Patricia M. Blevins

President Pro Tempore at Delaware State Senate

Patricia M. Blevins

Patricia M. Blevins

President Pro Tempore at Delaware State Senate

Biography

Senator Patricia Blevins was first elected to the Delaware State Senate in 1990. She formerly served as Mayor of Elsmere and on Elsmere’s Town Council. Senator Blevins chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Senate’s Insurance Committee. She was named Senate Majority Leader in 2009. Patti lives in Elsmere with her husband Michael. They have two grown children.

Senator Blevins is known for her advocacy for family issues. Some of her accomplishments include:

• Creating the Delaware Health Fund and establishing the policies and mechanisms to allocate the tobacco settlement funds, ensuring that those funds would be spent entirely on health related needs.

• Founding Family Visitation Centers by forging partnerships with multiple state agencies to provide services to families needing court ordered visitation supervision and a neutral place for visitation exchanges for parents who can not get along.

• Leading efforts to improve children’s health by enacting legislation mandating lead paint testing, fluoridation of water, dental services for poor children, expansion of health care coverage for uninsured children, and protection for children from abuse.

• Reforming Delaware’s domestic violence laws, enacting civil orders of protection, prohibiting insurance discrimination against victims, making domestic violence a factor in custody decisions and forming the Domestic Violence Coordinating Council.

• Rewriting and modernizing Delaware’s rape laws, strengthening the laws against child rape, serial rape and date and acquaintance rape.

Senator Blevins also serves the community as Co-Chair of the Little Mill Flood Abatement Committee, as Chair of Delaware’s Domestic Violence Coordinating Council, and as a member of the Riverfront Development Corporation Board of Directors, where she worked to establish Delaware’s first Children’s Museum.

Senator Blevins was inducted into Delaware Women’s Hall of Fame in 2004. She has been recognized for her work on health care issues with the Mental Health Association Excellence in Government Award, the American Cancer Society’s Capitol Dome Aware, the National Lung Association Leonard Lang Award and the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill Distinguished Service Award.

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Former Development Programs Manager, Specialty Polymers Division at E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co.

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Former Board Member at Delaware Technical & Community College Educational Foundation

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Executive Director at Riverfront Development Corp.

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Director, Representing ACLU of Delaware at American Civil Liberties Union, Inc.

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Patricia M. Blevins
President Pro Tempore at Delaware State Senate
Career History
President Pro Tempore
1990 - Current
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Delaware Humane Association is a nonprofit company headquartered in Wilmington, DE. The firm operates as a non-profit human resources organization. It was founded in 1957. Patrick Carroll is the current CEO of the firm.The company says this about itself: Delaware Humane Association (DHA), located in Wilmington and Rehoboth Beach, is a nonprofit, no-kill animal care and adoption center. DHA?s mission is to make \"friends for life\" by connecting people with animals and building strong relationships to serve the community better. DHA is committed to providing for the needs of homeless and owned dogs and cats by providing temporary shelter, affordable spay and neuter services, low-cost vaccination clinics, a pet food pantry, adoption and placement resources, and more.

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Riverfront Development Corp. is a nonprofit company headquartered in Wilmington, DE. The firm manages riverfront parks. It was founded in 1973. Carol Coletta is the current CEO of the firm.

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