Your senator. Your neighbor.
Patti serves as the President Pro Tempore of the Delaware State Senate, the highest-ranking member of the Senate and the highest-ranking woman in state government. It’s a role that requires bi-partisanship, building broad coalitions and a deeply held commitment to service over self.
That commitment to service blossomed out of Patti’s passion for being a mother. Committed to making the world a better place for her children and grandchildren, Patti became active in the PTA at Baltz Elementary School where she advocated for student-focused education policies. At the same time, she was elected to the Elsmere Town Council, where quality-of-life issues were her focus.
After a year as Elsmere’s mayor, Patti was elected to the State Senate in 1990. From the outset of her tenure of public service in the General Assembly, Patti resolved to fight for Delaware’s families like she had her own. That’s meant promoting policies to create good-paying middle class jobs, passing laws that protect Delaware’s most vulnerable residents and improving our state for the next generation.