About

Who Is Larry?


Larry Lambert is a community leader and a proud lifelong resident of 7th District (Claymont). His decades of service have been recognized by Senator Joe Biden in front of the US Congress, on the Oprah Winfrey show, in a proclamation by State Treasurer Colleen Davis, and in numerous News Journal features detailing his volunteer work in our 7th District.

In a nine-year span of his youth, Larry lost his big brother and both of his parents. At 20, he took on the responsibility of raising his little sister who was a sophomore at Brandywine High School. It was difficult paying all of the bills, raising a teenager, and being the first Lambert to graduate from college (Temple University), but Larry persevered, to prove to his sister that “no matter what we go through, we never give up!”

Larry attended Forward Elementary (in North Graylyn Crest), went to Brandywine High School, and taught Sunday School at Concord Baptist Church (on the border of Lancashire). After earning his degree from Temple, he served as an art teacher in our district for 8 years, at our Claymont Boys & Girls Club and substituting at Brandywine High School. He then worked in corporate banking for the last 9 years. Larry has actively worked to build bridges between Delaware’s corporate and nonprofit sectors to bring resources into our 7th District such as road repairs, jobs, workforce development programs, mentors, homeownership seminars, air quality monitors, murals, air conditioners, free COVID-19 testing sites and boxes of fresh food for hundreds of our families impacted by the economic shutdown.


 

Why I'm Running


I am running for State Representative because I am passionate about helping my neighbors and our hometown thrive. My leadership in our community, and the relationships I have developed with local political, economic, and educational leaders, will help our neighborhoods and families prosper.

My dad was a proud union member who worked at Delmarva Power for 27 years. He instilled in me blue-collar values of loyalty, justice, and looking out for your fellow man. As your State Representative, I will continue to fight for all workers by supporting a “Hire Delaware First” policy for publicly funded ventures like large north Claymont construction projects.

I am not running for office, I’m running for you! Every year, our workloads and hours increase, but our wages do not. Now is the time to vote for your neighbor who is dedicated to improving your quality of life. You need leadership you know, leadership you can trust, and leadership that listens. A vote for me represents a vote for all of us!

Larry serves:

  • Banking Desert Initiative – Co-chair
  • Claymont Renaissance Development Corporation (CRDC) – Secretary
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware – Unit Board Member
  • 7th District Democratic Committee – Treasurer
  • Delaware’s Living Wage Coalition – former Co-chair
  • Delaware Division of the Arts – former Liaison
  • Claymont Lions Club – member
  • Arden Club - member
  • Network Delaware - member
  • Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League - member
  • Endorsed by the Progressive Democrats of Delaware
  • Endorsed by Delaware United
  • Endorsed by Democracy for America
  • Endorsed by the Delaware Sierra Club
  • Endorsed by Working Families Party

 


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