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Elizabeth Lockman

Learn more about Elizabeth's stances below.

  • Elizabeth Lockman

  • About Elizabeth

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  • Senate
  • Sen. S. Elizabeth “Tizzy” Lockman represents the Third Senate District, which encompasses communities in central and west Wilmington and reaches into New Castle County to the South, including portions of Newport. She earned a bachelor’s degree from New York University and a master’s degree in urban affairs and public policy from the University of Delaware.

    Lockman was elected to the Delaware Senate in 2018, where she succeeded former Sen. Robert Marshall to become just the second African-American woman elected to the General Assembly’s upper chamber. The Senate Democratic Caucus elected Sen. Lockman as Majority Whip in 2020.

    Sen. Lockman has continued the fight for public education reforms that will improve educational equity and outcomes for all students, particularly those in Wilmington and northern New Castle County. She also led several criminal justice reform efforts.

    Sen. Lockman currently serves as chair of the Senate Transportation and Rules & Ethics committees. She is the vice chair of the Senate Education Committee and serves as a member of the Executive, Housing, and Joint Finance committees.

    She also serves as co-chair of the Redding Consortium for Education Equity, which is tasked with spearheading the search for ways the Delaware Department of Education and the General Assembly can work together to improve outcomes for students in Wilmington and Northern New Castle County.

  • Candidate Questions

  • Education Equity

  • Yes

    I have voted against legislation expanding SRO/constable funding because I understand that they are a problematic approach to school safety which often yield disparate treatment of students from marginalized backgrounds.

  • Yes

    True restorative justice practices are inclusive, empowering and create the kind of democratic educational environments in which students and school staff can both be held accountable and feel a sense of belonging and agency - a positive in the moment, and for the education of productive citizens.

  • Immigrants’ Rights

  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Smart Justice

  • Yes

    I have led the effort to open up the legislature to digging into this policy, which is long overdue. We cannot wait any longer to bring transparency to these records, and I am willing to continue the work to get there.

  • Yes

    I have led the effort to open up the legislature to digging into this policy, which is long overdue. I was more than happy to bear the brunt of the difficulty of this project and believe we have advanced the conversation, even if we did not land on the right solution yet (reconciling the need for strong reform with the reality of the DE General Assembly's appetite for that reform).

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  • Reproductive Freedom

  • Yes

    I believe this is an important next frontier in our efforts to support reproductive freedom.

  • Yes
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  • Voting Rights

  • Yes
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  • Yes