Kathy Jennings

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Kathy Jennings
46th Attorney General of Delaware
Assumed office
January 1, 2019
GovernorJohn Carney
Preceded byMatthew Denn
Personal details
Born1952/1953 (age 65–66)[1]
Wilmington, Delaware U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
EducationUniversity of Delaware (BA)
Villanova University (JD)

Kathleen Jennings is an American attorney and politician. She is the Attorney General of Delaware.

Biography[edit]

Jennings graduated from the Villanova University School of Law in 1978.[2] She worked for the Delaware Department of Justice for twenty years as a state prosecutor and chief deputy attorney general. Among other cases, she successfully tried serial killer Steven Brian Pennell.[3] In 1995, she and Charles Oberly opened their own law firm.[4]

Jennings served as Chief Administrative Officer for New Castle County for one year. She resigned in January 2018 to run for Attorney General of Delaware.[5][6] She won the Democratic Party nomination.[7] She defeated Republican Bernard Pepukayi in the general election,[8] and was sworn into office on January 1, 2019.[9][10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kathleen Jennings: Attorney General
  2. ^ "Biden names Jennings as State Prosecutor | News". newarkpostonline.com. November 7, 2011. Retrieved October 23, 2018.
  3. ^ "Candidate Conversations: State Attorney General candidate Kathy Jennings | Delaware First Media". Delawarepublic.org. August 24, 2018. Retrieved October 23, 2018.
  4. ^ "Former state prosecutor to run for attorney general". Delaware State News. January 9, 2018. Retrieved October 23, 2018.
  5. ^ "Jennings resigns county post, expected to run for Delaware attorney general". Delawareonline.com. January 8, 2018. Retrieved October 23, 2018.
  6. ^ "Kathy Jennings running for attorney general". Cape Gazette. February 14, 2018. Retrieved October 23, 2018.
  7. ^ "Kathy Jennings wins Democratic nod for Delaware attorney general". Delawareonline.com. September 6, 2018. Retrieved October 23, 2018.
  8. ^ (302) 324-2787 (November 6, 2018). "Delaware's next attorney general: Kathy Jennings". Delawareonline.com. Retrieved February 16, 2019.
  9. ^ Frank Gerace (January 1, 2019). "Jennings, McGuiness, Davis sworn in to new elected positions | The Latest from WDEL News". wdel.com. Retrieved February 16, 2019.
  10. ^ "3 new state officials sworn in on New Year's Day". Delaware State News. January 2, 2019. Retrieved January 2, 2019.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Matthew Denn
Attorney General of Delaware
2019–present
Incumbent