My name is Rachel Blumenfeld and I am running to represent the people of 12th representative district.I was born and raised in the Brandywine area, and now I am proud to be raising my family in Fairfax. I am committed to improving Delaware for your family and for mine.
I have always wanted to give back to my community, so I began my career as a public interest attorney. I first served as a law clerk at the Delaware Attorney General’s Office, where I worked on cases ranging from murder to juvenile offenses, as well as civil cases against Delaware agencies. I worked as a law clerk and domestic violence victims’ advocate at the Women Against Abuse Legal Center, in addition to clerking for a family judge at the Chester County Court of Common Pleas. After graduating from Villanova Law School in 2009, I opened a private practice where I helped advise many families and small businesses.
In 2012, I began my career as an educator. I am currently a public school special education teacher at Gunning Bedford Middle School. I have taught at Delaware County Community College, The Delaware Met, Kirk Middle School, and McCullough Middle School. I served on the board of The Delaware Met to assist with administering funds during its closure, and I was chosen to write Kirk Middle School’s Focus Plus plan in 2015. These experiences have allowed me to see how government policy can impact Delaware’s students directly, and have shown me both what makes our schools succeed and what we need to strengthen so that our children have access to opportunities.