[photo, Ariana B. Kelly, Maryland State Delegate] ARIANA BRANNIGAN KELLY
Democrat, District 16, Montgomery County

Member of House of Delegates since January 12, 2011. Deputy Majority Whip, 2016-. Member, Health and Government Operations Committee, 2011- (minority health disparities subcommittee, 2011-14; insurance subcommittee, 2011-17; estates & trusts subcommittee, 2015-16; public health & minority health disparities subcommittee, 2016-17; health facilities & occupations subcommittee, 2017; health facilities & pharmaceuticals subcommittee, 2017-; chair, health occupations & long-term care subcommittee, 2017-; member, insurance & pharmaceuticals subcommittee, 2019-); Joint Committee on Federal Relations, 2015-. House Chair, Joint Committee on Children, Youth, and Families, 2016-. Member, Protocol Committee, 2015. Chair, Democratic Caucus, Montgomery County Delegation, 2014- (bi-county agency committee, 2011-14; chair, economic development committee, 2015-). Associate member, Maryland Legislative Latino Caucus, 2015-. President, Women Legislators of Maryland, 2017-18 (member, 2011-; secretary, 2015; 2nd vice-president, 2015-16).

Co-Chair, Work Group on Access to Habilitative Services Benefits, 2012-13. Member, Midwives Work Group (DHMH), 2012; Commission on the Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Passage of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, 2013-; Task Force to Study Maternal Mental Health, 2015-16. Co-Chair, Task Force to Study Family and Medical Leave Insurance, 2016-18.

Born in Bethesda, Maryland. Attended Ashburton Elementary School, Bethesda, Maryland; Tilden Intermediate School, Rockville, Maryland; Walter Johnson High School, Bethesda, Maryland; University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.A. (history), 2002. Volunteer coordinator, Travelers Aid International, 1999-2000. Annual Fund Manager, Girls Inc., 2000-02. National Judicial Education Program Associate, National Organization for Women Legal Defense and Education Fund, 2002. Executive Producer, Persephone Productions, "To the Contrary", airing on Public Broadcasting Service, 2004-05 (associate producer, 2002-04). Executive Director, NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland, 2005-08. National campaign director,, 2009-. Board of Directors, Democratic Women's PAC of Maryland, 2008-10. Member, Montgomery Women, 2009-; Women's Democratic Club, 2010-; Fort Sumner Citizens Association, 2010-. Member, Tifereth Israel Congregation, Washington, DC. Two children.

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