Archives of Maryland
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Lisa A. Gladden
MSA SC 3520-2773


Born in Baltimore, Maryland, October 6, 1964.  Duke University, A.B., history, 1986; University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 1991.  Admitted to the Maryland Bar, 1991.

General Assembly:
Maryland Senate, District 41 (D), Baltimore City, 2003-17. Member, Finance Committee, 2003-06, 2016-17; Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review, 2003-17. Assistant Deputy Majority Whip, 2003-06. Member, Senate Special Commission on Medical Malpractice Liability Insurance, 2004; Joint Technology Oversight Committee, 2007-09; Legislative Policy Committee, 2007-11. Vice-Chair, Judicial Proceedings Committee, 2007-16. Majority Whip, 2007-16. Member, Joint Information Technology and Biotechnology Committee, 2009-11. Chair, Joint Committee on Welfare Reform, 2011-14 (member, 2003-11). Member, Task Force to Study Court Decision regarding Pit Bulls, 2012; Special Joint Commission on Public Safety and Security in State and Local Correctional Facilities, 2013; Budget and Taxation Committee, 2016. Member, Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland (formerly Maryland Legislative Black Caucus), 1999-2017 (chair, judicial nominating committee, 2000-03; vice-chair, membership committee, 2000-03; member, drug treatment committee, 2001-03; parliamentarian, 2007-08); Women Legislators of Maryland, 1999-2017 (endorsement committee, 2001-03, 2006; co-chair, legislative committee, 2001-03, 2006). Member, National Conference of State Legislatures (human services & welfare committee); Southern Legislative Conference (human services & public safety committee, 2008-17).

House of Delegates, Legislative District 41 (D), Baltimore City, 1999-2003. Member, Judiciary Committee, 1999-2003 (criminal justice subcommittee, 1999-2003). Member, Liaison Work Group, Baltimore City Delegation, 1999-2003.

Private Career and Other Public Service:
Member, Task Force on Lending Equity within Financial Institutions Providing State Depository Services, 2004-05; Maryland State Council for Interstate Adult Offender Supervision, 2004-. Co-Chair, Auto Insurance Task Force to Study Rates in Urban Areas, 2005. Co-Chair, Task Force on Minority Participation in the Environmental Community, 2006-07. Member, Truancy Court Work Group, 2007-08; State Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy, 2007-16; Maryland Access to Justice Commission, 2008-11; Pimlico Community Development Authority, 2008-; Lead Poisoning Prevention Study Group, 2011; Maryland Correctional Enterprises Management Council, 2015-.

Member, State Council on Child Abuse and Neglect, 1999-2001; Advisory Council on Offender Employment Coordination, 2001-04; Drug Treatment Court Commission, 2002-06.

Attorney.  Law clerk to Judge Mabel H. Hubbard, Baltimore City Circuit Court, 1991-93. Assistant Public Defender, Office of Public Defender, Baltimore City, 1993- (law clerk, 1990-91). American Bar Association (vice-chair, children & the law committee, 1995). Financial consultant, Merrill, Lynch, Pierce, Fenner, & Smith, 1988-90. President, Alliance of Black Women Attorneys, 1994-95. Toll Fellow, Council of State Governments, 2000. Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention, 2004, 2008, 2012. Member, Baltimore City Democratic Central Committee, 2006-. Member, Women's International Bowling Congress. Legislator Recognition Award, Maryland Association of Counties, 2000. Member, First Baptist Church of Baltimore (Sunday school teacher, gospel choir).

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