SENATE


[photo, Ariana B. Kelly, Maryland State Senator] ARIANA BRANNIGAN KELLY
Democrat, District 16, Montgomery County



Member of Senate since February 27, 2023. Member, Judicial Proceedings Committee, 2023-. Member, Women Legislators of Maryland, 2023-.

Member of House of Delegates, January 12, 2011 to February 2023. Deputy Majority Whip, 2016-23. Vice-Chair, Health and Government Operations Committee, 2022-23 (member 2011-23; minority health disparities subcommittee, 2011-14; insurance subcommittee, 2011-17; estates & trusts subcommittee, 2015-16; health facilities & occupations subcommittee, 2017; health facilities & pharmaceuticals subcommittee, 2017-19; health occupations & long-term care subcommittee, 2017-23, chair, 2017-22; insurance & pharmaceuticals subcommittee, 2019-22; chair, public health & minority health disparities subcommittee, 2023, member, 2016-17, 2023); Joint Committee on Federal Relations, 2015. Member, Joint Committee on Cybersecurity, Information Technology, and Biotechnology, 2021-23; Rules and Executive Nominations Committee, 2023. House Chair, Joint Committee on Children, Youth, and Families, 2016-22. Member, Protocol Committee, 2015. Chair, Democratic Caucus, Montgomery County Delegation, 2014-23 (bi-county agency committee, 2011-14; chair, economic development committee, 2015-23). Member, Women Legislators of Maryland, 2011-23 (secretary, 2015; 2nd vice-president, 2015-16; president, 2017-18); Maryland Legislative Latino Caucus, 2015-23; Maryland Legislative Transit Caucus, 2019-23.

Co-Chair, Work Group on Access to Habilitative Services Benefits, 2012-13. Member, Midwives Work Group (DHMH), 2012; Commission on the Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Passage of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, 2013-20; Task Force to Study Maternal Mental Health, 2015-16. Co-Chair, Task Force to Study Family and Medical Leave Insurance, 2016-18. Member, Advisory Council to the Children's Cabinet, 2019-; Maryland Medicaid Advisory Committee, 2022-; Commission to Study the Health Care Workforce Crisis in Maryland, 2022-; Commission on Public Health, 2023-; Maryland Sexual Assault Evidence Kit Policy and Funding Committee, 2023-.

Born in Bethesda, Maryland, December 7, 1976. Attended Ashburton Elementary School, Bethesda, Maryland; Tilden Intermediate School, Rockville, Maryland; Walter Johnson High School, Bethesda, Maryland; University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.A. (history), 2002. Volunteer coordinator, Travelers Aid International, 1999-2000. Annual Fund Manager, Girls Inc., 2000-02. National Judicial Education Program Associate, National Organization for Women Legal Defense and Education Fund, 2002. Executive Producer, Persephone Productions, "To the Contrary", airing on Public Broadcasting Service, 2004-05 (associate producer, 2002-04). Executive Director, NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland, 2005-08. National campaign director, MomsRising.org, 2009-. Board of Directors, Democratic Women's PAC of Maryland, 2008-10. Member, Montgomery Women, 2009-; Women's Democratic Club, 2010-; Fort Sumner Citizens Association, 2010-. Choice Advocate of the Year Award, NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland, 2015, 2016. Legislator of the Year, Maryland Psychological Association, 2017. Legislative All Star Award, Maryland Retailers Association, 2018. Legislative Champion Award, Women Legislators of Maryland, 2018. Member, Tifereth Israel Congregation, Washington, DC. Two children.

Senate
House of Delegates
General Assembly
Legislative Committees
Legislative Process
Maryland Government
Maryland Constitutional Offices & Agencies
Maryland Departments
Maryland Independent Agencies
Maryland Executive Commissions, Committees, Task Forces, Advisory Boards
Maryland Universities & Colleges
Maryland Counties
Maryland Municipalities
Maryland at a Glance


Maryland Manual On-Line

Search the Manual
e-mail: mdmanual@maryland.gov


This web site is presented for reference purposes under the doctrine of fair use. When this material is used, in whole or in part, proper citation and credit must be attributed to the Maryland State Archives. PLEASE NOTE: The site may contain material from other sources which may be under copyright. Rights assessment, and full originating source citation, is the responsibility of the user.


Tell Us What You Think About the Maryland State Archives Website!


[ Archives' Home Page  ||  Maryland Manual On-Line  ||  Reference & Research
||  Search the Archives   ||  Education & Outreach  ||  Archives of Maryland Online ]

Governor     General Assembly    Judiciary     Maryland.Gov

Copyright September 15, 2023 Maryland State Archives