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Delaware Senate Democrats

Senator Darius Brown statement on Judicial nominees

April 9, 2021

Senator Darius Brown, chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, released the following statement regarding the judicial nominations announced by Governor John Carney today:

“The judicial nominations put forward today by Governor John Carney will bring much needed racial and gender diversity to the Delaware Judiciary.

Reneta Green-Streett is the fourth Black woman nominated to the bench by Governor Carney in less than three years. If confirmed, she would become the first Black woman to serve as a Superior Court Judge in Kent County.

Her nomination follows the confirmations of Tamika Montgomery-Reeves as the first Black person on the Delaware Supreme Court, Monica Horton as the first Black woman on the Court of Common Pleas in New Castle County and Rae Mims as the first Black judge to sit on the Delaware Court of Common Pleas below the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal.

Kathaleen McCormick’s nomination as Chancellor of the Court of Chancery also marks a historic first. If confirmed, she would become the first woman to head Delaware’s world-renowned business court.

Together, these appointments demonstrate Governor Carney’s commitment to ensuring Delaware’s Judiciary is reflective of its people and their values. He deserves tremendous credit for this historic progress, and I look forward to confirming these eight highly-qualified and well-vetted nominees later this month.”