Representative Debra Heffernan (D)

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Spouse: Patrick; Children: Margaret, Jake and Charlotte
Caesar Rodney High School; University of Delaware, B.A. in Biology; Duke University, M.S. Environmental Toxicology
Environmental Toxicologist, Former President of Brandywine School Board

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Biography

Rep. Heffernan is the former President of the Brandywine School Board and an environmental toxicologist with more than 30 years of experience. For the past five years, she has served on the state’s Brownfields Advisory Committee, which is working to protect Delawareans from pollutants while making the state greener and more economically viable. A graduate of Caesar Rodney High School, she earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Delaware and a master’s in environmental toxicology from Duke University.

Rep. Heffernan also volunteers with the Girl Scouts of Chesapeake Bay, the Mary Campbell Center, and Special Olympics of Delaware. She is a 29-year resident of Edgewood Hills, where she lives with her husband, Pat, and their three children.

Rep. Heffernan was selected by Parenting magazine as Delaware’s 2010 Outstanding Mom Advocate for Education and represented Delaware at the inaugural Mom Congress held in Washington, D.C.

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