Jeffrey W. Bullock
|Jeffrey W. Bullock|
|Delaware Secretary of State|
|January 21, 2009 - Present|
|Years in position||6|
|Predecessor||Harriet Smith Windsor (D)|
|Elections and appointments|
|Appointed||January 21, 2009|
|Appointed by||Gov. Jack Markell|
|Bachelor's||University of Delaware|
|Place of birth||Claymont, Delaware|
In his capacity as secretary of state, Bullock is responsible for the registry of businesses and corporations, in addition to monitoring banks and other commercial activities. Already atypical for being one of only nine states where the secretary of state is appointed by the governor, Delaware is even more unique insofar as its secretary of state is not in charge of administering elections. Instead, Delaware assigns that duty to the Department of Elections, which is a separate agency from the Department of State. The office stands out more unusual is one of nine states where the secretary of state is appointed by the governor.
Before becoming secretary, Bullock was chief administrative officer of New Castle County, DE, from 2001-2009. From 1994-2001, he was the appointed chief of staff to former Governor Thomas R. Carper, managing the day-to-day operation of state government and coordinating the policy agenda for the administration. Carper retained Bullock as his chief of staff after he was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2000.Cite error: Closing
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In 2000, Bullock received the Order of the First State Award.
Bullock holds a bachelor's degree in Economics and Political Science from the University of Delaware.
- Bachelor's degree, University of Delaware in economics and political science
Secretary of State (2009-Present)
Chief of Staff (1986-2001)
In the 1980s, Bullock was appointed by then-Congressman Thomas R. Carper to operate as both his Chief of Staff and Legislative Director. When Carper was successful in his campaign to become Delaware's governor in 1994, Bullock was brought along to serve as his chief of staff, managing the day-to-day operation of state government and coordinating the policy agenda for the administration. He maintained this position until 2001 when Carper was elected to the United States Senate and was assigned as his chief of staff. From July 2006 until January 2009, he served as New Castle County's Chief Administrative Officer.
Bullock was appointed as Delaware Secretary of State by Gov. Jack Markell (D) in 2009. Delaware is one of nine states where the secretary of state is appointed by the governor. In Delaware, appointments to the office must be confirmed by a majority vote of the state Senate, and appointees serve at the pleasure of the governor.
Bullock currently resides in Wilmington, Delaware with his wife, Susan Frank, and their two daughters, Kate and Caroline.
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- Delaware Secretary of State, "Jeffrey W. Bullock Biography," accessed May 30, 2012
- Delaware Department of State, "Home," accessed June 10, 2013
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- Port of Wilmington, "Jeffrey W. Bullock," accessed January 16, 2013
Harriet Smith Windsor (D)
|Delaware Secretary of State
| Succeeded by|