Liane Sorenson currently serves as a member of the Delaware State Board of Education. She is a former state senate member from District 6 in the General Assembly (1994-2013). She was also a representative in the Delaware House from 1992-1994 and director of the Office of Women’s Affairs at the University of Delaware from 1988-2003. As a state senator, Liane was on a number of committees including, Education, Ethics, Health and Social Services, among others. She was a member of the following caucuses/non-legislative committees: Governor’s Commission on Families, HJR 9 Task Force on Early Education and Full Day Kindergarten, and Task Force for Permanency Planning for Children Residing in Foster Care. Liane also served as Minority Whip from 1999 to 2012. She was well respected by her district and colleagues in the General Assembly and noted for her ability to be a moderate while keeping her commitment to her party. She retired in 2012 before being appointed to the State Board of Education.