Vincent Lofink

General Information


Chairman - Pari-Mutuels Committee

Chairman - House Gaming

School To Work Coordinator - Howard High School

Career Counselor - Howard High School

Industrial Engineer At the Automotive Plant - Chrysler LLC

Chair, Education Comm. - Labor Committee

Vice Chair - Labor Committee

Financial Systems Analyst - International Playtex


Salesianum High School

bachelor's degree - business administration , LaSalle College

master - business administration , Lerner School of Business

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Vincent Lofink, R-Bear, said he was not informed of the situation.Lofink is chairman of the House Gaming and Pari-Mutuels Committee and serves on the state's Gaming Commission."It's certainly alarming, although I'm glad the state's money isn't hurt by this," he said.

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Vince Lofink presented a House of Representatives' Tribute to Kevin Welch in recognition of his winning first place in "keyboarding production" at the Business Professionals of America (BPA) 2008 National Leadership Conference.Representative Lofink, at far right, was on hand to welcome the opening of the new facility. On May 16, 2008, Representative Vince Lofink was the Keynote Speaker at the 2008 Apprentice Graduation Ceremonies and Banquet.Sixty-nine graduating apprentices from the Delaware Building Trades Unions' apprenticeship programs were wished the best for a properous and rewarding careers as journeypersons in their respective field. As a Career Counselor at Howard High School, Representative Lofink has had a compelling interest in career opportunities in the building trades.Christina Board Presents 2008 Citizenship AwardsThe Christina Board of Education honored outstanding members of the community at their annual Board Citizenship Awards on May 6.The Citizenship Awards recognize individuals in the Christina community who have made outstanding contributions to the Christina School District, and who have demonstrated their commitment to supporting the District's students and schools.Lofink was praised by his nominating Board member, James Durr, for being a true friend to the District and its students.Vince Lofink (R-Bear) during ceremonies in the State House of Representatives.Representative Lofink was honored with a Friend of Education award at the DSEA Celebration of Leadership Dinner on April 11, 2008. Former Governor Russell Peterson and Representative Vince Lofink at the dedication of the R/V Russell W. Peterson on March 29, 2008.From left; Sam Lathem, Harry Gravell and Vince Lofink at the dedication of the R/V Russell W. Peterson at the Port of Wilmington.Taking part in the ceremony are, from left, Representative Vince Lofink, Councilman Bill Powers, Dr. Lillian M Lowery, Superintendent, and Mr. James Durr, School Board President.From left, Representative Vince Lofink at the groundbreaking ceremony with Dan Cruce, Assistant to the Superintendent of the Christina School District and Board Member Shirley Saffer and School Board President James Durr in the background.Representative Vince Lofink, guest speaker at the ground breaking ceremony for the Porter Road Elementary School, gives his remarks to the assembled crowd.The new school will draw many students from the 27th Representative District and surrounding areas. Representative Lofink discusses building plans with a construction manager from Whiting-Turner, the company that is overseeing construction on the Porter Road facility. State Representative Vince Lofink (far right) speaks with Helen and Duke Tyler at the 2008 Senior Expo he recently co-sponsored with State Senator Steve Amick at the Bear-Glasgow Family YMCA.The Senior Expo was a one-stop informational resource, providing New Castle County seniors, age 55 and over, with contacts and details about programs benefiting them.Various organizations were on hand to share information and answer questions related to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, volunteer opportunities, emergency medical services, caregiver resources, Diabetes, heart health and stroke, Alzheimer's disease and more.Free cardiac screening, blood pressure screening and memory screening were also offered, allowing attendees to better gauge their health and prepare for the future.Representative Vince Lofink and Trash Can Dan at Delaware's first "Green" Expo held on March 29, 2008 at the Chase Center on Wilmington's Riverfront.Vince Lofink (R-Caravel Farms) during a presentation in the State House of Representatives.Representative Vince Lofink worked with 27th District constituent Deborah Flick to have $60,000 transferred from the State to help build the handicap accessible recreation area completed in Phase 1.In photo above - Representative Vince Lofink talks with Councilman Tackett and Leonard Silon, Vice-President of the "Friends of Glasgow Park" and resident of the 27th Rep.Representative Vince Lofink attended a donor's reception held on Wednesday .February 13, 2008 at the new Bear-Glasgow YMCA.Representative Lofink talking with Gerald Allen at the reception.Vince Lofink, right, with Dr. Jeffrey West and his fiance Maryla.Representative Vince Lofink, far right, presents a House Tribute to commemorate the Chinese New Year at the Chinese American Center on February 2, 2008.Chinese Americans are celebrating the start of the year of the rat.Also pictured (from left): State Representative Nick Manolakos, Deputy Attorney General Rhonda Denny, DSEA President Barbara Grogg, Robin Case of the Department of Education, former State Representative Stephanie Ulbrich and State Representative Vince Lofink.Vince Lofink, far left, joins area lawmakers celebrating the opening festivities. Representative Lofink is seeking state funding to pilot the program in New Castle County next year to help at-risk youths. On June 10th Aetna broke ground on a new fire station at 2505 Old County Road in Glasgow.Representative Lofink, left, joins Senator Steve Amick and officials from the fire company for the ceremony.Representative Vince Lofink addresses attendees to the June 3rd groundbreaking for the new Bear-Glasgow Branch of the YMCA of Delaware.With the continued growth of the community, the YMCA is building a new 63,500 square foot facility that will include a lobby, administrative area, adult fitness center, gymnasium, Kid Zone, 8-lane indoor pool and 2 outdoor pools. Lawmakers attending the June 3rd groundbreaking ceremony for the Bear-Glasgow Branch YMCA include (from left); Senator Steve Amick, Representative Melanie Marshall, Representative Valerie Longhurst, Councilman David Tackett and Representative Vince Lofink. From left; State Representative Vince Lofink, State Senator Dori Connor and Kathy Wroten next to the new entrance sign to Porter Square development.Mr. Lofink and Ms. Connor funded the refurbishment of the sign from their street repair funds. Representative Vince Lofink discusses plans for Delaware's first state Veterans Home with US Secretary for Veterans Affairs James Nicholson when he visited Delaware in April. 2003 Legislative Essay Contest First Place winner Heather Belles, a senior at Caravel Academy, is congratulated by Representative Vince Lofink at Legislative Hall following the award ceremony.Representative Vince Lofink, right, and New Castle County President Chris Coons at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Rt 40 regional park in Glasgow. State Representative Vince Lofink (left) with Bear resident Tom Phillips (right) of Hickory Woods.

