[photo, Shelly Hettleman, Maryland State Senator] SHELLY L. HETTLEMAN
Democrat, District 11, Baltimore County

Member of Senate since February 3, 2020. Member, Budget and Taxation Committee, 2023- (health & human services subcommittee, 2023-pensions subcommittee, 2023-); Joint Committee on the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Critical Area, 2020-; Joint Committee on Children, Youth, and Families, 2020-. Chair, Rules Committee, 2023- (vice-chair, 2021-23). Member, Joint Audit and Evaluation Committee, 2023-; Special Joint Committee on Pensions, 2023-. Member, Judicial Proceedings Committee, 2020-22 (chair, work group on COVID-19 & housing, 2020). Member, Women Legislators of Maryland, 2020-; Maryland Legislative Latino Caucus, 2021-. Senate Chair, Maryland Legislative Jewish Caucus, 2024-.

Member, Maryland Sexual Assault Evidence Kit Policy and Funding Committee, 2020-.

Member of House of Delegates, January 14, 2015 to February 3, 2020. Resigned February 3, 2020. Member, Appropriations Committee, 2015-20 (oversight committee on personnel, 2015-20; vice-chair, education & economic development subcommittee, 2019-, member, 2015-20; member, capital budget subcommittee, 2020); Joint Committee on Ending Homelessness, 2015-20. House Chair, Joint Audit Committee, 2019 (member, 2015-19). House Chair, Joint Audit and Evaluation Committee, 2019-20. Member, Study Group on Economic Stability, 2019-20. Vice-Chair, Baltimore County Delegation, 2018-20. At Large member, Executive Board, Women Legislators of Maryland, 2019-20 (member, 2015-20; chair, legislative subcommittee, 2018-20); Maryland Legislative Transit Caucus, 2019-20. Associate member, Maryland Legislative Latino Caucus, 2016-20.

Member, Commission to Review Maryland's Use of Assessments and Testing in Public Schools, 2015-17. Board of Directors, Maryland Corps Program, 2016-20. Member (nonvoting), Commission on the Future of the Pikeville Armory, 2017-19.

Legislative assistant to U.S. Representative Benjamin L. Cardin of Maryland, 1987-90.

Born in Houston, Texas, August 26, 1964. Attended Pikesville Senior High School, Pikesville, Maryland; Northwestern University, B.A. (political science), 1986. Scheduler, Mikulski for Senate, 1986. Director of Government Relations, Baltimore Jewish Council, 1990-92. Director, Public Policy, Parent Action, 1992-95. Program Director, Counseling, Helpline and Aid Network for Abused Women (CHANA), 1995-2000. Baltimore Community Coordinator, Jewish Women's Archives, 2000-05. Senior Planner, The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, 2005-07. Campaign manager, Cardin for Senate, Inc., 2007-13. Board of Directors, The Park School Parents' Association, 2006-12 (president, 2008-10). Board of Trustees, The Park School, 2008-10. Board of Directors, Baltimore Jewish Council, 2012-15. Elected Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention, 2016, 2020, 2024. Legislative Award, Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence, 2017. Cornerstone Award, Maryland Association of Youth Service Bureaus, 2017. Board of Directors, Chizuk Amuno Congregation, 2006-16 (executive committee, 2010-16), Baltimore, Maryland. Married; two children.

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