[photo, Michael W. McKay, Maryland State Senator] MICHAEL W. MCKAY
Republican, District 1, Allegany, Garrett & Washington Counties

Member of Senate since January 11, 2023. Member, Judicial Proceedings Committee, 2023-; Executive Nominations Committee, 2023-; Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review, 2023-; Joint Committee on Children, Youth, and Families, 2023-; Joint Subcommittee on Program Open Space and Agricultural Land Preservation, 2023-. Senate Chair, Allegany County Delegation, 2023. Senate Vice-Chair, Allegany, Garrett and Washington Counties Delegation, 2024- Member, Maryland Veterans Caucus, 2023-. Associate member, Maryland Legislative Jewish Caucus, 2024-.

Member, Task Force to Study Transparency Standards for State's Attorneys, 2023-24; Deep Creek Lake Policy and Review Board, 2023-; Tri-County Council for Western Maryland, 2023-.

Member of House of Delegates, representing District 1C (Allegany & Washington counties), January 14, 2015 to January 11, 2023. Member, Appropriations Committee, 2015-23 (public safety & administration subcommittee, 2015-23; oversight committee on pensions, 2015-17; oversight committee on personnel, 2018-23; capital budget subcommittee, 2019-20); Joint Committee on Ending Homelessness, 2015-23. Co-Chair, Study Group on Economic Stability, 2019-23. Vice-Chair, Washington County Delegation, 2019-23. Member, Maryland Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus, 2015-23; Maryland Legislative Transit Caucus, 2019-23.

Member, Maryland Redistricting Reform Commission, 2015-18; Local [Video Lottery] Development Council, Allegany County, 2015-; Rural Maryland Council, 2015-.

President, Board of County Commissioners, Allegany County, December 16, 2010 to December 18, 2014.

Member, Board of Education, Allegany County, 2010-14; Board of Health, Allegany County, 2010-14; Mental Health Advisory Board, Allegany County, 2010-14; Social Services Board, Allegany County, 2010-14. President, Cumberland Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, 2010-14. Member, Maryland Rural Broadband Coordination Board, 2010-14; Canal Place Preservation and Development Authority, 2013-14. Vice-Chair, Tri-County Council for Western Maryland, 2011, 2014 (member, 2010-14; executive committee, 2011-14; chair, 2012; secretary-treasurer, 2013). Member, Executive Board, Rural Maryland Council, 2013-14.

Born in Rockville, Maryland, March 5, 1969. President and Chief Executive Officer, Allegany Management Services, Inc., a dry cleaning and restoration firm. Owner and President, Dryclean & Shirt Salon, Cumberland, Maryland. Past owner, Kentland Exxon Service Center; Effective Solutions, a telemarketing and employee shaping company. Past president, Mid-Atlantic Drycleaners Association (past chair, board of directors). Past president, Allegany Chamber of Commerce (past chair, board of directors). Past chair and president, Mid-Atlantic Cleaners Association. Member, Cumberland-Allegany County Industrial Foundation, Inc., 2010-14; Allegany County Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect, Inc., 2010-14; Legislative Committee, Maryland Association of Counties, 2011-14. Entrepreneurial Spirit Award, Allegany County Chamber of Commerce, 2010. Member, Cornerstone Baptist Church, Cumberland, Maryland. Married; eight children.

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