New Castle, Delaware

term expires July 1, 2024

Michael Ratchford



  • Government Relations Associate, W.L. Gore & Associates


  • Masters of Public Administration - University of Mississippi. 
  • Bachelor of Arts – Millsaps College

Professional Experience

  • Vice President, Federal Relations for Pepco Holdings Inc.
  • Vice President, Corporate Communications and Government Relations at Conectiv,
  • Administrative Assistant, Congressman Michael N. Castle (R-DE)
  • Chief of Staff, Delaware Governor’s Office
  • Secretary of State, State of Delaware

Civic and Business Affiliations

  • Board member, Delaware State Chamber of Commerce
  • Board member, Delaware Judicial Nominating Commission
  • Board member, Delaware’s New Jobs Infrastructure Committee
  • Board member, Delaware Compensation Commission
  • Chair, Jobs for Delaware Graduates