Former Senator Karen E. Peterson (D)
Dover, DE 19901
President, New Castle County Council 1981-1989; State Senator 2002 - Present
Born in Chester, Pennsylvania. Attended parochial schools in New Jersey and Delaware. Made her career at the Delaware Department of Labor, retiring in 2001 as Director of Industrial Affairs. During that time she also served two terms as President of New Castle County Council. She was elected to the Delaware State Senate in 2002.