Our Members

State Representative, 1st District

Charles Potter, Jr. is much different than the everyday elected official. He is well-informed and very accessible with his weekly open-door sessions for the community at the Fox Point Diner. Serving the community is a tradition in the Potter family that was instilled from an early age. What Charles calls the 'Potter Private Philanthropies' include: feeding the homeless, paying for needed medications, assisting with funeral costs, sponsoring and coaching stepper and sports teams, supporting the North Market Street Library and the Police Athletic League of Wilmington.

State Representative, 2nd District

In 2010, Stephanie T. Bolden, a long standing Wilmington resident, was elected to the Delaware House of Representatives to represent the District 2.

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State Representative, 3rd District

Helene M. Keeley is a member of the Delaware House of Representatives, representing the 3rd District since 1996. She currently serves as Chair of the Capital Infrastructure Committee, Vice Chair of the Gaming & Pari-mutuels Committee, and Vice-Chair of the Revenue & Finance Committee. Keeley has worked as a marketing specialist with the Delaware Department of Labor, and project manager with Rosenbluth International.

State Representative, 4th District

Gerald Brady has represented Wilmington’s 4th Representative District since 2006. Executive Director of the Delaware AFL-CIO, he is a believer in the strength and necessity of unions. As a former Wilmington City Councilman from 1996-2006 and a native Wilmingtonian, Gerald foraged strong ties with the City, which he carried with him to the General Assembly.

State Representative, 5th District

Representative Melanie George Smith is a member of the House of Representatives for the 5th District.  Representative Smith’s interest in justice and the legal system led her to pursue a career in law. After graduating magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania in 1994, she attended Georgetown Law School.

State Representative, 6th District

Rep. Heffernan is the former President of the Brandywine School Board and an environmental toxicologist with more than 20 years of experience. For the past five years, she has served on the state’s Brownfields Advisory Committee, which is working to protect Delawareans from pollutants while making the state greener and more economically viable. A graduate of Caesar Rodney High School, she earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Delaware and a master’s in environmental toxicology from Duke University.

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State Representative, 7th District

Representative Bryon Short graduated from Salisbury State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1988. He worked as a Youth Rehabilitation Counselor at Ferris School upon graduation. Representative Short joined the staff of then Congressman Thomas R. Carper as a staff assistant in 1990. He went on to work on Carper’s gubernatorial staff before accepting the position of Deputy Principal Assistant of Administration at Delaware’s Department of Transportation.

State Representative, 8th District

Rep. S. Quinton “Quinn” Johnson is a member of the Delaware House of Representatives for the 8th District, which includes portions of Middletown, Townsend, Clayton and Smyrna. He was elected as the 8th District representative in November 2008.

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State Representative, 10th District

Rep. Sean Matthews has served in the House of Representatives for the 10th District since 2014. He currently serves as a member of the House Education Committee, House Health and Human Development Committee, House Housing and Community Affairs Committee, House Labor Committee, House Revenue and Finance Committee, House Telecommunications, Internet and Technology Committee, and House Veterans Affairs Committee. 

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State Representative, 13th District

Representative John “Larry” Mitchell is a member of the House of Representatives for the 13th District. For over 30 years, Representative Mitchell has devoted his career to protecting public safety and improving the quality of life for Delawareans.

State Representative, 16th District

He is married to Ernestine Johnson has two grown sons and two stepdaughters. They also have nine grandchildren. Rep. Johnson served 3 years in the US Army and received an honorable discharge in 1964.

State Representative, 17th District

Mike Mulrooney has served in the House of Representatives since 1998. He is a graduate of John Dickinson High School and currently works for the New Castle County Vo-Tech School District in the adult education programs at the Delaware Skills Center.

State Representative, 18th District

David earned a Master’s of Public Administration from the University of Delaware in 2011 while serving as a Legislative Fellow with both the State Senate and House of Representatives. He served as legislative aide in the Delaware House of Representatives, where he fought for the residents of the 18th District. He currently lives in Whethersfield with his wife, who is a public school teacher, and two dogs.

