committee, Delaware State Senate
Former Member
Bond Committee, Delaware State Senate