Karen Peterson  -  (D) Delaware
Personal Information - Birthdate- March 18, 1950.
Education - B.S. (Summa Cum Laude), Neumann University. Paralegal Certification, Widener University. Labor Relations Certification, University of Delaware. Cornell University School of Labor & Industrial Relations. National Employment Law Institute. Governor's Center, Duke University. University of Pennsylvania, Graduate work. Current Occupation- Retired, full-time legislator.
Past Occupations- Director, Division of Industrial Affairs, Delaware Department of Labor (retired).
Hobbies- gardening, music.
Family- married to Victoria Bandy.
Other Service, Awards, Memberships-
Delaware Department of Labor (27 years)
New Castle County Council, President (8 years)
Hall of Fame for Delaware Women, inducted in 1997
Good Government Award, Civil League for New Castle County
Woman of the Year Award, DE Federation of Business and
Professional Women's Clubs
Woman of the Year Award, Delaware Jaycee Women
Woman of the Year Award, Columbus Day Committee
Invictus Award, Women's Political Caucus of Delaware
Societal Justice Award, National Association of Forensic
Counselors
Humane Legislator Award, Humane Society of the United States
Good Government Award, Common Cause
Courageous Legislator Award, Delaware Progressive Democrats
Freedom of Information Award, League of Woman Voters & DE
Coalition for Open Government
Legislative Service Award, State Council for Persons with
Disabilities
Legislator of the Year Award, Delaware Stonewall Democrats
Featured in- A Legacy from Delaware Women, Middle Atlantic
Press, Inc. (1987)
Woman of the Year, Wilmington Jaycee Women
Gerald E. Kandler Award, ACLU of Delaware