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Vince LofinkShort BiographyLast Updated: May, 2008A native Delawarean, Vince Lofink was born in Wilmington on April 9, 1949 and was raised in the city.Vince Lofink attended Salesianum High School, from which he graduated in 1967.He went on to LaSalle College in Philadelphia (now LaSalle University) earning a bachelor's degree in business administration in 1971.Returning to Delaware, Vince continued his academic work at the University of Delaware (in what is now known as the Lerner School of Business) where he received his master's in business administration in 1975.In 2003, he was named to the Lerner School Fabulous 50 MBA Graduates.While a college student, Vince Lofink developed an interest in the political process and worked on the presidential campaign of Bobby Kennedy and Arlen Spector's race for Philadelphia district attorney.Vince Lofink first ran for elected office in 1988 in an unsuccessful effort to win the State House seat of long-time incumbent Katherine Jester.In a rematch in 1990, Vince won the seat by a narrow margin.In all, the people of the 27th Representative District (Bear/Glasgow area) have elected Vince Lofink to nine consecutive terms in office.Rep. Lofink brings an eclectic employment history to his work as a state legislator.He worked for more than 20 years as an industrial engineer at the Chrysler automotive plant in Newark and later as a financial systems analyst at International Playtex in Dover. Rep. Lofink also has experience in the field of education, having taught marketing as an adjunct professor at both Goldey Beacom College and Wilmington College.He is currently a certified K-12 counselor serving as the School to Work Coordinator at Howard High School, which involves linking 10th and 11th grade students with opportunities to get employment experience at local businesses.Lofink also leads the House Gaming & Pari-mutuels and House Education committees and serves on the House Labor Committee.Among Rep.Lofink's accomplishments is the securing of state property along US Route 40 near Bear for the construction of State Police Troop II, the largest troop in Delaware.Area residents are also served by William Keene Elementary School and a new YMCA, which are located on the same property.Vince Lofink is married to Janet Kilpatrick.

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