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Spiros Mantzavinos


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Spiros Mantzavinos

Sen. Spiros Mantzavinos represents the Seventh Senate District, which encompasses Elsmere, Greenbank, Marshallton, the Lancaster Pike/Newport Gap Pike areas and portions of Newport.

Raised in Caldwell, New Jersey, Sen. Mantzavinos graduated from James Caldwell High School. He later earned a bachelors’ degrees in economics and political science from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and a master’s degree in political science from the University of Delaware.

Sen. Mantzavinos got his first taste of government service as a legislative assistant and research analyst with the Delaware Senate in the 1990s. He later gained first-hand experience with economic development issues as a vice president of the New Castle County Chamber of Commerce. Subsequently, he worked as a media relations professional for some of Delaware’s largest employers before launching his own communications consulting firm The Mantzavinos Group.

In addition to running his own small business, Sen. Mantzavinos has taught courses as an adjunct instructor at Wilmington University. He previously served as a member of the Parish Council at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Wilmington, an organizer of the annual Holy Trinity Greek Festival and volunteered as a church youth group advisor. He also previously served on the board of the Claymont Community Center, as treasurer of the Delaware Press Association, as president of the Delaware Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America and as Sunday school teacher.

He currently serves as chair of the Senate Banking, Business, Insurance & Technology Committee, vice chair of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, and a member of the Senate Elections & Government Affairs, Environment, Energy & Transportation and Labor committees. He also holds a seat on the Joint Capital Improvement Committee.

Sen. Mantzavinos lives in the Westgate Farms neighborhood with his wife Megan and their daughters Sophia and Katherine.

Family

Wife: Megan; Daughters: Sophia and Katherine

Education

James Caldwell High School, Class of 1986; Bachelor’s degree, Economics and Political Science, Muhlenberg College, 1990; Master’s degree, Political Science, University of Delaware, 1994

Occupation

Full-time legislator

Legislative Service:

Senate, 2020 to present

Committees:

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Legislative Highlights


Senate Bill 284 with House Amendment 1


This Act continues the practice of amending periodically the Delaware Statutory Trust Act (the “Act”) to keep it current and to maintain its national preeminence. The following is a section-by-section review of proposed amendments of the Act. Sections 1, 3, […]

Senate Bill 308 with Senate Amendment 1 + House Amendment 2


This bill brings Delaware into conformity with national standards on fire safety dampers and smoke dampers. It requires all buildings of public accommodation and shared residential buildings to conform to standards that will ensure life-saving alarms and fire dampening efforts […]

Senate Bill 332


Because 9-1-1 dispatchers work mostly 12-hour shifts, they face scheduling difficulties for filling out their 40-hour-work week and covering shifts for sick workers. This Act allows their overtime to be calculated based on a 14-day pay period to give them […]

Senate Bill 344


This Act protects patients from unfair debt collection practices for medical debt, including prohibiting large health care facilities from charging interest and late fees, requiring facilities to offer reasonable payment plans, limiting the sale of debt to debt collectors unless […]

Mentions


Delaware needs to do more for its seniors

By Sen. Sprios Mantzavinos | Over the last year, I have had the opportunity to talk with older residents from across the state. Some are lifelong Delawareans, while others moved here later in life. They have diverse backgrounds and stories, […]

Aging-in-Place Working Group Releases Recommendations

DOVER – A legislative working group tasked with developing policy recommendations that will improve home- and community-based services for older Delawareans recently released nearly a dozen recommendations to help the First State’s growing senior population remain in their homes comfortably, […]