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The Delaware House of Representatives consists of 41 members, each of whom is elected to a two-year term. There is no limit to the number of terms that a Representative may serve. All revenue generating legislation must begin in the House.State representatives introduce and vote on proposed legislation, approve the annual budget for the state, and serve on assigned committees. The General Assembly of Delaware meets in Dover three days a week between mid-January and the end of June.The Speaker of the House is the presiding officer of the House. The Speaker is elected to the position by a majority of the representatives to run the mechanics of the House, including appointing committees and their members and assigning legislation to committee.

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    Stephanie T Bolden **
    (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 10/5/2020
Phone: (302) 428-1269
Website or social media link: http://Stephanie Bolden.com
Education B.S in Secondary Education, DSU M.Ed Urban Education, Boston College & Honorary Doctorate degree, DSU.
Work Experience Educator secondary and college, taught in Washington, DC, Boston, Massachusetts and Bermuda. Director Student Activities, Lincoln University,
Community Involvement ESSAP, (Eastside Substance Abuse Program) Girl Scout Troop leader, established and financed the neighborhood camera watch program, established the Burton/Phelan Scholarship program for matriculating students, 11th Street Bridge, Villiage of Eastlake and McCaulley Court civic associations.
Additional Information Created the Harrie M. Phelan Garden and found funding; Community Mural of Eastside trailblazers and funded the move and renovation of the Redding House.
Ballotpedia Page (external resource) http://ballotpedia.org/Stephanie_Bolden
The desire, commitment and dedication to give back to the community that gave me so much (values and respect) to and for one another. To give the City of Wilmington the education system that taught and created so many, to promote homeownership (collateral) and build trust and self esteem among our youth.
Yes, I supported and voted in the 150 legislative session. My suggestions would be to - Access the process after our first experience, consider other state best practices from their longevity and hold a public hearing to listen to the people’s experiences and suggestions.
No one knows our state better than us. I would agree to have a combined effort.
What suggestions/legislation is obtained from the Law Enforcement Task Force established in epilogue language from the Delaware Legislative Black Caucus.
By what we are putting in place The African Americans Task Force, teaching social studies inclusive of African American, Jewish, Native American education. Youth today know very little about the struggles of the past only the entitlements as a result.
The climate is changing and we must look for new ways to preserve and sustain the earth. Parts of Delaware are already addressing windmills & solar means.
It is needed and should apply to all, especially local, county, state, congressional elected officials and the president of the United States.