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Melissa Minor-Brown

House Majority Whip

District 17

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Melissa Minor-Brown

Rep. Melissa Minor- Brown is passionate for advocating and empowering her community.

Rep. Minor-Brown answered her calling to serve over a decade ago. She Graduated Cum Laude of her class in both the Practical Nursing and Registered Nursing degree program at Delaware Technical and Community College (DTCC) and launched her nursing career at the Department of Veterans Affairs VA Hospital in Elsmere Delaware.

Rep. Minor-Brown went on to achieve both her bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Nursing Science Executive Leadership at Wilmington University. After 7 years of service at the VA Hospital, Rep. Minor-Brown turned her attention to where the need was greatest, the community. Taking on responsibilities working with Assertive Community Treatment Teams, before reaching down to serve the less fortunate as a statewide nursing educator for the Department of Corrections.

Professional, devoted wife and mother of a teenager daughter and a preschooler, Rep. Minor-Brown remains committed to her community of New Castle Delaware.

Rep. Minor-Brown was recently recognized as a Delaware Top Nurse Honorable Mention in the May 2018 issue of Delaware Today Magazine.

Legislative Service:

House, 2018 - Present


Administration, Vice-Chair

Rules, Vice Chair

Ethics, Vice Chair

Health & Human Development, Chair

Veterans Affairs, Member

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Legislative Highlights

House Bill 404 with House Amendment 2

The Delaware Fair Chance Licensing Act provides that it is the policy of this State to allow entry to professions and occupations with licensing requirements for individuals with a criminal history to the maximum extent consistent with public safety. To […]

House Bill 419 with House Amendment 1

Citing the increasing number of false confessions recorded by the National Registry of Exonerations and recent science around adolescent brain development, several states across the nation have passed legislation to ban the use of deceptive interrogation techniques on juveniles. Deceptive […]

House Bill 455

Section 1 and 2. These sections defines “reproductive health services” for the Board of Medical Practice, the Board of Nursing, and Regulatory Council for Physician Assistants, and makes clear that physicians, physician assistants and nurses who perform, recommend, or provide […]


House Leadership Issues Statement on Killing of Tyre Nichols

DOVER – In response to the killing of Memphis, Tenn. resident Tyre Nichols and the subsequent charging of five former police officers who beat him to death, House Speaker Pete Schwartzkopf, House Majority Leader Rep. Valerie Longhurst, and Majority Whip […]

House Passes ‘Ban the Box Act’ for Higher Ed Institutions

DOVER – The House passed legislation Thursday that would expand higher education access for formerly justice-involved people who are now seeking a second chance at life. Sponsored by Rep. Melissa Minor-Brown and Sen. Marie Pinkney, Senate Bill 13 would prevent […]