I have a lot of sympathy for reporters (which is surprising for someone who leans conservative). Agree or disagree with how a story is presented, they have a tough job, and I respect them. So, I held off posting on the candidacy of Ellen Barrosse so that Celia Cohen could get the first shot on her website: Delawaregrapevine. Her article can be found here.
I support Ellen. I’ve known her very well since at least 2007. One of my campaign staff went to work for her after my Lt. Gov. campaign in 2008, too. She is a great, accomplished, bright person.
As it relates to the National Committeewoman position, to me the question that Delaware’s Republicans need to answer is simple: Are the skills applied to yesterday’s problems adequate for tomorrow or are new ideas and leadership needed? Delaware’s Republican State Committee members will ultimately be responsible to answer that question… Here is what Ellen is about:
Ellen founded Synchrogenix Information Strategies Inc. in 1986 and has grown the company into a multimillion-dollar global pharmaceutical services company. Customers include AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, Bristol Myers Squibb, sanofi aventis, and Johnson and Johnson, as well as smaller pharmaceutical and biotech companies. Synchrogenix designs and writes the submissions that go to world regulatory agencies to get new drugs approved.
Synchrogenix has three international subsidiaries: Synchrogenix Europe in Manchester, UK; Synchrogenix Philippines in Manila; and SynchroSweden in Stockholm. A fourth subsidiary, SynchroWest, is in San Diego. The parent company has offices in Wilmington, Boston, Austin, and Malvern. She employs 50 people, mostly scientists and physicians.
- Former President of the Perinatal Association of Delaware
- Founding member of the Corporate Leadership Council of Catholic Relief Services
- Inaugural chair of the Wilmington-area Red Cross’s Clara Barton Society
- President and Founder, A Rose and a Prayer
- Secretary of the Board of the American Principles Project
- Member of the Council for National Policy and a featured speaker twice in the past five years at their national meetings
- Dame of Malta
- Founded A Rose and a Prayer, the largest grassroots conservative organization in Delaware
- Hosted successful fundraisers for Charlie Copeland, Colin Bonini, and John Clatworthy.
- Raised $50,000 for candidates through RosePAC
- 1998—Community Builder Award from the National Conference of Christians and Jews
- 2005—Entrepreneurial Woman of the Year by the New Castle County Business Ledger
- 2006—Benemerenti Medal from Pope Benedict XVI
- 2010—Woman Business Owner of the Year by the National Association of Women Business Owners
- 2010—Msgr. Thomas J. Reese Award from Catholic Charities
- 2011—Columbus Monument Association’s Woman of the Year Award
Ellen has been married to Paul Antle for 32 years, and they are members of the Cathedral of St. Peter. They have three daughters. Laura, 27, received her PhD in Chemistry from Oxford University and teaches at Sidwell Friends in Washington. Mary, 23, graduated from Yale and is in training in Rome to be a missionary in the Democratic Republic of Congo for the next year. Sarah, 9, was adopted from China in 2004. Sarah is in third grade at The Hockessin Montessori School.
To see Ellen’s Wall in Facebook, click here…