[photo, Geraldine Valentino-Smith, Maryland State Delegate] GERALDINE VALENTINO-SMITH
Democrat, District 23A, Prince George's County

Member of House of Delegates since January 12, 2011. Deputy Majority Whip, 2015-. Member, Judiciary Committee, 2011- (juvenile law subcommittee, 2011-; chair, family law subcommittee, 2015-); Death with Dignity Work Group, 2015-. House Chair, Joint Committee on Children, Youth, and Families, 2015-. 1st Vice-Chair, Prince George's County Delegation, 2014- (maryland-national capital park & planning commission committee, 2011-12; law enforcement & state-appointed boards committee, 2013-). Member, Women Legislators of Maryland, 2011-; Maryland Veterans Caucus, 2012-.

Member, Juvenile Grant Planning and Review Council, 2011-; Task Force on Military Service Members, Veterans, and the Courts, 2012-14; Prince George's County Juvenile Court and School Safety Work Group, 2013-14; Justice Reinvestment Coordinating Council, 2015-.

Member, Bowie City Council, At Large, 2007 to November 15, 2010. Member, Climate, Energy and Environment Policy Committee, 2009-10, and Metropolitan Development Policy Committee, 2008-10, of Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, March 5, 1964. Attended Bowie High School, Bowie, Maryland; Catholic University, B.S. (nursing), 1987. Former clinical nurse, National Institutes of Health. Columbia School of Law, Catholic University, J.D., 1992. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1992. Attorney. Member, Maryland State Bar Association; Prince George's County Bar Association; Women's Bar Association of Maryland. Board of Directors, Prince George's Municipal Association (chair, legislative committee). Member, Committee on Advocacy and Public Policy, Children's National Medical Center. Board of Directors, Commonwealth Mutual Insurance Company of America (finance committee). Member, St. Pius X Catholic Church, Bowie, Maryland. Married; three children.

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