Dr. Brenda J. Thiam, PhD. Joins the Maryland House of Delegates

Dr. Thiam is the first black Republican woman to become a member of the Maryland General Assembly

(ANNAPOLIS, MD – October 6, 2020) – In a historic swearing-in ceremony Dr. Brenda J. Thiam was today sworn in as a member of the Maryland House of Delegates, representing Hagerstown in District 2B. Upon her swearing in Delegate Thiam becomes the first black Republican woman to join the Maryland General Assembly in its 386-year history. 

“Delegate Thiam is going to be an excellent legislator and we are so excited to have her as a colleague in the House and as a member of our Caucus,” said House Minority Leader Nic Kipke. “She is strongly committed to the citizens she represents and will do a fabulous job for the citizens of Hagerstown.

Delegate Thiam has been a special educator for more than 20 years, working with children with autism in both private and public school systems. She successfully wrote a grant securing $100,000 for Washington County Public Schools to support professional development for educators of students with autism, intellectual disabilities, and significant learning challenges. Earlier this year, Delegate Thiam established Oasis Community Support Services, Inc., a nonprofit organization to support the residential and supported employment needs of adults with autism.

“I’m looking forward to working in Annapolis on behalf of District 2B in Hagerstown and for the citizens of Maryland,” said Delegate Thiam.  “I optimistically embrace the great work we’ll get done in the General Assembly as we work together collaboratively. I will always be guided by the fact that I’m a public servant who represents the constituents”.