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.
Wife: Megan; Daughters: Sophia and Katherine
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
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