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The Secretary of State oversees an extremely diverse department with responsibilities in virtually every aspect of state government: economic development, finance, transportation, housing, education, culture and quality-of-life issues. In addition to providing direction such as budgetary and policy guidance to the various operating divisions of the Department, he also serves on the Board of Pardons as Secretary and is a member of the Delaware Economic and Financial Advisory Council (DEFAC) and the Cash Management Policy Board. The Secretary of State is traditionally one of the Governor’s primary advisors.

The staff in the Office of the Secretary provides financial, personnel, training and legislative services to the Department’s divisions. In addition, the office is responsible for approving notary public applications and for providing the administrative functions of the Board of Pardons.

The Department of State’s Mission is to:


  • Promote Delaware’s economy and generate state revenue;
  • Manage and facilitate citizen access to governmental, educational and recreational information;
  • Preserve and promote Delaware history, art and culture;
  • Assist and provide direct services to Delaware veterans and their families;
  • Promote equal opportunity and protection for all persons;
  • Provide regulatory, licensing, investigative and consumer services to protect the public’s health, safety and economic welfare; and
  • Administer the State’s public and merit employment relations laws and government ethics laws.

Department Administration


Office of the Secretary of State
Jeffrey W. BullockSecretary of State
Kristopher KnightChief Deputy Secretary of State
Michelle StraussDirector of Operations
Rony Baltazar-LopezDirector of Policy & Communications
Alexis WebbCommunications Assistant
Ronda RamsburgExecutive Assistant to the Secretary of State
Taralauryn PorterExecutive Specialist
Division Leadership
Diane CrockettBoard of Pardons
Jessica BallDivision of the Arts
Kristopher Knight Division of Corporations
Suzanne SaveryDivision of Historical & Cultural Affairs
Romona FullmanDivision of Human Relations
Annie NormanDivision of Libraries
Geoffrey ChristDivision of Professional Regulation
Drew SlaterDivision of the Public Advocate
Regina MitchellDivision of Small Business
Beth PomperExport Delaware
Dana RohrboughGovernment Information Center
Deborah Murray-SheppardMerit Employment Relations Board
Public Employment Relations Board
Stephen MarzPublic Archives
Deborah MoreauPublic Integrity Commission
Matt HartiganPublic Service Commission
Robert GlenOffice of the State Bank Commissioner
Joshua MatticksOffice of Veterans Services
Carol ErhartVeterans Home
Kim MichaVoluntary Disclosure Agreement

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