Shané Darby


State House

Why I’m running
I grew up in the 1st Representative District, where I live with my three daughters. I serve as Wilmington’s 2nd District Council member and I’m the founder of Black Mothers in Power which focuses on health equity. I am a Community Organizer that mobilizes people to address systemic issues and social problems. I also serve as an NCO paralegal in the military.

As our Councilmember I worked to ensure the City of Wilmington was one of 10 cities selected for the National League of Cities program to improve our city’s housing stock and also the Cities and Counties for Fine and Fee Justice’s cohort program. I have also consistently pushed to recognize Black-owned small businesses as engines of local economic development and champion new and operating small businesses by making it easier to set up shop and grow on North Market Street. That is why many of our community members asked me run for the Delaware State House.

We can be “smart on crime” to bring about real criminal justice reform.

We can pass common sense gun laws, to encourage safety and responsibility without impeding liberty.

We can create a Medicaid buy-in option to ensure that every Delawarean has access to affordable healthcare.

We can transition Delaware into an environmentally friendly state and ensure environmental justice for all residents.

We can make sure every child in Delaware has a high-quality education.

We can do more.

Councilmember Shané Darby