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[photo, Sheree Sample-Hughes, Maryland State Delegate] SHEREE L. SAMPLE-HUGHES
Democrat, District 37A, Dorchester & Wicomico Counties



Member of House of Delegates since January 14, 2015. Speaker Pro Tem, 2019-. Member, Economic Matters Committee, 2023- (property & casualty insurance subcommittee, 2023-; chair, workers' compensation subcommittee, 2023-). Member, Legislative Policy Committee, 2019-; Study Group on Economic Stability, 2019-; Rules and Executive Nominations Committee, 2020-; Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review, 2020-; Spending Affordability Committee, 2020-. House Chair, Joint Committee on Workers' Compensation Benefit and Insurance Oversight, 2023-. Member, Joint Committee on Behavioral Health and Opioid Use Disorders, 2015-21; Health and Government Operations Committee, 2015-22 (public health & minority health disparities subcommittee, 2015-17; insurance subcommittee, 2015-18; health occupations & long-term care subcommittee, 2017-19; insurance & pharmaceuticals subcommittee, 2019-22; government operations & health facilities subcommittee, 2020-22). Member, Work Group to Address Police Reform and Accountability in Maryland, 2020; Joint Covid-19 Response Legislative Work Group, 2020-21. House Chair, Joint Legislative Committee to Select the State Treasurer, 2023. Member, Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland, 2015- (secretary, 2016-18; financial secretary, 2018-20); Maryland Veterans Caucus, 2015- (house executive board, 2016-). President, Women Legislators of Maryland, 2018-19 (member, 2015-; executive board, at large, 2015-16; president-elect, 2017-18). Chair, Region III (Maryland & Delaware), National Black Caucus of State Legislators, 2017-.

Member, State Council on Cancer Control, 2015-; Rural Maryland Council, 2015-; Tri-County Council for the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland, 2006-14, 2015- (secretary, 2009; 3rd vice-chair, 2010; 2nd vice-chair, 2011; 1st vice-chair, 2012; chair, 2013). Board of Directors, Maryland Patient Safety Center, 2015-. Member, Work Group on Rural Health Care Delivery, 2016-17; Virginia I. Jones Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Council, 2016-; Maryland Commission on Health Equity, 2021-.

Member, County Council, Wicomico County, representing District 1, December 5, 2006 to December 2, 2014 (vice-president, 2009-10). Board of Trustees, Wicomico County Free Library, 2006-10. Member, Social Services Advisory Board, Wicomico County, 2006-14. Board of Directors, Salisbury-Wicomico Economic Development, Inc., 2010-14.

Member, Commission on Correctional Standards, 2006-14 (vice-chair, 2010-14).

Born September 13, 1977. Attended Parkside High School, Salisbury, Maryland; Delaware State University, B.A. (public relations), 1999; University of Maryland, College Park, Academy of Excellence in Public Service, 2013; Wilmington University, M.S. (management-public administration), 2014. Administrator and project coordinator, Section 8 Housing, City of Pocomoke, 1999-2000. Special events coordinator, Governor's Office on Service and Volunteerism, 2001-02. Student development instructor, WOR-WIC Community College, 2014. Member, Wicomico County Branch, National Associaton for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP); Delta Sigma Omega Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.; Charles H. Chipman Cultural Center; Wicomico County Democratic Club. President, Auxiliary Unit no. 145, Spirit of Democracy, American Legion, 2002-04. Maryland's Top 100 Women, Daily Record, 2020. Member, Wesley Temple United Methodist Church, Salisbury, Maryland. Married; two children.

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