Lisa Blunt Rochester

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Lisa Blunt Rochester
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Delaware's at-large district
Assumed office
January 3, 2017
Preceded byJohn Carney
Personal details
Lisa LaTrelle Blunt

(1962-02-10) February 10, 1962 (age 61)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Alex Bradley
(m. 1982; div. 2003)

Charles Rochester
(m. 2006; died 2014)
RelativesTed Blunt (father)
EducationVillanova University
Fairleigh Dickinson University
University of Delaware (MA)
WebsiteHouse website

Lisa LaTrelle Blunt Rochester (née Blunt;[1] February 10, 1962) is an American politician. She is the U.S. Representative for Delaware's at-large congressional district since 2017. She is a member of the Democratic Party.

In June 2023, Blunt Rochester announced her candidacy for the United States Senate in the 2024 election to replace Tom Carper.[2] Should she win, she would become only the third African American woman to serve in the U.S. Senate.[3][4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Weddings". The News Journal. June 20, 1982. Retrieved July 29, 2017.
  2. Broadwater, Luke (2023-06-21). "Delaware's Only House Member Enters Senate Race, Becoming Instant Favorite". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2023-06-21.
  3. "Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester to launch run for Delaware Senate seat in June". POLITICO. 2023-06-01. Retrieved 2023-06-02.
  4. Kilgore, Ed (2023-05-23). "Lisa Blunt Rochester Is (Very Likely) Headed to the Senate". Intelligencer. Retrieved 2023-06-02.