John L. "Larry" Mitchell

Majority Whip, 13th District

Representative John “Larry” Mitchell is House Majority Whip 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. He began his career as a member of the Elsmere Police Department and eventually moved on to the New Castle County Police Department where he retired in early 2006 with the rank of Senior Sergeant. Upon retiring from the police force, Representative Mitchell immediately became the Campus Chief of Public Safety for Delaware Technical and Community College which is a position he continues to hold.

Representative Mitchell has also had years of community involvement besides his service as a police officer. He is a former President and State Lodge Vice President of the Delaware State Fraternal Order of Police. He is a life member of the Elsmere Fire Company, and he has served his community as a member of the Town of Elsmere Planning Board Commission and the Little Mill Flood Abatement Committee. Representative Mitchell was elected in 2006 due to his involvement with and years of service to the community.