Delmas is a retired educator and civic leader in North Carolina.
As of July 2007 he has served as Second Vice Chair of the North Carolina Democratic Party. He has served at every level of politics in the Party, from the precinct level to the leadership of the State Party. Delmas has served as Ashe County Chair, as Vice Chair of the 5th and 10th Congressional Districts, as Chair of the 5th Congressional District, as a candidate for Congress in the 5th Congressional District, as a member of the State Executive Committee. Delmas lives in Clemmons and is married to Sue Lewis Parker. He has one son and three grandchildren.