New Castle County Exec.-elect Meyer picks Delaware prosecutor for top spot

(left: Mark Eichmann/WHYY; right: photo courtesy

(left: Mark Eichmann/WHYY; right: photo courtesy

State prosecutor Kathy Jennings will leave her post in the state Dept. of Justice to serve as Matt Meyer’s Chief Administrative Officer in January.


Jennings, who considered running for Delaware Attorney General in 2014, will join Meyer’s administration in New Castle County when he takes office Jan. 3. “Kathy’s leadership will serve our county residents well as we seek to make local government more honest, efficient and transparent,” Meyer said.

Jennings worked in private practice for 16 years and has worked for 22 years in the Delaware Dept. of Justice. For two of those years at DOJ she worked as Chief Deputy Attorney General, managing a $20-million budget and creating the consumer protection division. “I’m excited to get to work,” Jennings said. “Matt is a change agent and I look forward to creating positive change for our county.”

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As state prosecutor, Jennings oversaw all criminal prosecutions in the state. She also worked with the Police Chiefs Council to create the statewide policy for police body cameras.

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