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[photo, Karen Lewis Young, Maryland State Senator] KAREN LEWIS YOUNG
Democrat, District 3, Frederick County



Member of Senate since January 11, 2023. Member, Education, Energy and the Environment Committee, 2023- (education subcommittee, 2023-); Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review, 2023-; Joint Committee on Ending Homlessness, 2023-; Joint Committee on Federal Relations, 2023-. Member, Maryland Legislative Latino Caucus, 2023-; Maryland Veterans Caucus, 2023-; Women Legislators of Maryland, 2023-.

Member of House of Delegates, representing District 3A, Frederick County, January 14, 2015 to January 11, 2023. Member, Health and Government Operations Committee, 2015-23 (estates & trusts subcommittee, 2015-17; health facilities & occupations subcommittee, 2015-17; public health & minority health disparities subcommittee, 2017; health facilities & pharmaceuticals subcommittee, 2017-18; health occupations & long-term care subcommittee, 2017-18; government operations & estates & trusts subcommittee, 2019; insurance & pharmaceuticals subcommittee, 2019-23; government operations & health facilities subcommittee, 2020-23). Member, Joint Audit Committee, 2019; Joint Audit and Evaluation Committee, 2019-20; Joint Committee on Behavioral Health and Opioid Use Disorders, 2020-21. House Chair, Frederick County Delegation, 2021. Member, Women Legislators of Maryland, 2015-23 (treasurer, 2018-19); Maryland Legislative Latino Caucus, 2019-23; Maryland Legislative Transit Caucus, 2019-23; Maryland Veterans Caucus, 2019-23.

Member, State Advisory Council on Hereditary and Congenital Disorders, 2015-23; Human Trafficking Task Force, Frederick County, 2016-18; Maryland Commission on Caregiving, 2017-23; Governor's Commission to Study Mental and Behavioral Health in Maryland, 2020-23.

Member, Commission for Women, Frederick County, 2004-06. President Pro Tem, Board of Aldermen, City of Frederick, 2009-13. Chair, Board of Directors, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, 2013 (vice-chair, air quality committee, 2012; member, employee compensation & benefits committee, 2012-13; citizen's advisory committee, transportation planning board, 2014).

Born in Bronx, New York, June 21, 1951. Franklin and Marshall College, B.A. (history), 1973; Columbia University, M.A. (american history), 1974; M.B.A. (marketing), 1977. Senior Vice-President and Chief Marketing Officer, Farmers & Mechanics' National Bank, 1996-99. Vice-President and Industry Practice Leader, Claritas, 2000-01. Vice-President and Senior Deposit Product Manager, Allfirst, 2001-03. President, Karen Lewis Market Research, 2004-06, 2008-09. Director, Marketing Research, Capital One, 2007-08. Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention, 2020. Leadership Frederick, 1998. Board of Directors, Weinberg Center for the Arts; Frederick County Humane Society; Fredericktown Players. Member, Rotary Club of Frederick; Women's Giving Circle. V. Eugene McCrary Award, Maryland Optometry Association, 2017. Distinguished Woman of Excellence Award, Chi Theta Omega Chapter, Kappa Alpha Kappa Sorority, 2018. Mental Health Champion, Mental Health Association of Maryland, 2019. Distinguished Advocacy Award, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, 2020. Presidential Award of Merit, Maryland Athletic Trainers Association, 2020. Maryland's Top 100 Women, Daily Record, 2023. Married; one child, one grandchild.

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