[photo, Stephen S. Hershey, Jr., Maryland State Senator] STEPHEN S. HERSHEY, JR.
Republican, District 36, Caroline, Cecil, Kent & Queen Anne's Counties

Member of Senate since October 1, 2013. Minority Whip, 2015-. Member, Finance Committee, 2015- (health subcommittee, 2015-). Member, Joint Committee on Children, Youth, and Families, 2014-; Joint Committee on Cybersecurity, Information Technology, and Biotechnology, 2014-; Legislative Policy Committee, 2015-; Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics, 2015-; Joint Committee on Unemployment Insurance Oversight, 2015-; Maryland Economic Development and Business Climate Commission, 2015-. Member, Judicial Proceedings Committee, 2013-15; Joint Committee on Access to Mental Health Services, 2014; Joint Information Technology and Biotechnology Committee, 2014. Chair, Kent County Delegation, 2013-; Queen Anne's County Delegation, 2013-; Caroline County Delegation, 2015-.

Member of House of Delegates, representing District 36, Caroline, Cecil, Kent and Queen Anne's Counties, January 12, 2011 to October 1, 2013. Deputy Minority Whip, 2013. Member, Economic Matters Committee, 2011-13 (banking, economic development, science & technology subcommittee, 2011-13; unemployment insurance subcommittee, 2011-13); Business Climate Work Group, 2013. House Chair, Queen Anne's County Delegation, 2011-13. Member, Maryland Veterans Caucus, 2012-13.

Assistant Secretary of Planning, 2003-04. Assistant Secretary, Department of Natural Resources, 2004-06.

Member, Economic Development Commission, Queen Anne's County, 2002-06; Bainbridge Development Advisory Board, 2011-; Mid-Shore Regional Council, 2011-; Tri-County Council for the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland, 2011-; Maryland Offshore Wind Business Development Advisory Committee, 2013-. Board of Directors, Upper Shore Regional Council, 2014- (council member, 2011-). Member, Governor-elect's Transition Team, 2014-.

Born in Washington, DC, May 2, 1964. Attended Bowie High School, Bowie, Maryland; James Madison University; Catholic University of America, B.C.E. (civil engineering), 1987; George Washington University, M.B.A., 2002. Vice-President, Jones Lang LaSalle, a commercial real estate services company, 2006-. Vice-President, Trammell Crow Company, 1999-2003. President, Queen Anne's County Republican Club, 2002-04. Chair, Queen Anne's County Tricentennial Celebration Committee, 2004. Youth football coach, 2006-09. Delegate, Republican Party National Convention, 2012. Member, Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church, Centreville. Married.

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