Representative Debra Heffernan (D)

Representative (RD 6)
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Legislative Hall
411 Legislative Ave.
Dover, DE 19901
Leghall Phone: (302) 744-4351

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House, 2010 - Present

Background

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
Rep. Heffernan is the former President of the Brandywine School Board and an environmental toxicologist with more than 30 years of experience. She has served for fifteen years on the state’s Hazardous Substances Cleanup Act (HSCA) Advisory Committee (originally named the 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 degree in environmental toxicology from Duke University.

Rep. Heffernan is a member of the Bellefonte Lions Club and volunteers with local nonprofits and Special Olympics of Delaware. She is a 30 year resident of Edgewood Hills, where she lives with her husband, Pat and has three children in their 20’s that all graduated from Brandywine School District schools.

Rep. Heffernan is proud to have been 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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