BlackUSA.News SPECIAL EDITION, 1.14.21: State Senator Mary Washington
Member of Senate since January 9, 2019. Member, Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee, 2020- (education subcommittee, 2020-; alcohol subcommittee, 2021-). Senate Chair, Joint Committee on Children, Youth, and Families, 2019-. Senate Co-Chair, Joint Committee on Ending Homelessness, 2019-. Member, Joint Committee on the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Critical Area, 2020-; Senate Vaccine Oversight Work Group, 2021-. Member, Judicial Proceedings Committee, 2019. Co-Chair, Work Group to Study Shelter and Supportive Services for Unaccompanied Homeless Minors, 2019-20. Member, Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland, 2019-; Maryland Legislative Transit Caucus, 2019-; Women Legislators of Maryland, 2019-; Maryland Legislative Latino Caucus, 2021-.
Member, Maryland Complete Count Committee, 2019-20. Chair, Task Force to Study Crime Classification and Penalties, 2019-21. Member, Advisory Council to the Children’s Cabinet, 2019-; Criminal Justice Information Advisory Board, 2019-; Work Group on Adaptive Reuse of Vacant Commercial Spaces, 2021-; Maryland Commission on Health Equity, 2021-.
Member of House of Delegates, January 12, 2011 to January 9, 2019. Member, Appropriations Committee, 2011-15 (transportation & the environment subcommittee, 2011-12; oversight committee on personnel, 2011-15; education & economic development subcommittee, 2013-15). Deputy Majority Whip, 2015-16. Member, Ways and Means Committee, 2015-19 (education subcommittee, 2015-19; finance resources subcommittee, 2015-17; revenues subcommittee, 2015-19; election law subcommittee, 2017-19); Regional Revitalization Work Group, 2013-19; Joint Committee on Children, Youth, and Families, 2015-19; Tax Credit Evaluation Committee, 2015-19. House Co-Chair, Joint Committee on Ending Homelessness, 2015-19. Member, Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review, 2017-19. Member, Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland, 2011-19 (parliamentarian, 2012-19); Women Legislators of Maryland, 2011-19. Associate member, Maryland Legislative Latino Caucus, 2017-19.
Member, Task Force to Study Housing and Supportive Services for Unaccompanied Homeless Youth, 2013-14. Board of Directors, Maryland School for the Blind, 2016-19. Member, Reform-on-Tap Task Force, Office of Comptroller of Maryland, 2017.
Director, HousingStat Office, Housing Authority of Baltimore City, 2002-05. Member, Commission on Sustainability, Baltimore City, 2008-; Complete Count Committee, Baltimore City, 2009-10.
Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 20, 1962. Attended Philadelphia High School for Girls; Antioch University, B.A. (human services), 1989; The Johns Hopkins University, M.A., 1992, Ph.D. (sociology), 1997. Assistant Professor, Lehigh University, 1995-2000. Research Fellow, University of Pennsylvania, 2000. President, Abell Improvement Association, 2003-05. Interim Director, Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators, 2005. Adjunct faculty, Maryland Institute College of Art, 2006-08. Associate Director, Great Parks, Clean Streams and Green Communities, Parks and People Foundation, 2008- (assistant director, urban resources initiative, 2006-08). Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention, 2012, 2020. Maryland Public Policy Conflict Resolution Fellow, Center for Dispute Resolution, University of Maryland School of Law, 2013. Elder, First & Franklin Street Presbyterian Church, Baltimore, Maryland, 2002-05.
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