MEET REPRESENTATIVE SHERRY DORSEY WALKER
Representative 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 in the 6th District to the Wilmington City Council in 2012. She earned a Masters Degree in Film from Howard University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree 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. It was this project that helped change the laws at the federal level regarding juvenile justice after it was screened before the Congressional Black Caucus.
Sherry serves on the following committees in the House: Chair of the Sunset Committee (Policy Analysis and Government Accountability), Co-chair of the Joint Sunset Oversight Legislative Sunset Committee, Agriculture, Economic Development/Banking/Insurance and Commerce, Revenue and Finance, Judiciary, Transportation/Land Use and Infrastructure and Veterans.
She is the former Vice Chair of the Delaware Legislative Black Caucus, which she helped found in 2019. She sponsored SB 191 in the House in the 150th General Assembly to add people of color, as a protected class to the Delaware State Constitution. In the 151st General Assembly, she sponsored SB 31 the second leg of the amendment adding people of color as a protected class in Delaware.
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. She continues these same efforts as a state representative. She recently received the Trailblazer Award from the Sigma Zeta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She also received the FBI Citizens Award for her work in the community. In 2022, she was inducted into the Hall of Fame at St. Elizabeth School.
Additionally, Sherry is Co-Chairwoman of the Teen Warehouse Board, Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for Kind to Kids, a board member of Camp Bliss and #TeamJalil. She is the former member of the Board of Parole, Commissioner for the Governor’s Women’s Commission, the Biden Breast Health Initiative, former Vice President of the Delaware Africa Caribbean Coalition, St. Michael’s Day School board member and Public Allies of Delaware Board. 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. She is also a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.