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    Sherry Dorsey Walker **
    (Dem)

Biographical Information

What motivated you to seek or continue in this office?

This year Delawareans can vote by mail due to COVID-19. Would you support continuing the vote by mail option for future Delaware elections? If yes, what modifications would you make to the current mail-in voting process?

Following the 2020 census, election district boundaries will be redrawn across the country. Do you think Delaware would benefit from having an independent redistricting commission? Please explain your position.

If elected, what measures will you develop and/or support to increase community confidence in law enforcement personnel?

How do you believe that racial inequality can be reduced/eliminated in Delaware?

What is your stance on renewable energy for Delaware, and specifically the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS)?

Is Delaware's Freedom of Information Act working well for the public? What changes (if any) would you suggest for FOIA?

Last edit date: submitted 10/8/2020
Phone: (302) 577-8476
Website or social media link: http://www.facebook.com/SherryDorseyWalker
Age 46
Education St. Elizabeth School Bachelor of Arts in English/Journalism University of Delaware Master of Film Production Howard University
Work Experience President/CEO SWAP Productions LLC Former City Councilwoman-Wilmington City Council Former Board of Parole Member
Community Involvement Board Member-Team Jalil Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Trustee-Bethel AME Church Vice Chair-Kind To Kids West Side Grows Together
Additional Information Chair-Economic Empowerment Subcommittee in conjunction with the African American Task Force Agriculture Committee Economic Development Committee Revenue & Finance Committee Judiciary Committee Joint Legislative Sunset Committee Veterans Committee
Ballotpedia Page (external resource) http://ballotpedia.org/Sherry_Dorsey_Walker
I am motivated by serving my Constituents and seeking opportunities to help transform the community. My purpose in life is to assist others and I truly enjoy making a difference in my district and throughout the state.
Yes, I support vote by mail and I would like to make the process seamless for Our Constituents. Some shared that upon receiving the first mailer, they were not clear about needing to complete a form to ascertain their ballot. We should explore the possibility of sending ballots to constituents, without them needing to mail a form back to the Department of Elections.
Yes, if it does not cost the taxpayers money, I support an independent redistricting commission. Otherwise, we need to create a bi-partisan committee to redraw the lines that will benefit our state.
As the Vice Chair of the Delaware Legislative Black Caucus, we created the Justice For All Agenda, which established the Law Enforcement Task Force. We are reviewing policing policies, in conjunction with the officers and the community. Moreover, I shall be sponsoring legislation, with the support of my colleagues and our constituents, to ensure that every officer in the state is equipped with a body-worn camera. This will create transparency for the community and the law enforcement officials.
Racial inequality is intertwined in the fabric of our country and our state. In order to work toward equality, we shall need equity in school funding. As well, we shall need to ensure that People of Color have access to procurement opportunities to reduce the economic gap in Delaware. Additionally, we shall need to create policies to ensure that there is equity in economic development opportunities in the state for People of Color. Racial inequality will not be reduced for generations because we must deal with the heart of the individual. Until those in power humanize Black and Brown People, then it will be very difficult to elimate racial inequality in Delaware.
I support the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) for Delaware, due to the fact that we shall use up to 25 percent of energy by 2025, which will come from renewable sources. Our State's use of solar-powered energy is a driving force in renewable energy.
Delaware's Freedom of Information Act is not working well for the public. Our communities should have access to data that clearly shows the inequities in our state, in an effort to address them.