[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-. Senate Vice-Chair, Montgomery County Delegation, 2023-. Member, Women Legislators of Maryland, 2023-; Maryland Legislative Jewish Caucus, 2024-.

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.

Member, Governor's Family Violence Council, 2023-; Commission on Public Health, 2023-; Maryland Sexual Assault Evidence Kit Policy and Funding Committee, 2023-.

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, 2019-23; Maryland Medicaid Advisory Committee, 2022-23; Commission to Study the Health Care Workforce Crisis in Maryland, 2022-23.

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,, 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. Legislator of the Year, Maryland Nurses Association, 2019. Public Service Award, Autism Speaks, 2021. Advocate of the Year, Maryland Association of Chain Drug Stores, 2021. Legislator of the Year, Maryland Hospital Association, 2022. Champion of Reproductive Health Award, Planned Parenthood of Metro Washington, 2023. Legislative All-Star Award, Maryland Retailer Association, 2023. Member, Tifereth Israel Congregation, Washington, DC. Married; four children.

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