Peter C. Schwartzkopf

Speaker of the House, 14th District

Representative Peter C. Schwartzkopf is the Speaker of the Delaware House of Representatives. He is a full-time legislator with an extensive background in public safety.

Rep. Schwartzkopf, who has represented the 14th District since 2002, is a retired Delaware State Police captain and troop commander with 25 years of service.

Rep. Schwartzkopf graduated from Wilmington College with a BS in Human Resource Management and continued his education with many certification courses during his career on the Delaware State Police.

Rep. Schwartzkopf is active with several non-profit organizations including the Delaware Special Olympics, the Midway Lions Club, the Delaware State Troopers Association, the National Kidney Foundation (having donated an organ), and the Jean & Joan Fund which raises money to help families and patients who are being treated at Tunnell Cancer Center. He is also a supporter of numerous national and local causes and actively attends charity events in the coastal community and across the state.   

Rep. Schwartzkopf is vice-chair of the House Administration, Ethics and Rules committees. He also serves on the Veterans Affairs Committee.

As a lifeguard for many summers in his youth, Delaware’s coastal communities have always held a special place in Rep. Schwarzkopf’s heart. These days, the representative and his wife Carol enjoy spending time with their children and grand-children while taking advantage of all the First State has to offer to residents and visitors alike.