A benefiting honor goes out to a Laurel young lady who was named by the News Journal as one politician who makes waves in Delaware politics.
Sara Wootten who describes herself as “the wonky nerd” in Legislative Hall who is anything but except a dynamitic no nonsense young lady where the sky is the limit for her political career.
Wootten, has been the House Democrat’s deputy chief of staff for policy since 2014. She was instrumental in many of the last-minute bills that lawmakers passed over the summer, including legislation to allow voting by mail in the 2020 elections.
She began her career upon completing college 19 years ago working for Governor Ruth Ann Minner in 2002 vetting political nominees, one of the lowest level positions as the assistant to the director of boards and commissions, a job leading to tedious work that taught her the necessary minutiae of state government.
By 2009, she had moved over to the state House and, after that, the Division of Research before returning to the House.
She is also credited being one of the main organizers of the police accountability task force, which the Black Caucus created in June as part of a eight-item list of efforts to address systemic racism. While she doesn’t take credit for those agenda items, she’s passionate about criminal justice reform.
She expects to dedicate the rest of her career in state government to include responding to the coronavirus pandemic because she believes sit will take a decade or longer to flesh out all policy solutions needed.
She is the daughter of Edsel and Kathy Wootten.