State Senator Brian Pettyjohn of Georgetown proudly represents Delaware’s 19th Senatorial District. First elected to the senate in 2012, Senator Pettyohn won his first term in the Delaware General Assembly by receiving nearly 60 percent of the vote while campaigning for less than 37 days due a hotly contested court battle regarding ballot name placement that ended up being decided in the favor of Senator Pettyjohn.
Believing in the ideals of open and transparent government, Senator Pettyjohn continues to make it a priority to communicate with his constituents on a regular basis. He appears weekly on local radio programs, sends regular newsletters and hosts monthly coffees across his Senatorial District. Voters know first hand the important legislation taking place before Delaware’s senate and how Senator Pettyjohn will be voting because of his commitment to open and honest communication.
In the 2017-2018 Senate Term, Senator Brian Pettyjohn’s committee assignments include the Banking, Business & Insurance, Education, and Sunset, committees. He has also been named to several other legislatively-created committees including the Lottery & Gaming Study Commission, the Undocumented Driver Task Force, the Committee to Advance Educator Careers and Compensation, and the Financial Literacy Task Force. Senator Pettyjohn has also been named to the Southern Region Education Board Legislative Advisory Council, National Conference of State Legislatures Policy Board, and numerous other boards and committees.
Prior to his current seat in the Delaware State Senate, Senator Pettyjohn served as councilman of Georgetown from 2008-2010 and and Mayor from 2010-2012.
Continuing in his commitment to his community, Senator Brian Pettyjohn serves on several organizations including the Sussex County STEM Alliance, Sussex Sports Center Foundation, the Greater Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and The Chad Spicer Foundation.