Lisa Blunt. Rochester Democrat for Congress

A Strong Voice for Delaware

About Lisa

Lisa’s historic election in 2016 marks the first time the First State has sent a woman and person of color to Congress.

Lisa brings to Congress a fresh, common-sense approach and believes that we can find common ground to help people improve their lives and communities. 

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

  • 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 ›

  • LCV Action Fund Endorses Lisa Blunt Rochester for Congress

    LCV Action Fund Endorses Lisa Blunt Rochester for Congress 



    Contact: Hannah Blatt, (202) 454-4554 or

    October 14, 2016  ... Read More ›


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