Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Stephanie Rawlings-Blake
MSA SC 3520-14500


Born March 17, 1970. Daughter of Howard P. Rawlings. Attended Western High School, Baltimore; Oberlin College, B.A. (political science), 1992; University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 1995. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1996; Federal Bar, 1997. Married to Kent Blake; one daughter, Sophia.

Mayor of Baltimore, February 4, 2010-present. President, City Council, Baltimore, January 22, 2007-February 4, 2010. Member, City Council, Baltimore, December 1995-February 4, 2010 (representing district 5, 1995-2004; representing district 6, 2004-07; vice-president, 1999-2007). Member, Judiciary and Legislative Investigations Committee (public safety subcommittee). Past chair, Budget and Appropriations Committee. Chair, Board of Estimates, Baltimore City, 2007-2010. Member, Human Services Commission, Baltimore City.

Administrative law attorney, Legal Aid Bureau, 1997-98. Staff attorney, Office of Public Defender, 1998-2006. Member, Maryland State Bar Association; Federal Bar Association. Member, Baltimore City Democratic Central Committee, 1990-. Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention, 2000. Board of Trustees, Walters Art Museum, 2007-. Board of Directors, Visit Baltimore (formerly Baltimore Area Convention and Visitors Association); Greater Northwest Community Coalition; Living Classrooms Foundation; Maryland Science Center; National Aquarium in Baltimore; Park Heights Community Health Alliance; Parks and People Foundation. Member, Epsilon Omega Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. Maryland's Top 100 Women, Daily Record, 2007. Member, Douglas Memorial Community Church, Baltimore. Recipient, First Citizen Award, 2013.

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