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Liane Sorenson

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Liane Sorenson
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Delaware State Senate District 6
Former Member
In office
1995 - 2013
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2008
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Delaware
Master'sUniversity of Delaware
Place of birthChicago, IL
Office website
Liane Sorenson is a former Republican member of the Delaware State Senate, representing District 6 from 1994 to 2013 and serving as the Senate Minority Whip.

Sorenson obtained her Bachelor of Science and M.C. degrees from the University of Delaware.

Before serving as a senator, Sorenson was a representative in the Delaware House of Representatives from 1992 to 1994.

In April 2012, Sorenson announced she would not run for re-election in 2012.[1]

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Sorenson served on these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Sorenson served on these committees:



See also: Delaware State Senate elections, 2012

Sorenson did not run for re-election in 2012.[1][3][4]


On November 4, 2008, Sorenson won re-election to the Delaware State Senate from Delaware's 6th Senate District. Sorenson defeated John Mackenzie (D). Sorenson received 7,195 votes in the election, whereas Mackenzie only received 6,831 votes.[5] Sorenson raised $69,239 for her campaign in 2008; Mackenzie raised $16,656.[6]

Delaware State Senate, District 6 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent

Green check mark transparent.png Liane Sorenson (R) 7,195 51.3%
John Mackenzie (D) 6,831 48.7%

Campaign donors

2010 (Off-cycle)


In 2008, Sorenson collected $69,239 in campaign contributions.[7] The ten largest contributors to her campaign were as follows:

Donor Amount
Alan Levin $600
Associated Builders and Contractors $600
Sheila Ross $600
Marilyn Hayward $600
Barbara B. Dupont $600
Wilmington Trust Corporation $600
Patrick Allen Ned Davis $600
Nancy Lickle $600
Lammot Copeland, Jr. $600
Gerret Van S. Copeland $600

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District 6

Sorenson represents Delaware Senate District 6.


Liane is married to Boyd Sorenson.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Delaware Senate District 6
Succeeded by
Ernesto B. Lopez (R)