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[photo, Karen Lewis Young, Maryland State Delegate] KAREN LEWIS YOUNG
Democrat, District 3A, Frederick County



Member of House of Delegates since January 14, 2015. Member, Health and Government Operations Committee, 2015- (estates & trusts subcommittee, 2015-17; health facilities & occupations subcommittee, 2015-17; public health & minority health disparities subcommittee, 2017; health facilities & pharmaceuticals subcommittee, 2017-18; health occupations & long-term care subcommittee, 2017-18; government operations & estates & trusts subcommittee, 2019; insurance & pharmaceuticals subcommittee, 2019-; government operations & health facilities subcommittee, 2020-). Member, Joint Committee on Behavioral Health and Opioid Use Disorders, 2020-. Member, Joint Audit Committee, 2019; Joint Audit and Evaluation Committee, 2019-20. Treasurer, Women Legislators of Maryland, 2018-19 (member, 2015-). Member, Maryland Legislative Transit Caucus, 2019-; Maryland Veterans Caucus, 2019-. Associate member, Maryland Legislative Latino Caucus, 2019-.

Member, State Advisory Council on Hereditary and Congenital Disorders, 2015-; Human Trafficking Task Force, Frederick County, 2016-18; Maryland Commission on Caregiving, 2017-; Governor's Commission to Study Mental and Behavioral Health in Maryland, 2020-.

Member, Commission for Women, Frederick County, 2004-06. President Pro Tem, Board of Aldermen, City of Frederick, 2009-13. Chair, Board of Directors, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, 2013 (vice-chair, air quality committee, 2012; member, employee compensation & benefits committee, 2012-13; citizen's advisory committee, transportation planning board, 2014).

Born in Bronx, New York, June 21, 1951. Franklin and Marshall College, B.A. (history), 1973; Columbia University, M.A. (american history), 1974; M.B.A. (marketing), 1977. Senior Vice-President and Chief Marketing Officer, Farmers & Mechanics' National Bank, 1996-99. Vice-President and Industry Practice Leader, Claritas, 2000-01. Vice-President and Senior Deposit Product Manager, Allfirst, 2001-03. President, Karen Lewis Market Research, 2004-06, 2008-09. Director, Marketing Research, Capital One, 2007-08. Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention, 2020. Leadership Frederick, 1998. Board of Directors, Weinberg Center for the Arts; Frederick County Humane Society; Fredericktown Players. Member, Rotary Club of Frederick; Women's Giving Circle. V. Eugene McCrary Award, Maryland Optometry Association, 2017. Distinguished Woman of Excellence Award, Chi Theta Omega Chapter, Kappa Alpha Kappa Sorority, 2018. Mental Health Champion, Mental Health Association of Maryland, 2019. Distinguished Advocacy Award, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, 2020. Presidential Award of Merit, Maryland Athletic Trainers Association, 2020. Married; one child, one grandchild.

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