Office of the
Lieutenant Governor
Bethany Hall-Long

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Behavioral Health Consortium

The consortium brings together community advocates, law enforcement, healthcare professionals and state leaders to address the behavioral health crisis and help impacted Delawareans and their families.

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Prescription Opioid Settlement Distribution Commission

The POSDC, co-chaired by Lt. Gov. Hall-Long and Attorney General Kathy Jennings, awards opioid abatement and remediation grants for efforts to treat, prevent, and reduce opioid use disorder and the misuse of opioids.

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Free Infant Formula

The State of Delaware has partnered with Donate Delaware to distribute cans of Care A2+ infant formula to families with a child under the age of one. Learn more and pick up FREE formula!

About the Lieutenant Governor's Office

The Lt. Governor of Delaware is the second ranking executive office in the state after the Governor of Delaware. The Lt. Governor presides over the state Senate and chairs Delaware’s Board of Pardons. The Lt. Governor’s office also serves as a resource to help Delawareans connect with various state agencies and divisions.

Meet Delaware's
Lieutenant Governor

Lieutenant Governor Bethany Hall Long


Dr. Bethany Hall-Long has served as Delaware’s 26th Lieutenant Governor since 2017. As a member of the Democratic Party, she served in the Delaware House of Representatives from 2002-2008 and in the Delaware Senate from 2008-2017.

Bethany was born and raised in Sussex County on her family farm with her two older brothers. She graduated from Indian River High School where she met her Husband Dana, who served in the U.S. Navy for nine years. Later, she earned a BSN from Thomas Jefferson University, an MSN from the Medical University of South Carolina, and a PhD in health policy and nursing administration from George Mason University.

As a lifelong nurse and research scientist, Dr. Hall-Long has dedicated her medical career to addressing health inequities and expanding treatment options and access for mental healthcare in Delaware. She has been nationally recognized for her research and community service record with at-risk groups such as pregnant teens, diabetics, the homeless, and people facing mental health challenges and substance use disorder.

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The first constitutional duty of the Lieutenant Governor is to preside over the Delaware State Senate which consists of 21 senators. The Lieutenant Governor only casts votes in order to break a tie.

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Board of Pardons

The other constitutional duty of the Lieutenant Governor is to serve on the Board of Pardons with the Chancellor, Secretary of State, State Treasurer and Auditor of Accounts.

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