Senator John "Jack" Walsh (D)

Senator (SD 9)
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411 Legislative Avenue
Dover, DE 19901
Leghall Phone: 302-744-4163

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Senate, 2016 to present


Spouse: Jeanmarie
Children: Ryan, Lindsey, Kelsey
St. Mark’s High School, 1980
Local 313 IBEW Joint Apprenticeship and Training School, 1988
Project manager

Sen. Jack Walsh represents the 9th Senate District, which includes Christiana and portions of Newark, Pike Creek, Stanton and Newport.

A lifelong Delawarean and graduate of St. Mark’s High School, Walsh is an electrician by trade and has been a proud member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 313 for nearly 35 years.

From 1993 to 2002, he served on Local 313’s board of directors, executive board and its political action committee. He also led the union’s Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee from 1996 to 2001. Today, he works as a project manager for Preferred Electric Inc.

Walsh entered public service as a long-time member of the Montclare Civic Association, where he served as president. He then was elected to the Delaware Senate in 2016 to succeed retiring Democratic state Senator Karen Peterson.

Since joining the Senate, Walsh has focused on economic development, education, workforce issues and animal abuse legislation.

He currently serves as chair of the Senate Labor Committee and is a member of the Veterans Affairs and Banking, Business & Insurance committees. Sen. Walsh also serves on the Capital Improvement Committee, which is responsible for writing the annual Bond Bill.

He also serves as vice president of the board of directors for the Delaware SPCA, a board member of the Certified Thoroughbred Program, and a board member of the Delaware Prosperity Partnership, a nonprofit co-funded by the state and the private sector to lead economic development efforts in the First State.

Walsh is a former baseball coach for Midway Little League and St. John the Beloved, where he and his family have long been parishioners.

He and his wife Jeanmarie live near Pike Creek, where they raised their three children Ryan, Lindsey and Kelsey. Walsh is the proud grandfather for three grandchildren, Ava, Emery, and Brayden.

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