[photo, Lorig Charkoudian, Maryland State Delegate] LORIG CHARKOUDIAN, Ph.D.
Democrat, District 20, Montgomery County

Member of House of Delegates since January 9, 2019. Member, Economic Matters Committee, 2019- (workers' compensation subcommittee, 2019-21; public utilities subcommittee, 2019-; chair, unemployment insurance subcommittee, 2021-, member, 2019-). House Chair, Joint Committee on Unemployment Insurance Oversight, 2023-. Member, Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review, 2023-; Joint Electric Universal Service Program Work Group, 2023-. Member, Maryland Legislative Latino Caucus, 2019-; Maryland Legislative Transit Caucus, 2019-; Women Legislators of Maryland, 2019-.

Member, Maryland Food System Resiliency Council, 2021-; Low-Income Utility Assistance Workgroup, 2021-; Southern States Energy Board, 2023-.

Born in Boston, Massachusetts, 1973. Attended Newton, Massachusetts public schools; Pomona College, B.A. (mathematical economics), 1995; The Johns Hopkins University, Ph.D. (economics), 2002. Executive Director, Community Mediation Maryland, 2004-. President, Board of Directors, Crossroads Community Food Network, 2012-18. Member, Advocacy Committee, Montgomery County Women's Democratic Club. Past vice-president, Board of Directors, Community Health and Empowerment through Education and Research. Past president, Board of Directors, TPSS Food Co-op. Leadership Maryland, 2011. Emerge Maryland, 2017. Maryland's Top 100 Women, Daily Record, 1999, 2001, 2014 (Circle of Excellence). Sharon Pickett Award, Maryland Council on Dispute Resolution, 2011. Azalea Award, Takoma Foundation, 2012. Award, Montgomery Serves, 2014. Mary Parker Follett Award, Association for Conflict Resolution, 2016. Judge Robert M. Bell Award, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, Maryland State Bar Association, 2017. Community Leadership Award, Maryland State Chapter, National Organization for Women, 2017.

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