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Sherry Dorsey Walker - Lieutenant Governor - DE

Elect Black Women PAC is proud to announce the endorsement of 10 incredible women rounding out our 2023 support and starting our 2024 efforts!

Representative Sherry Dorsey Walker, a native of Wilmington, Delaware, is the first Person of Color elected to the Delaware House of Representatives from the 3rd District in 2018. As well, she is First Black Woman elected in the 6th District to the Wilmington City Council in 2012. She earned a Masters in Film from Howard University and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Delaware in English/Journalism. She is a proud product of St. Elizabeth School, where she attended for 12 years.

She is the former Vice Chair of the Delaware Legislative Black Caucus, which she helped found in 2019. She sponsored SB 191 in the House in the 150th General Assembly to add People of Color, as a protected class to the Delaware State Constitution. In the 151st General Assembly, she sponsored SB 31 the second leg of the amendment adding People of Color as a protected class in Delaware. Also, Sherry sponsored HB 195 equipping all police officers throughout the state with body worn cameras; HB 198 adding Black History to the state’s curriculum; HB 119 making Juneteenth a permanent paid state holiday; HS1 for HB 191 creating escrow accounts for renters in the Justice of the Peace Court, when they have landlords who refuse to rectify unhealthy living conditions; SB 147 codifying the Use of Force Policy making chokeholds illegal in Delaware and SS 1 for SB 83 Community Reinvestment Act enabling Black-Owned Financial Institutions to open in Delaware, just to name a few.

Additionally, Sherry is Co-Chairwoman of the Teen Warehouse Board, Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for Kind to Kids, a Board Member of Camp Bliss, #TeamJalil and the Delaware Agriculture Museum. She is the former Member of the Board of Parole, Commissioner for the Governor’s Women’s Commission, the Biden Breast Health Initiative, former Vice President of the Delaware Africa Caribbean Coalition, St. Michael’s Day School Board Member and Public Allies of Delaware Board. Sherry is a Commissioner for the Delaware African Caribbean Affairs Commission in the State Department. She is also a Member and Trustee at Bethel AME Church in Wilmington, DE. Sherry is married to her College Sweetheart, Dwight. Sherry is a Proud Member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

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Sherry Dorsey Walker - Lieutenant Governor - DE -

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