Jason Lawhorn


A lifelong Delawarean, Jason was born and raised in the greater Wilmington area, graduated from Delcastle High school and attended the University of Delaware. He proudly served his country while enlisted in the U.S. Navy. For the past twenty years, he lived in the Newark area and currently resides in Fairfield with his wife, Colleen, our two sons, who attend Newark Charter School, and our chocolate lab, Archer. Jason serves as vice president of the Newark American Little League, an organization he has volunteered for, for the past eight years. 


Jason has worked in the manufacturing industry for almost twenty years in a variety of roles and responsibilities. He is certified in Six Sigma, was assigned three patents and co-authored two scientific publications. In 2006, shortly after the birth of his first child, he took the risk of joining a new startup company called Advanced Materials Technology, Inc. (AMT). As the company’s first employee, he helped develop a product that changed the landscape of High Performance Liquid Separation Science, an analytical technique used in many laboratories such as in the pharmaceutical industry. Over the next ten years, he managed the growth of the manufacturing department at AMT. This included the development of manufacturing systems, hiring employees, and leading multiple engineering projects to keep up with customer demand while maintaining a world class quality product. Jason also worked with the Delaware Economic Development Office and the Delaware Manufacturing Extension Partnership to secure grants to conduct training for AMT employees. These training programs included Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, and several other manufacturing methodologies. He recently moved back into the research and development group as a research manager. 


His work history afforded him many opportunities to think strategically and work tactically to get things done - qualities he believes will serve him well the councilman for District 5.