[photo, Justin D. Ready, Maryland State Senator] JUSTIN D. READY
Republican, District 5, Carroll County & Frederick County

Member of Senate since February 2, 2015 (representing Carroll County, Feb. 2, 2015 to Jan. 11, 2023; representing Carroll & Frederick counties since Jan. 11, 2023). Minority Whip, 2021-. Member, Finance Committee, 2021-; Joint Audit and Evaluation Committee, 2019-; Legislative Policy Committee, 2021-; Executive Nominations Committee, 2023-; Rules Committee, 2023-. Member, Death with Dignity Work Group, 2015; Joint Audit Committee, 2019; Work Group to Study Shelter and Supportive Services for Unaccompanied Homeless Minors, 2019-20; Judicial Proceedings Committee, 2015-21. Senate Chair, Carroll County Delegation, 2015-; Frederick County Delegation, 2023-. Member, Maryland Veterans Caucus, 2023-. Associate member, Maryland Legislative Jewish Caucus, 2024-.

Chair, One Maryland Blue Ribbon Commission, 2015-16. Member, Task Force to Study the Restraint, Searches, and Needs of Children in the Juvenile Justice System, 2016-17; Juvenile Grant Planning and Review Council, 2017-20; Law Enforcement Body Camera Task Force, 2020-23; Oversight Committee on Quality of Care in Nursing Homes and Assisted-Living Facilities, 2023-.

Member of House of Delegates (Republican), representing District 5A, Carroll County, January 12, 2011 to January 14, 2015, and District 5, Carroll County, January 14 to February 2, 2015. Resigned February 2, 2015. Member, Health and Government Operations Committee, 2011-15 (government operations subcommittee, 2011-14; minority health disparities subcommittee, 2011-14; estates & trusts subcommittee, 2015; government operations & long-term care subcommmittee, 2015). Chief Deputy Minority Whip, 2013-15.

Member, Governor-elect's Transition Team, 2014-15.

Legislative aide to Delegate J. B. Jennings, District 7, Baltimore County and Harford County, 2004-06. Chief of Staff, Senator Janet Greenip, District 33, Anne Arundel County, 2006-08.

Born in Mobile, Alabama, April 15, 1982. Carroll Community College, A.A., 2002; Salisbury University, B.A. (political science), 2004. Field director, E. J. Pipkin for U.S. Senate, 2004. Consultant, Strategic CFM, small business specializing in marketing, advertising & printing design, 2016- (owner, 2009-16). Executive Director, Maryland Republican Party, 2008-09 (interim executive director, 2011). Maryland Co-Chair, Rick Perry Presidential Campaign, 2011. Associate member, Carroll Women's Republican Club. Volunteer, Alpha Pregnancy Centers; House of Bread food distribution. Assistant football coach, North Carroll High School, 2012-13. Member, Liberty Church, Westminster, Maryland. Married; two children.

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