Delaware Commissioners

Richard W. Downes
Smyrna, Delaware
Term Expires: July 1, 2021

Rick Downes

Professional Experience

Agent, State Farm Insurance Company (1977-present)
Owner/Manager, Action Fire Equipment Company (1973-1977)
Senior Instructor, Delaware State Fire School (1972-1974)


Chartered Life Underwriter – American College
University of Delaware, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (1972)
Wesley College (1970)
Smyrna High School (1968)

Civic and Business Affiliations:

Life Member, Smyrna Fire Company
Smyrna-Clayton Rotary Member, 1992-present (Club President 1995-1997)
Board Member, Greater Smyrna-Clayton Boys & Girls Club (1998-present)
Board Member, Smyrna Business Development Committee
Member, Kent Association of Life Underwriters (1978-present)
Former board member, Smyrna Board of Education (1982-1987)
Former board president, Smyrna Board of Education (1984-1987)