[photo, Jennifer R. Terrasa, Maryland State Delegate] JENNIFER R. TERRASA, Esq.
Democrat, District 13, Howard County

Member of House of Delegates since January 9, 2019. Member, Environment and Transportation Committee, 2019- (housing & real property subcommittee, 2020-22; land use & ethics subcommittee, 2020-22; local government & bi-county agencies subcommittee, 2020-; environment subcommittee, 2023-; natural resources, agriculture & open space subcommittee, 2023-). House Chair, Joint Committee on Children, Youth, and Families, 2023-. Member, Appropriations Committee, 2019 (health & social services subcommittee, 2019; oversight committee on personnel, 2019). Member, Maryland Legislative Latino Caucus, 2019-; Maryland Legislative Transit Caucus, 2019-; Women Legislators of Maryland, 2019-.

Member, Advisory Council to the Children's Cabinet, 2023-.

Member, County Council, Howard County, representing District 3, December 4, 2006 to December 3, 2018 (vice-chair, 2006-09, & Dec. 6, 2010 to Dec. 5, 2011; chair, Dec. 3, 2012 to Dec. 2, 2013).

Board of Directors, Maryland Economic Development Corporation, 2007-13. Member, Task Force on Student Physical Fitness in Maryland Public Schools, 2008-09. Chair, Zoning Board, Howard County, 2009-10, 2011-12, 2015-18 (member, 2006-18; vice-chair, 2007, 2013-15). Member, Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee, 2012-16. Past member, Planning Board, Howard County. Vice-Chair, Board of License Commissioners, Howard County, 2013-14 (member, 2006-18). Member, Behavioral Health Task Force, Howard County, 2014-15. Member, Advisory Council on Health and Physical Education, State Department of Education, 2014-19.

Born in New York, New York. Attended Oakland Mills High School, Columbia, Maryland; University of Maryland at College Park, B.A. (sociology), summa cum laude, 1992; University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 1997 (editor, law review). Law clerk to Judge Howard S. Chasanow, Court of Appeals, 1997-98; Judge Lenore R. Gelfman, Howard County Circuit Court, 1998-99. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1997. Attorney. Family Law Hotline Attorney, Women's Law Center of Maryland, 2000-06. President, Stoneridge Home Owners Association, 2000-03 (member, 2000-05). Board of Directors, Kings Contrivance Community Association, 2001-06 (past vice-chair). Adjunct faculty, University of Baltimore School of Law, 2003-06. Member, Legislative Committee, Maryland Association of Counties, 2006-16 (education subcommittee, 2011-; alternate member, 2017-). Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention, 2008. Member, Guilford Elementary Parent-Teacher Association (PTA); delegate, PTA Council of Howard County. Three children.

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