Delana's helped turn some of the toughest districts in the country from red to blue. Her record of winning competitive, multi-candidate primaries is unmatched. In 2018 she won six competitive primaries and helped to elect eight new members to Congress, including the first Native American woman, Deb Haaland. In 2020, she built on that success by helping Marilyn Strickland place first in a 19-way jungle primary to become the first Korean American woman ever elected to Congress.
Delana has been recognized for her tenacity and talents and named a "40 Under 40" by her colleagues at the Association of Political Consultants. She has served as a trusted advisor for organizations including EMILY's List, League of Conservation Voters, Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Service Employees International Union.
Delana grew up on a cattle ranch in The Ozarks and began her political career knocking on doors for President Clinton in 1992. She started organizing in Missouri in 2000 and has never stopped. Delana worked for Governor Dean in the presidential primary in New Hampshire and has helped elect candidates up and down the ballot there, including Senator Shaheen and Governor Lynch. While helping to re-elect Senator Murray in 2010, Delana fell in love with the PNW and eventually found her way to the other Washington where she lives in Tacoma with her wife.