Stephanie T. Bolden

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.

As the longest serving African American woman to hold elected office in Delaware, Representative Bolden has an impressive and distinguished record of public service. Stephanie T. Bolden served five terms on the Wilmington City Council, which led to her election, as the first female President Pro-Tempore for the council. Under her leadership, the 2nd district has improved and grown in key areas including housing, business development, civic leadership, education, and scholarship. She has also played an integral role in helping to improve the quality of life for seniors implementing the Senior Thanksgiving Day initiative. Through partnerships with local businesses, she helped provide holiday meals for hundreds of seniors across the state.

Representative Bolden completed her post-secondary education at Delaware State University and graduate work at Boston College, where she obtained a Master’s Degree in Education. Her strong belief in education led her to devote more than thirty years as an educator in both public schools and institutions of higher education. Additionally, Representative Bolden founded the Burton-Phelan Memorial Scholarship program for matriculating students.

Currently, in its 23rd year, this scholarship fund has helped numerous college students with essential tuition and financial assistance.

On her watch, while much has been accomplished, much remains. To that end, Representative Bolden brings tremendous energy and passion to serving the community on a larger scale. In her role as District 2 State Representative, she remains committed to championing the growth and improvement of public safety, public health, education, and youth development.

As a State representative she serves as Chair of the House Housing and Community Affairs Committee. She also serves as a member of the House Education, Health & Human Development, Labor, Revenue & Finance, Veterans Affairs, and Gaming & Pari-mutuels committee. She is a member of the Joint Sunset Committee, and serves as Co-Chair of the Complex Chronic Disease Taskforce. Representative Bolden is also serves on the board of Generations Home Care, the Riverfront Development Corporation, Domestic Violence Coordinating Council, and the Medical Marijuana oversight Committee.

Additional associations include: Lector, St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Board of Communities in School, Delaware Black Caucus, Organization of 100 Black Women, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Knights of St. Peter Claver Ladies Auxiliary.

As always, her abiding faith and family are the keys to her strength and success.