Kathy Jennings

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Kathy Jennings
46th Attorney General of Delaware
Assumed office
January 1, 2019
Governor John Carney
Preceded by Matthew Denn
Personal details
Born 1952/1953 (age 66–67)[1]
Wilmington, Delaware U.S.
Political party Democratic
Education University of Delaware (BA)
Villanova University (JD)

Kathleen Jennings is an American lawyer and politician serving as the Attorney General of Delaware. She is a member of the Democratic Party.


Jennings graduated from the Villanova University School of Law in 1978.[2] She worked for the Delaware Department of Justice for twenty years as a state prosecutor and chief deputy attorney general. Among other cases, she successfully tried serial killer Steven Brian Pennell.[3] In 1995, she and Charles Oberly opened their own law firm.[4]

Jennings served as Chief Administrative Officer for New Castle County for one year. She resigned in January 2018 to run for Attorney General of Delaware.[5][6] She won the Democratic Party nomination.[7] She defeated Republican Bernard Pepukayi in the general election,[8] and was sworn into office on January 1, 2019.[9][10]


  1. ^ Kathleen Jennings: Attorney General
  2. ^ "Biden names Jennings as State Prosecutor | News". newarkpostonline.com. November 7, 2011. Retrieved October 23, 2018.
  3. ^ "Candidate Conversations: State Attorney General candidate Kathy Jennings | Delaware First Media". Delawarepublic.org. August 24, 2018. Retrieved October 23, 2018.
  4. ^ "Former state prosecutor to run for attorney general". Delaware State News. January 9, 2018. Retrieved October 23, 2018.
  5. ^ "Jennings resigns county post, expected to run for Delaware attorney general". Delawareonline.com. January 8, 2018. Retrieved October 23, 2018.
  6. ^ "Kathy Jennings running for attorney general". Cape Gazette. February 14, 2018. Retrieved October 23, 2018.
  7. ^ "Kathy Jennings wins Democratic nod for Delaware attorney general". Delawareonline.com. September 6, 2018. Retrieved October 23, 2018.
  8. ^ (302) 324-2787 (November 6, 2018). "Delaware's next attorney general: Kathy Jennings". Delawareonline.com. Retrieved February 16, 2019.
  9. ^ Frank Gerace (January 1, 2019). "Jennings, McGuiness, Davis sworn in to new elected positions | The Latest from WDEL News". wdel.com. Retrieved February 16, 2019.
  10. ^ "3 new state officials sworn in on New Year's Day". Delaware State News. January 2, 2019. Retrieved January 2, 2019.

External links

Legal offices
Preceded by
Matthew Denn
Attorney General of Delaware

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