[photo, Kriselda Valderrama, Maryland State Delegate] KRISELDA VALDERRAMA
Democrat, District 26, Prince George's County

Member of House of Delegates since January 10, 2007. Deputy Majority Leader, 2022-. Member, Economic Matters Committee, 2015- (banking, economic development, science & technology subcommittee, 2015-18; unemployment insurance subcommittee, 2015-18; business regulation subcommittee, 2019, 2023-; chair, workers' compensation subcommittee, 2021, member, 2015-22; chair, alcoholic beverages subcommittee, 2022-, member, 2020-). Member, Rules and Executive Nominations Committee, 2021-. House Chair, Joint Committee on Workers' Compensation Benefit and Insurance Oversight, 2015-22. Member, Judiciary Committee, 2007-15 (juvenile law subcommittee, 2007-15). Deputy Majority Whip, 2011-18. Member, Legislative Policy Committee, 2019. Chair, Bi-County Committee, Prince George's County Delegation, 2017- (law enforcement & state-appointed boards committee, 2014, vice-chair, 2008-10, chair, 2011-14; member, bi-county committee, 2015-). Member, Women Legislators of Maryland, 2007. Maryland Legislative Transit Caucus, 2019-. Chair, Outreach Committee, 2023-, Maryland Legislative Asian-American and Pacific-Islander Caucus (member, 2015-; 1st vice-chair, 2016-19; chair, 2019-21).

Member, Governor's Family Violence Council, 2008-; Criminal Justice Information Advisory Board, 2010-15; Local [Video Lottery] Development Council, Prince George's County, 2015-; Maryland State Council for Interstate Adult Offender Supervision, 2007-2023. Board of Directors, Maryland Public-Private Partnership Marketing Corporation, 2015-. Co-Chair, Task Force on the Use of Master Meters for Utility Services in Prince George's County, 2018-20.

Born in Washington, DC. Attended Oxon Hill Senior High School, Oxon Hill, Maryland; Salisbury State University, B.S. (respiratory therapy), 1996. Certified Respiratory Therapist, Inova Fairfax Hospital, 1996-98. Strategic Communications Specialist, Public Affairs Department, American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME), 2001- (executive staff, office of international president, 1992-93, 1998-2001). Anchor and Co-host, Valderrama's America, 1997-. Chair, Asian Pacific American Democratic Caucus of Maryland, 1996-97. Member, Philippine American Cultural Arts Society, 1985-90; Filipino Inter-Collegiate Network Dialogue, 1993-96. Member, Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, AFL-CIO, 1992-; Young Democrats of Maryland; National Philippine Cultural Foundation, Inc.; Prince George's County Chapter, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People; Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Communications director, International Chamber of Asian and American Business Executives. Member, St. Columba Catholic Church, Oxon Hill, Maryland. Married; two children.

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