Another Nigerian-American, Nnamdi Chukwuocha, has emerged as the winner of a seat in the Delaware State House of Representatives, under the Democratic Party in the 2020 United States general elections.
He joined two other Nigerian-Americans that have so far recorded success in the elections.
Chukwuocha is not a first timer, as he had been a member of the Delaware House of Representatives, representing District 1 under the Democratic party since January 8, 2019. His current term ends on November 8, 2022.
He won his re-election to the Delaware House of Representatives to represent District 1 outright in the general election on November 3, 2020, after the Democratic primary for the office, scheduled for September 15, 2020, was canceled.
Speaking on Chukwuocha’s election via her Twitter handle, the Chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, said: “Another Nigerian-American Winner. Delaware State Assembly. Hearty congrats to Nnamdi Chukwuocha.”
Chukwuocha holds a Bachelor’s degree in History and a Master’s degree in Social Work from Delaware State University.
He is also a United States Army veteran, and has over 30 years experience as a social worker.
Chukwuocha was elected to represent District 1 in the Delaware House of Representatives in 2018, but assumed office in 2019.
In the 2019 session, he was a member of the Corrections Committee; Education Committee; Health & Human Development Committee; Veterans Affairs Committee, and Vice-Chairman of the Transportation/Land Use and Infrastructure Committee.