National Women's Political Caucus Endorses Lisa Blunt Rochester for U.S. House in Delaware
For Immediate Release
Washington, D.C. – The National Women’s Political Caucus (NWPC) is pleased to endorse Lisa Blunt Rochester for Congresswoman-at-large in Delaware.
Lisa has dedicated her life to helping women and families get ahead. She began her career working as a caseworker for Congressman Carper and in 1998 became the first African-American woman to serve as Secretary of Labor in Delaware. “Lisa has proven her commitment to providing critical services to those most in need and when elected she will continue to fight for women and families whose voices are often left unheard,” said Paula Owen Willmarth, NWPC Vice President for Political Planning.
Lisa was appointed State Personnel Director in 2001 and was subsequently commissioned to investigate the State Police for racial and sexual discrimination. She succeeded in improving the internal and external relations of the State Police and their relationship with the communities in which they serve.
During her six years working as Deputy Secretary of Health and Social Services, Lisa became an expert on family issues and policy. “She is incredibly qualified and when elected will continue to raise the voices of the underserved,” said Donna Lent, NWPC President. If elected, Lisa would again make Delaware history. The state has never elected a woman or person of color to represent them at a federal level and Lisa is poised to become the first. The NWPC, founded in 1971, is a national, multi-partisan, grassroots membership organization dedicated to identifying, recruiting, training and supporting women candidates for elected and appointed office.