Candidate Details

Lisa Blunt Rochester

House - Incumbent

Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester is a freshman Member of Congress representing Delaware’s at-large congressional district. Prior to serving in Congress, Rep. Blunt Rochester began her career as an advocate for the people of Delaware, doing constituent casework for then-Congressman Tom Carper. She went on to serve in the cabinets of two Delaware governors as Delaware’s first African-American woman Secretary of Labor, and as Delaware’s first African-American Deputy Secretary of Health and Social Services and State Personnel Director. In 2004, Rep. Blunt Rochester left government service to become the CEO of the Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League, an action-oriented, public policy research think-tank focused on the inclusion of people of color.

In Congress, she serves on the Committee on Education and the Workforce and the Committee on Agriculture.

In her first few days in Congress, Rep. Blunt Rochester publicly affirmed her commitment to the two-state solution by joining H.Res. 23 as a cosponsor. This resolution reaffirmed long-standing US policy in support of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Also in her early days in office, she voted against H.Res. 11, which objected to the US’s abstention on a vote to censure Israeli settlements at the UN. She has advocated for maintaining the Iran nuclear agreement, signing the Price-Deutch letter in October 2017 that urged the President to recertify the deal.