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A Healthier Delaware

Tobacco use remains the leading cause of preventable death and disability in Delaware and the United States. Governor Carney supports raising the legal age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21.

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Opportunity Funding

Opportunity Funding

Governor Carney has a three-year, $60 million Opportunity Funding initiative to target resources toward Delaware’s most disadvantaged students.


Compassionate Champion Award

Compassionate Champion Award

The Compassionate Champion Award recognizes outstanding achievement by both individuals and organizations providing trauma-informed services. Nominations are due April 1st.


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About the Governor


Picture of John Carney, Delaware's Governor

Governor John Carney has been working to make Delaware a better place for more than 30 years.

Born in Wilmington and raised in Claymont, Governor John Carney has been working for the Delaware people for more than 30 years. John took office as Delaware’s 74th Governor in January 2017, focused on making Delaware’s economy more competitive, preparing Delaware’s children to succeed, and building a long-term sustainable financial plan for the State of Delaware. Working with Delawareans across the state, and with members of the General Assembly, he has made progress on each of those priorities. John has directed new resources to high-needs schools, partnered with the private sector to drive new job creation, and taken steps to lower healthcare costs for Delaware families, businesses, and taxpayers.

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