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Nnamdi Chukwuocha

Learn more about Nnamdi's stances below.

  • Nnamdi Chukwuocha

  • About Nnamdi

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  • Nnamdi O. Chukwuocha was the past president of the First District Neighborhood Planning Council and Wilmington City Councilman, where he was elected President Pro-tempore and chair of the Education, Youth and Families Committee; and Vice-Chair for the Finance and Economic Development Committee and a standing member for the Planning and Community Development Committee, to guide his progression towards becoming State Representative for the First District.

    Representative Chukwuocha a proud US Army (Infantry) veteran, was appointed Chair for the Veterans Affairs committee, Vice Chair for Education, Vice Chair for Corrections and membership on the Public Safety and Homeland Security and Health & Human Development committees.

    As State Representative- Nnamdi has tackled the tough issues that confront the 1st district and the state of Delaware. Sponsoring legislation that has advanced education, criminal justice reforms, juvenile justice, professional regulations, seniors, veterans, and created the Division of Civil Rights and Public Trust within the Department of Justice. Environmental issues have remained a strong focus area, improving parks and public greenspaces. Nnamdi has supported and advanced beautification projects including the historic maker for the Harpers Thiel and is leading efforts to restore the African American Medal of honor Monument in Brandywine Park, and sponsored graffiti removal, drainage, sidewalk/ curb and street work throughout the district.

    Rep. Chukwuocha has maintained strong community and legislative support by working hard to become a valued member of the General Assembly, Wilmington Delegation and Delaware Legislative Black Caucus (where he served as Vice-Chair), by fighting for the priorities and values of our district and state including business, community and housing development, education, healthcare, our veterans and seniors.

    Rep. Chukwuocha was the Chairman of the Safety & Justice Subcommittee of the African American Taskforce in partnership with Delaware State University that produced and passed legislation and community implementation plans in the areas of: Firearms, Justice, Expungement and Pardons, Mental Health and Community Planning.

    Representative Nnamdi is certainly no stranger to citizens of Wilmington and the regional and national arts arena. He and his twin brother, Al, perform as the Twin Poets (TwinPoets.org). Their compassion and commitment to their work and words are deeply rooted in their efforts to utilize art as a tool to empower our children and communities. The Twin Poets were appointed as the Delaware State 17th Poets Laureate in December 2015 and awarded the American Poets Laureate Fellowship in 2020.


    As a true Licensed Master Social Worker, Public Servant and Artist Nnamdi has continued to give selflessly of himself for the betterment of the First District and state.

  • Candidate Questions

  • Education Equity

  • No

    As school and community based social worker, I am curious as to what the other “ effective measures” are and where are they being implemented successfully? I support efforts to evaluate placement and effectiveness of SROs. I think these decisions should be made at the school level with the building leaders deciding what is best for their schools. School security isn’t a one size fits all issue; what works inside of Johnson or Harlan may not work inside of Warner or Bancroft.

  • Yes

    In order for students to grow and develop they need to be in school; suspension and expulsions merely create additional negative impacts. More social workers and intervention specialist need to be placed in our schools for positive interactions, redirection, academic, social emotional and behavior supports.

  • Immigrants’ Rights

  • Yes

    It’s as simple as the name itself this is about ALL CHILDREN…

  • Yes
  • Smart Justice

  • Yes

    The law enforcement accountability task force should complete the work it began Re: LEOBOR.

  • Yes

    I support civilian review boards.

  • Yes

    I support a probation and parole program that embraces reentry and creates positive engagement not threat based punitive policies that promote recidivism.

  • Yes

    My HB 447 is a step in the direction.

  • Yes

    HB447

  • Yes

    Eligibility for expungement should not be tied to a person’s ability to pay for it.

  • Reproductive Freedom

  • Yes

    These are needed medical supports.

  • Yes

    Fully support a constitutional amendment to protect reproductive rights

  • Yes

    I would support the creation of a reproductive fund to ensure that the resources are available to support this medical need.

  • Voting Rights

  • Yes

    I support all protections and efforts to expand voter engagement and participation in our electoral system.

  • Yes

    I support all protections and efforts to expand voter engagement and participation in our electoral system.

  • Yes

    This was a recommendation from the African-American tasks force safety and justice sub committee that I chaired. Have started working on a bill to address the constitutional amendment that will be needed for this change.

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