State Representative, 19th District

A lifelong New Castle County resident, Kim Williams previously worked for a union electrical contractor for 12 years. She was hired as a receptionist and worked her way up to office manager. Ultimately, Kim decided to resign from her job and stay at home to raise her two children.

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State Representative, 23rd District

Paul Baumbach has served in the House of Representatives for the 23rd District since 2012. He currently serves as the Chair of the House Manufactured Housing Committee, and is a member of the House Economic Development, Banking, Insurance & Commerce Committee, the House Housing & Community Affairs Committee, the House Revenue & Finance Committee, and the House Telecommunications, Internet & Technology Committee.

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State Representative, 24th District

First elected in 2010, Representative Ed Osienski dedicates himself to fighting for Delaware’s working families. As a single-parent and blue-collar worker, Ed understands what it means to be a middle-class family in the 24th District.

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State Representative, 25th District

John Kowalko represents Delaware’s 25th district in Newark and has been a Delaware resident for over 25 years. Raised in Philadelphia, he graduated from St. Joseph’s Prep in 1963 and apprenticed as a machinist at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard. While at the shipyard, he held offices of Treasurer and Recording secretary of LL687 IAM. He also spent 26 years employed at the Delaware City Refinery. As a member of LL648, he held positions of Machinist steward and General Forman Machinist.

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State Representative, 27th Distrct

In November 2008, Earl was elected to his first term in the House of Representatives for the 27th District. As chairman of the House Veteran Affairs Committee, he continually authors numerous pieces of legislation to assist veterans and National Guard personnel, including: Establishing the Delaware Veterans Trust Fund to provide assistance to veterans in need; upgrading the DNG Education Program to include Master degrees; enabling the DNG Counterdrug unit to receive equitable share funding; assisting in the establishment of both OEF and OIF license plates; and sponsoring the Veterans’ Opportunity Tax Credit to employers for hiring veterans. He also worked with the Governor Markell to place, for the first time, a veteran on the Delaware Suppliers’ Council to assist veteran-owned businesses to receive more state business and contracts. 

State Representative, 28th District

Rep. William J. Carson Jr. is a member of the Delaware House of Representatives for the 28th District, which includes portions of Smyrna, Leipsic, Little Creek and Dover. He is a lifelong resident of Smyrna and was elected to represent the 28th district in 2007. He is chair of the Transportation, Land Use & Infrastructure Committee and vice-chair of the Manufactured Housing Committee. He also is a member of the Agriculture, Corrections, Judiciary, Natural Resources, Public Safety & Homeland Security, and Veterans Affairs committees.

State Representative, 29th District

Rep. W. Charles “Trey” Paradee is a member of the Delaware House of Representatives for the 29th District, which includes the town of Cheswold, parts of Clayton and Smyrna, and areas west of Dover and Wyoming. Trey’s family first settled in Delaware in the mid-1600s, and he is the 7th member of the Paradee family to serve in the Delaware General Assembly.

State Representative, 31st District

A Dover native with strong ties to the community, Sean graduated from Dover High School and continues to reside in Dover. Sean was a Public School Teacher in the Bronx, New York, for several years after graduating college, where he served in an economically depressed school. During Law School, Sean clerked at the Manhattan Law Firm of Fasulo, Shalley and DiMaggio located near the former World Trade Center. With the Delaware Family Court, Sean served as Counsel for Indigent Parents involved in litigation with the Division of Family Services through a contract with the State of Delaware in 2006.

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State Representative, 32nd District

Rep. Bennett has served in the House of Representatives for the 32nd District since 2012. She currently serves as the Chair of the House Telecommunications, Internet and Technology Committee, the Vice Chair of the House Housing and Community Affairs Committee, Vice Chair of the House Economic Development, Banking, Insurance, and Commerce Committee, and is a member of the House Agriculture Committee, House Revenue and Finance Committee, House Sunset Committee, and House Veterans Affairs Committee.