Catherine Damavandi officially declared her candidacy on Wednesday, September 10 (the day after the Primary Election), at 3 pm at the Stoney Davis Park in the Southbridge section of Wilmington. Her campaign theme is Equal Justice for All.
Catherine was a career Deputy Attorney General at the Attorney General’s Office (Department of Justice) from January 2000 to September 5, 2014. By law, she was required to resign to run for Attorney General.
During her tenure at the Attorney General’s Office, Catherine prosecuted white-collar crime in Superior Court and misdemeanor crimes in the Court of Common Pleas. She later represented the Delaware Human Relations Commission, the Unemployment Insurance Appeal Board, and the Department of Correction.
Catherine previously served as Chair and Counsel Member of the Delaware State Bar Association’s (DSBA) Litigation Section, and Assistant to the DSBA President. She has also received numerous service awards.
As Attorney General, Catherine Damavandi intends to pursue the following key issues: crimes against children, elder abuse, neighborhood safety, and financial predators.
Crimes Against Children
I am committed to protecting our children from harm. Whether it’s child abuse, neglect, exploitation or bullying, I will vigorously safeguard our vulnerable population.
Protecting older Delawareans from exploitation and abuse is a critical responsibility of the Attorney General. Our seniors should never fall victim to scams, fraud or physical abuse. Defending our loved ones in their golden years is a top priority.
Violent crime in Delaware has become an epidemic. Every Delawarean deserves to live in a safe community. I will offer direct solutions to take violent criminals off the street.
Financial crimes affect all of us. With the rise of technology, anyone can be a target. Under my leadership, the Attorney General’s Office will proactively investigate and prosecute lawbreakers who commit financial crime.
Catherine enjoys spending her free time with her family, and volunteering for local charities and high schools in the community.
Catherine’s website is www.Catherine4ag.com.