Service Before Self


About Rep. Nnamdi Chukwuocha


Nnamdi O. Chukwuocha utilized his experience as a Wilmington City Councilman,

where he was elected President Pro-tempore and chair of the Education, Youth and Families Committee; and Vice-Chair for the Finance and Economic Development Committee and a standing member for the Planning and Community Development Committee, to guide his progression to becoming State Representative for the First District.

Representative Chukwuocha a proud US Army (Infantry) veteran, was appointed Vice-Chair for the Veterans Affairs committee, Vice Chair for Transportation/Land Use and Infrastructure and membership on the Corrections, Education and Health & Human Development committees.

As State Representative- Nnamdi has tackled the tough issues that confront the 1st district and the state of Delaware. Sponsoring legislation that has advanced education, criminal justice reforms, juvenile justice, professional regulations, seniors, veterans, and created the Division of Civil Rights and Public Trust within the Department of Justice. Environmental issues have remained a strong focus area, improving parks and public greenspaces. Nnamdi has supported and advanced beautification projects including the historic maker for the Harpers Thiel, sidewalk/ curb and street work throughout the district.

Rep. Chukwuocha has gained strong community and legislative support by working hard to become a valued member of the General Assembly, Wilmington Delegation and Delaware Legislative Black Caucus, by fighting for the priorities and values of our district and state including business, community and housing development, education, healthcare, our veterans and seniors.

During the COVID-19 pandemic Nnamdi has worked hands on within the First District aiding our schools, senior living facilities, local non profits and businesses. Rep. Chukwuocha helped establish feeding sites, screening/testing access, PPE giveaways and food drives. During the shutdown Nnamdi continued to support businesses throughout the district by buying gift cards and donating them to needy families, medical personnel and first responders.

Representative Nnamdi is certainly no stranger to citizens of Wilmington and the regional and national arts arena. He and his twin brother, Al, perform as the Twin Poets ( Their compassion and commitment to their work and words are deeply rooted in their efforts to utilize art as a tool to empower our children and communities.

The Twin Poets were appointed as the Delaware State 17th Poets Laureate in December 2015 and awarded the American Poets Laureate Fellowship in 2020.

As a true Social Worker, Public Servant and Artist Nnamdi has continued to give selflessly of himself for the betterment of the First District and our state.