[photo, Stephen S. Hershey, Jr., Maryland State Senator] STEPHEN S. HERSHEY, JR.
Republican, District 36, Caroline, Cecil, Kent & Queen Anne's Counties

Member of Senate since October 1, 2013. Minority Leader, 2022-. Member, Finance Committee, 2015- (health subcommittee, 2015-18; energy & public utilities subcommittee, 2019-22); Executive Nominations Committee, 2015-20, 2023-; Rules Committee, 2016-20, 2023-. Member, Joint Committee on Cybersecurity, Information Technology, and Biotechnology, 2014-; Legislative Policy Committee, 2015-20, 2023-; Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics, 2015-; Spending Affordability Committee, 2023-. Member, Judicial Proceedings Committee, 2013-15; Joint Committee on Access to Mental Health Services, 2014; Joint Information Technology and Biotechnology Committee, 2014; Maryland Economic Development and Business Climate Commission, 2015-16. Minority Whip, 2015-20. Member, Joint Committee on Unemployment Insurance Oversight, 2015-22; Marijuana Legalization Work Group, 2019; Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review, 2019-22; Joint Covid-19 Response Legislative Work Group, 2020-21; Joint Committee on the Selection of the State Treasurer, 2023. Chair, Kent County Delegation, 2013-; Queen Anne's County Delegation, 2013-; Caroline County Delegation, 2015-. Member, Maryland Veterans Caucus, 2013-.

Member, Maryland Offshore Wind Business Development Advisory Committee, 2013-14; Governor-elect's Transition Team, 2014-15. Board of Directors, Upper Shore Regional Council, 2014- (council member, 2011-). Member, Task Force on the Maryland Clean Energy Center, 2016-17; Work Group on Rural Health Care Delivery, 2016-17; Strategic Energy Investment Advisory Board, 2016-; Oyster Advisory Commission, 2016-. Alternate member, Southern States Energy Board, 2019-. Member, Maryland Commission on Transportation Revenue and Infrastructure Needs, 2023-.

Member of House of Delegates, representing District 36, Caroline, Cecil, Kent and Queen Anne's Counties, January 12, 2011 to October 1, 2013. Deputy Minority Whip, 2013. Member, Economic Matters Committee, 2011-13 (banking, economic development, science & technology subcommittee, 2011-13; unemployment insurance subcommittee, 2011-13); Business Climate Work Group, 2013. House Chair, Queen Anne's County Delegation, 2011-13. Member, Maryland Veterans Caucus, 2012-13.

Member, Bainbridge Development Advisory Board, 2011-; Mid-Shore Regional Council, 2011-; Tri-County Council for the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland, 2011-.

Member, Economic Development Commission, Queen Anne's County, 2002-06.

Assistant Secretary of Planning, Department of Planning, 2003-04. Assistant Secretary, Department of Natural Resources, 2004-06.

Born in Washington, DC, May 2, 1964. Attended Bowie High School, Bowie, Maryland; James Madison University; Catholic University of America, B.C.E. (civil engineering), 1987; George Washington University, M.B.A., 2002. Vice-President, Jones Lang LaSalle, a commercial real estate services company, 2006-. Vice-President, Trammell Crow Company, 1999-2003. President, Queen Anne's County Republican Club, 2002-04. Chair, Queen Anne's County Tricentennial Celebration Committee, 2004. Youth football coach, 2006-09. Delegate, Republican Party National Convention, 2012. Past member, Board of Directors, Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology, Inc.. Member, Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church, Centreville, Maryland. Married.

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