Top Issues: Education, Job Opportunities, Women’s Health, Equal Pay, Social Security, Gun Violence, Affordable Care Act, Public Safety
Election Outlook: Cook Political Report rating: Solid D.
Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester is currently facing no serious challenger for the Democratic nomination, and the race is likely to stay that way, as outgoing Sen. Tom Carper has endorsed her candidacy. Of the three Black women running running for US Senate, she has the clearest path to winning and becoming only the third Black woman to sit in the body.
Current Elected Office: US Representative, DE-AL
Years in Office: 2017-present
Committee Assignments: Committees: Energy and Commerce; Subcommittees: Energy, Climate, and Grid Security; Health; Innovation, Data, and Commerce
Major Legislation: Clean Slate Act; Strengthening Health Care and Lowering Prescription Drug Costs Act; Fraud and Scam Reduction Act
Profession: Public Sector Management
Work Experience: CEO, Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League; State of Delaware Personnel Director; Secretary, Delaware Department of Labor; Deputy Secretary, Delaware Department of Health and Social Services
Education: MA, University of Delaware; BA, Fairleigh Dickinson University
Did you know? Lisa is the first woman and first African American to represent Delaware in Congress.