[photo, Karen R. Toles, Maryland State Delegate] KAREN R. TOLES, J.D.
Democrat, District 25, Prince George's County

Member of House of Delegates since January 12, 2022. Deputy Majority Whip, 2024-. Member, Judiciary Committee, 2022- (civil law & procedure subcommittee, 2022-; public safety subcommittee, 2023-); Joint Committee on Federal Relations, 2023-. 2nd Vice-Chair, Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland, 2022- (member, 2022-). Member, Women Legislators of Maryland, 2022-.

Member, County Council, Prince George's County, representing District 7, December 6, 2010 to December 3, 2018. Member, Public Safety and Fiscal Management Committee, 2011-14 (chair, 2013); Planning, Zoning and Economic Development Committee, 2011-18 (vice-chair, 2011-12, 2013-14). Chair, Health, Education and Human Services Committee, 2014-17. Member, Rules and General Assembly Committee, 2016 (chair, 2012). Chair, Transportation, Housing and the Environment Committee, 2017-18 (member, 2011-15; vice-chair, 2011-12).

Board of Health, Prince George’s County, 2010-18. Member, Historic and Cultural Trust, Prince George's County, 2009-18.

Board of Directors, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, 2011-17. Chair, Human Services Policy Committee, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, 2017-18 (member, 2016-).

Director, Community Affairs, and Legislative Advisor, Office of State's Attorney, Prince George's County, 2020-.

Born in Prince George's County, Maryland. Attended Prince George's County public schools; Forestville High School, Forestville, Maryland; University of Maryland, College Park, B.S. (public health), 2000; University of Baltimore Law School, J.D. President, Paramount Policy Partners, 2019-. Political and legislative coordinator and organizer, Maryland Council no. 67, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. Program specialist, United Mine Workers of America, 2000-07. Regional field coordinator, Democratic National Committee, 2008-10. Member, U.S. Census Complete Count Committee, Prince George's County, 2010. Maryland State Director, President Obama's National Day of Service, 2009. President, Maryland County Officials Diversity Caucus, Maryland Association of Counties, 2015-. Leadership Greater Washington, 2017. Board of Directors, Ivy Community Charities of Prince George's County. Member, Suitland Civic Association. Member, Iota Gamma Omega Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. Community Service Award, J. Franklyn Bourne Bar Association, 2013. Leadership and Service Award, A. Philip Randolph Institute, 2014. Shining Woman of the Year Award, Community of Hope African Methodist Episcopal Church, 2014. Sheila Stewart Service Award, 100 Black Men of Prince George's County, 2018. Member, Episcopal Church of the Atonement, Washington, DC.

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