[photo, Sarah K. Elfreth, Maryland State Senator] SARAH K. ELFRETH
Democrat, District 30, Anne Arundel County

Member of Senate since January 9, 2019. Senate Chair, Joint Subcommittee on Program Open Space and Agricultural Land Preservation, , 2023-. Member, Budget and Taxation Committee, 2019- (capital budget subcommittee, 2019, 2021-; education, business & administration subcommittee, 2019-22; chair, pensions subcommittee, 2020-, member, 2019-; chair, public safety, transportation & environment subcommittee, 2023-). Senate Chair, Joint Committee on the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Critical Areas, 2019-; Joint Committee on Program Open Space & Agricultural Land Preservation, 2023-. Member, Work Group to Study Shelter and Supportive Services for Unaccompanied Homeless Minors, 2019-20; Senate Presidentís Advisory Work Group on Equity and Inclusion, 2020-21; State Park Investment Commission, 2021. Member, Joint Committee on Ending Homelessness, 2019-22. Senate Chair, Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review, 2020-22; Special Joint Committee on Pensions, 2020-22 (member, 2019-22). Senate Chair, Anne Arundel County Delegation, 2021-23. Member, Maryland Veterans Caucus, 2019- (senate executive board, 2022-); Women Legislators of Maryland, 2019-. Associate member, Maryland Legislative Jewish Caucus, 2024-.

Member, State Commission on the Capital City, 2019-; Chesapeake Bay Commission, 2019- (chair, 2022-23); Chesapeake Conservation Corps Program Board, 2020-; Oyster Advisory Commission, 2020-. Member, Parks and Recreation Commission, 2023-; Task Force to Study Solar Tax Incentives, 2023-.

Student member, Board of Regents, University System of Maryland, 2009-10.

Born in New Jersey, September 9, 1988. Attended Haddon Heights High School, Haddon Heights, New Jersey; Towson University, B.A. (political science), magna cum laude, 2010; The Johns Hopkins University, M.P.P. (public policy, education policy, social policy), 2012. Research assistant, Office of Government and Community Affairs, The Johns Hopkins University, 2010-12. Director, Government Affairs, National Aquarium, 2010-12. Senior Director of University Projects, Margrave Strategies, 2016-17. Emerge Maryland, 2013. Board of Directors, Towson University Alumni Association, 2013-15. Member, Maryland Government Relations Association, 2013-. Vice-President, Ward One Residents Association at Annapolis, 2014-. President, District 30 Democratic Club, 2015-. Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention, 2020. Author, The Young Guardians: Students as Stewards of the Past, Present and Future American Higher Education, A Field Guide for Student Board Members (2011). Adjunct Professor, Honors College, Towson University, 2019-. Distinguished Alumnus Award, Towson University Honors College, 2014. Top 20 in Their Twenties, Daily Record, 2014. Fannie Lou Hamer Award, Anne Arundel County Martin Luther King, Jr., Committee, 2017.

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