Lisa Blunt Rochester

Career:U.S. House of Representatives, 2017-present
Education:B.A., Fairleigh Dickinson University
M.A., University of Delaware

Lisa Blunt Rochester assumed office in the U.S. House of Representatives for Delaware's at-large congressional district in January 2017. She is the first woman and the first African-American to represent Delaware in either chamber of Congress.

Blunt Rochester was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She received her bachelor's degree in international relations from Fairleigh Dickinson University and her master's degree in urban affairs and public policy from the University of Delaware. She served 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. She also served as CEO of the Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League.

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