Hillary Clinton-Organization, Delaware
updated February 22, 2008

Headquarters: 296 Churchmans Rd, New Castle, DE 19720

Delaware Steering Committee (announced Jan. 23, 2008)
Governor Ruth Ann Minner, Campaign Chair
State Senator Karen Peterson, 9th Senatorial District (Stanton); Chair, Administrative Services, Combat Drug Abuse
Judy McKinney Cherry, Cabinet Secretary, Director of Economic Development
Representative Diana McWilliams, 6th Representative District (Fox Point), Early Childhood Director
County Councilman George Smiley, New Castle County 7th District
Representative Melanie George Marshall, 5th Representative District (Bear/Newark), Attorney, Richards, Layton & Finger; Adjunct Prof. of Law, Widener University Law School
State Senator Margaret Rose Henry, 2nd Senatorial District (Wilmington East); Chair, Health and Human Services, Public Safety; Secretary, State Party
State Senator Patricia Blevins, 7th Senatorial District (Elsmere), Majority Whip; Chair, Insurance and Elections; Executive Director, Delaware Helpline; Treasurer, State Party
Karen Valentine, AFSCME Council 81, National Committeewoman, State Party
Michael Begatto, Executive Director, AFSCME Council 81
Rhett Ruggerio, National Committeeman, State Party
Margie Conner, Vice Chair, New Castle County Democratic Committee
Judith O’Brien, Vice President, Women’s Democratic Club of Delaware

Delaware Regional Coordinators:
Michael Haggard, Delaware State Lead Organizer, AFSCME Council 81
Victoria Wiedwald, Wilmington, Political Activist
Bonnie Lane, Stanton/Wilmington, Educator
Martha Denison, Newark, 24th Representative District Chair
Erik Schramm, Newark, Vice Chair, New Castle County Democratic Party
Ezra Temko, Newark, Candidate for City Council
Andrea Hodge, Clayton, Political Activist
Ray Johnson, Dover
Claudia Johnson, Dover
Joseph Dillon, Harrington, Membership Development, IBEW Local No. 313
D.R. Gray, Milton
Matt Przybylek, University of Delaware Students for Hillary
David Ellis, Newark, Environmental Scientist

PRESS RELEASE from Hillary Clinton for President
January 9, 2008

Delaware Governor Ruth Ann Minner Endorses Clinton
Governor Ruth Ann Minner of Delaware today announced she is endorsing Hillary Clinton for President.

"Hillary Clinton has a proven track record of making change happen, and getting results. She had a goal of expanding health care to low income children, and as a result, over six million kids nationwide have health insurance today. Concerned that National Guard and Reservists were not receiving adequate health care, she teamed up with Republicans and Democrats and passed legislation guaranteeing them health care, regardless of their deployment status. We need Hillary’s results-oriented leadership and commitment to change in the White House to move our country forward."

"Governor Minner has spent over three decades working for the people of Delaware, and as governor, has created thousands of new jobs and continues to expand educational opportunities for Delaware students," said Clinton. "I am truly honored to have her support."

Governor Minner was elected to the House of Representatives in 1974, where she served four terms, then served three terms in the state Senate. Minner served as Lieutenant Governor from 1993-2001, and was elected the first female Governor of Delaware in 2000.

As Governor, Minner has successfully created and retained nearly 65,000 jobs in Delaware and has passed measures to strengthen education standards and modernize Delaware’s public schools. A fierce protector of the environment, Minner signed a multi-state agreement to reduce greenhouse gasses and is a frequent promoter of alternative energy sources.

Minner announced her endorsement of Hillary Clinton after previously supporting Sen. Joe Biden. Delaware will hold its primary on February 5.
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