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Mason alumna elected Delaware’s Lieutenant Governor

November 9, 2016

Hall-Long. Photo provided.

After emerging from a crowded primary field to win the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor for Delaware, Bethany Hall-Long, PhD Nursing ’93, was elected to the second highest office in the state on Nov. 8, with 59 percent of the vote.

Hall-Long started her public service career working with Mary Wakefield in Mason’s Center for Health Policy Research and Ethics in the late 1990s. After graduation, she worked as both a U.S. Senate and Department of Health of Health and Human Services fellow, where she drew upon her nursing knowledge to advance health care nationally.

For the past 14 years, Long has distinguished herself as an effective and well-regarded educator and policymaker in Delaware. In addition to teaching at the University of Delaware, she first served as a state representative and then as a state senator. In this role, she drew upon her research and community service record with at risk groups such as pregnant teens, diabetics, homeless and the mentally ill to propose legislation to create a healthier Delaware.