|Lieutenant Governor of Delaware|
Valenzuela grew up in Cleveland, Ohio. She was a syndicated columnist, published feature writer for several daily newspapers, a daily editor for Delaware State News and a communications director for IBM before starting, with her husband, First State Manufacturing.
Valenzuela was a Republican candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Delaware. She was defeated by incumbent Matthew Denn (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012. Valenzuela ran unopposed in the Republican primary on September 11, 2012.
|Lieutenant Governor of Delaware General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Matthew Denn Incumbent||61.6%||238,959|
|Election Results via Delaware State Board of Elections.|
On her campaign website, Valenzuela outlined her "Accelerated solutions for a better Delaware." She believes over-regulation is controlling the lives of Delaware residents and advocates for reducing the reach of government.
- Better jobs: Valenzuela emphasizes the need to support Delaware's existing small, "home-grown" businesses rather than "wooing large corporations to Delaware."
- Better education: Valenzuela wants to reduce the number of administrative tasks facing teachers.
- Better quality of life: Valenzuela is concerned with the current system of crime control.
Valenzuela and her husband, Eli, co-own First State Manufacturing. She has three children: one from her first marriage and two with Eli.
- Governor of Delaware
- Lieutenant Governor of Delaware
- Delaware gubernatorial election, 2012
- Delaware lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2012
- News Works.org, "Delaware GOP announces 2012 candidates," January 17, 2012
- Sussex County Conference.com, "Speakers & Panelists: Sher Valenzuela," accessed January 17, 2012
- Sher2012.com, "My story," accessed June 29, 2012
- Delaware State Board of Elections "General Election Results 2012" Accessed November 6, 2012
- Sher2012.com, "Here's what I've been thinking," accessed June 29, 2012
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