Delaware GOP sets filing fees

DOVER — The Republican Party has set the official filing fees for its candidates seeking a statewide or federal office in the 2016 election.

In a letter sent Friday to the state’s election department, the GOP said the filing fees will be 1 percent of the office’s aggregate salary.

The fees, which have been at 1 percent in the past, are set by the party’s executive committee and apply for candidates running for governor, lieutenant governor, insurance commissioner or U.S. representative. With the information now submitted, Republican candidates officially can file for office.

The Democratic Party submitted its fees — also 1 percent — in September.

The governor makes $171,000 per year, or $684,000 over four years. At 1 percent of the total, the fee is $6,840.

Individuals seeking the lieutenant governor’s post must pay $3,162.12 and those running for insurance commissioner have to pay a fee of $4,361.28. Prospective Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives have to pay $3,480, as a representative makes $174,000 per year for a two-year term.

State Sen. Colin Bonini, R-Dover, and Lacey Lafferty have filed to run for governor, while George Parish has filed for insurance commissioner. Hans Reigle and Rose Izzo have done so for the House of Representatives.

Reach staff writer Matt Bittle at mbittle@newszap.com

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