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Who we are

About the Republican Party in Delaware

To promote the values of freedom, liberty and opportunity in the communities of Delaware.

Delaware, as the first state to ratify our Constitution, established the bed rock American principles of individual freedom, the right of free expression and that any government shall treat equally every citizen regardless of race, color of skin or religious beliefs.

The Delaware Republican Party stands united with our forefathers. Today, our party is dedicated to continuing to make Delaware the very best place: to live, to work and to raise a family. To achieve these goals our candidates are committed to less government; fiscal responsibility; protection of individual rights and freedom from unnecessary government interference.

Do you believe in these basic principles? Then, get involved and join us. Together we can make Delaware a better place not just for today but for future generations.


GOP Party Leaders

M. Jane Brady


Jane Brady is a lifelong Delawarean and Republican. She has lived and worked in all three of Delaware’s counties throughout her lifetime. Jane served as Attorney General from 1995-2005, the FIRST Female elected to that position in the State of Delaware. From 1977 until 1990, she served as Deputy Attorney General in the Delaware Department of Justice,

Deborah Hudson

Vice Chair

Deborah Hudson was elected as Vice Chairwoman at the Delaware State Convention in 2019. Ms. Hudson was a Republican member of the Delaware House of Representatives from 1995 to 2019 representing District 12. She earned her BS in human resources from the University of Delaware.

Laird Stabler III

National Committeeman

Laird Stabler III, was elected as the Republican Party of Delaware's National Committeeman to the Republican National Committee in2008.Mr. Stabler, III is an attorney and President of Laird Stabler and Associates, LLC. Laird earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennslyvannia and his J.D.from The Marshall – Wythe School of Law, College of William and Mary.

Ellen Barrosse

National Committeewoman

Ellen Barrosse serves as Republican National Committeewoman and chairs the RNC’s largest caucus—the Conservative Steering Committee. Ellen founded a global drug-development business, which she sold. She advises the leaders of conservative nonprofits through her business, Ashland Spring. She serves on multiple boards nationally, and she was awarded the Benemerenti Medal by Pope Benedict for her pro-life leadership. She is the founder of Common Ground Delaware, which educates Delawareans about the effects of single-party rule. Ellen is married to Paul Antle.

Carol Bodine


Carol Bodine started in her career in the Republican party at the Sussex office in Georgetown. Following a successful time there, then became an EDC in the 38th District. Finally Carol held the position of Secretary in Sussex County. Carol ran for State Secretary in 2013 and is now celebrating her third term in this office.

Dennis Cini


Dennis Cini is the owner of R.A.M. Associates and a resident of Wilmington, Delaware. He and his wife, Robin, have nine grandchildren. Cini was honorably discharged from the United States Air Force and is a former member of the Wilmington Police Department.

Paula Manolakos

Executive Assistant

Paula Manolakos was introduced to politics when she managed her husband’s successful primary and general campaigns for State Representative in 2006. She retired from the City of Wilmington after 30 years as Information Systems Manager where she spearheaded information system solutions for all city departments.

Kathleen Rutherford

Communications Director

Kathleen has over 20 years in sales and marketing. She has served as Admissions Director at Saint Thomas More Academy and has worked for Kaplan Inc., and Junior Achievement of Delaware. Kathleen has been active in working within the Hans Reigle, John Marino and Ken Simpler campaigns. Ms. Rutherford resides in Dover, Delaware with her family.

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