Lisa Blunt. Rochester Democrat for Congress

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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

  • Congresswoman-elect Blunt Rochester Announces Senior Staff Appointments


    Wilmington, DE — Congresswoman-elect Lisa Blunt Rochester announced the appointment of Minh Ta as her Chief of Staff. 

    Ta has served in senior roles for two Members of Congress. Most recently as Chief of Staff to Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-WI... Read More ›

  • Statement of the Appointment of Stephen Bannon


    WASHINGTON, DC - Congresswoman-elect Blunt Rochester released the following statement in response to the appointment of Stephen Bannon to the Trump Administration.

    "In his victory speech, President-elect Trump noted that he would be a President for all Americans. His appointment... Read More ›


    On election day we made history.

    I’m honored to be the first woman and person of color to represent Delaware in the halls of Congress.

    Each and every one of you has worked so hard to get us over the finish line and I am so thankful to all of you for your support.

    This is... Read More ›