Former Representative John A. Kowalko (D)

Representative (RD 25)
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Legislative Hall
411 Legislative Ave.
Dover, DE 19901
Leghall Phone: 302-744-4351

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House, 2006 - Present


Spouse Connie Merlet and children, Johanna, John
St. Joseph's Prep, Philadelphia
Full-time Legislator

John Kowalko represents Delaware’s 25th district in Newark and has been a Delaware resident for over 25 years. Raised in Philadelphia, he graduated from St. Joseph's Prep in 1963 and apprenticed as a machinist at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard. While at the shipyard, he held offices of Treasurer and Recording secretary of LL687 IAM. He also spent 26 years employed at the Delaware City Refinery. As a member of LL648, he held positions of Machinist steward and General Forman Machinist.

Rep. Kowalko is currently involved in many local organizations including Progressive Democrats of Delaware, Alliance for Health Care Reform, Delaware Coalition for Health Care NOW, Delaware Academy of Science, St. John's Holy Angel's Parish, Brookside Lions, International Reading Association Advisory Board, and the Windy Hills Resident's Civic Association. He is also Vice Chair of the 25th District Democratic Committee. Rep. Kowalko is the proud recipient of several community awards including the Christina District School Board Citizenship Award, the Legislator Political Courage Award from the Progressing Democrats for Delaware, the Thumbs Up Award for outstanding advocacy on environmental and energy issues, Delaware Today People of Influence, and the DSEA 2010 Friend of Education Award.

Rep. Kowalko is proud to serve the 25th district and works hard to promote government accountability, improve consumer protections, and protect Delaware's children. Additional affiliations include Brookside Lions Club membership and Delaware Alliance for Community Advancement Board member.

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