Welcome

To The Delaware Federation of Republican Women

The DRFW lives in the spirit of conservative activism. The clubs vigorously support literacy and advocacy programs, leadership development, free enterprise and outreach. Members volunteer for campaigns, recruit and train candidates, raise money, and assist with voter registration. DFRW participates in Memorial Day, Flag Day and Independence Day parades, and provides community service to women and children’s shelters.

Cathy Watts serves as President of the Delaware Federation of Republican Women and is immediate Past President of Sussex County Republican Women’s Club and DFRW Leadership Chair. She is the Past Chair of the 20th RD of the Sussex County Executive Committee and was honored to receive the Peg Hood Volunteer of the Year Award for Sussex County from the Delaware Republican Party in 2016.

Past Federation roles have included President of the Mid-Shore League of Republican Women in Easton MD, 4th Vice President of the MD Federation and Fundraising Chair of the CT Federation.

She has served on the district congressional and/or campaign staffs of former CT Congressman Gary A. Franks and former CT Congresswoman Nancy L. Johnson, as well as staff to state cabinet officers in CT and MD under Governors John Rowland and Bob Ehrlich.

In 2009 she was appointed Interim Executive Director of the MDGOP and has served in a variety of roles locally and statewide with Republican Women and the Republican Party in all three states for more than 27 years. Cathy lives in Milton and has two children and one grandchild.

Trish Rodriguez

First Vice President

Erin Wienner

Second Vice President

Peggy Reining

Third Vice President

Fran Turner

Treasurer

Cathy Murray

Secretary

Paula Manolakos

Immediate Past President

Our Partners

Striving to shape Delaware's political future by electing Republicans at all levels of government

DFRW Press and Events

Check out our events and participate in the political process at the grassroots level, develop leadership skills and network with women in your community.