District: 8 (Newark/Hockessin)
First elected in: 1990
Current Interest Issues: Education
Current Senate Committees:
HB75 (Lead Senate Sponsor & Floor Manager) - allows same-sex couples in Delaware the same legal recognition that heterosexual couples enjoy
HB31 (Senate Prime Sponsor) - permits off-premises consumption licensees who obtain a Growler Filler permit to purchase kegs or partial kegs from wholesalers and fill and cap containers for the customer to consume off the premises where sold. HB31 will help Delaware keep up in competition with neighboring states, who allow this practice currently. It will economically benefit our small businesses.
SB27 (Sponsor) - This Act authorizes the Department of Education, pending available funds, to offer competitive two year start-up grants to public schools for the purpose of developing programs from students capable of performing accelerated academic work.
HB35 (Lead Senate Sponsor) - requires federally licensed firearm dealers to perform criminal history background checks on all potential buyers, with few exceptions for private, citizen to citizen sales.
SB47 (Sponsor) - creates a new subchapter in the Delaware Code allowing for the creation of public benefit corporations, which focus on accountability and transparency.
Birthdate: July 28
Education: B.S.P.E., University of Delaware
Current Occupation: Sr. Lab Technician, DuPont
Hobbies: spinning, mountain biking, road biking, astronomy
Family: spouse, Kathy; daughter, Megan
Legislative Contact Information
Senator Dave Sokola
820 N. French St., 11 FL
Wilmington, DE 19801
Personal Contact Information
24 Beech Hill Dr.
Newark, DE 19711
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