Debra was prime sponsor of the Employment First Act, which promotes employment opportunities for people with disabilities. Governor Jack Markell signed the bill in July 2012 in front of an enthusiastic audience.
Debra cutting the ribbon to open the new Food Lion, which is helping to revitalize the neglected shopping area at Merchant's Square.
Thanks to a bill introduced by Debra, Delaware law now classifies home invasion as a felony and imposes stiffer penalties on perpetrators. Pictured during a discussion of the law are (from left) Sen. Harris McDowell, Rep. Dennis E. Williams, Debra and Attorney General Beau Biden.
When a constituent wanted to grow his business by selling Craft Beer in Growlers like neighboring states, Debra helped him get the law changed.
Supporting First Responders
Governor Jack Markell at Bellefonte's Brandywine Fire Company signing Debra's bill into law that protects the jobs of volunteer first responders who miss work during a State of Emergency or who are injured while responding.
Keeping Children Safe Online
Debra was prime sponsor of the bill that strengthened laws protecting children from online predators and increasing penalties for offenders.
Helping our Kids
Governor Markell at signing Debra's bill at Mt Pleasant High School allowing students with an IEP extra time to earn a driver;s license which will foster independence and help them with employment by removing the barrier of transportation to their job.
Protecting Public Health
Debra's bill adding e-cigarettes to the Clean Indoor Air Act is signed by Governor Markell
Debra currently serves on House Education Committee. Before being elected to the General Assembly, she was president of the Brandywine School District Board of Education.
Debra speaks regularly with residents of the 6th district and is always available for gatherings such as this lunch at Sellers Senior Center.
Helping All Communities
Self-advocates and advocates for Delawareans with Disabilities at Legislative Hall thanking Legislators for passing legislation helping people with disabilities.
A History of Service
Debra was selected by Parenting magazine as Delaware's Outstanding Mom Advocate for Education and was Delaware's representative to the inaugural Mom Congress in Washington, D.C.
Debra is chair of the House Natural Resources Committee and was a key member of the team that cleaned up the Wilmington riverfront.
Debra speaking at the Can Do Playground on the day Governor Jack Markell signed her People First bill into law.
Fr. John Gayton, pastor of Holy Rosary, at the unveiling of a historical marker, sponsored by Debra, for the Grubb-Worth Mansion in Claymont.
Since being elected to the Delaware state House of Representives in 2010, Debra has been working hard. She has sponsored key legislation on public safety, the environment, education, women's rights, and in support of citizens with disabilities.