Representative Sherry Dorsey Walker (D)
Elected in 2018
Sherry Dorsey Walker, a native of Wilmington, Delaware, is the first person of color elected to the Delaware House of Representatives from the 3rd District in 2018. As well, she is first woman and the first person of color elected to the 6th District to the Wilmington City Council in 2012. She earned a Masters in Film from Howard University and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Delaware in English/Journalism. She is a proud product of St. Elizabeth School, where she attended for 12 years.
In 2001, Sherry established SWAP Productions LLC, an independent film production company. SWAP is an acronym for Sisters With A Purpose. Sherry humbly believes that her purpose in life is to educate, entertain and enlighten through her films and her public service. For this reason, she conceptualized “Justice For All: The Documentary.” a film focusing on the perils of the juvenile justice system in America and overseas.
As a City Councilwoman, Sherry worked tirelessly to foster relationships among businesses, governmental agencies and schools. Sherry established Above The Rim Basketball League with the Browntown Civic Association Kidz Club. With the help of the community, Sherry created a crime-fighting program using solar-powered lights. The lights were strategically placed in high-crime areas and the program drastically reduced crime in the neighborhood. Also, Sherry advocates for educators, children and their families in the school and local communities. Moreover, Sherry literally walks the streets of her district, in an effort to identify constituents who desire to work and assists them with becoming gainfully employed.
Additionally, Sherry is Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for Kind to Kids, a Board Member of Camp Bliss and #TeamJalil. She is the former Commissioner for the Governor’s Women's Commission, the Biden Breast Health Initiative, Vice President of the Delaware Africa Caribbean Coalition, Delaware Center for Horticulture, St. Michael’s Day School and Public Allies of Delaware. Sherry is a Commissioner for the Delaware African Caribbean Affairs Commission in the State Department. She is also a Member and Trustee at Bethel AME Church in Wilmington, DE. Sherry is married to her College Sweetheart, Dwight.