Lisa Blunt. Rochester Democrat for Congress

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About Lisa

Lisa's life has been about expanding opportunity for everyone.

She began her professional career as a problem-solver and an advocate. A caseworker for then-Congressman Tom Carper, Lisa helped people during challenging times with their Social Security benefits, disability insurance claims, IRS disputes and housing needs. She served in the cabinets of two Delaware governors as Delaware’s first African-American woman Secretary of Labor, and as Delaware’s first African-American Deputy Secretary of Health and Social Services and State Personnel Director. As Secretary of Labor, Lisa managed 500 employees and an $87 million budget; she focused on connecting employers to resources and jobseekers – particularly those on welfare or leaving Delaware prisons. As State Personnel Director, Lisa was commissioned to investigate the Delaware State Police for racial and sexual discrimination. Working with local and national experts in policing and civil rights, the 2001 Blunt-Bradley Report served as a roadmap to improve the internal and external relations of the State Police.

Latest News

  • Thank you!!!

    Thank you! You helped make last night’s historic win possible. Your support has fueled our grassroots campaign since Day 1, and we could never have achieved our goals without you.
    I also want to thank my supportive family who has been my rock and with me every step of the way, my... Read More ›

  • Lisa Blunt Rochester Statement: Remembering September 11th

    15 years ago I was State Personnel Director and was attending a cabinet meeting in Dover not far from the Air Force base. When the news that a plane had crashed into the first tower, it felt as if the air in the room left. We weren't sure if it was an accident or if it was terrorism, but we were... Read More ›

  • Lisa Blunt Rochester Statement on Women's Equality Day

    Today is the anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which finally gave women the right to vote in 1920 and has since come to be known as Women’s Equality Day. It serves as a reminder of the progress we’ve made when it comes to equal rights for women, and it’s also an opportunity to... Read More ›