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Delegate Tawanna P. Gaines

District
22
County
Prince George's
Committee Assignment(s)
Annapolis Info
121 House Office Building
6 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone 410-841-3058 | 301-858-3058
Toll-free in MD
Fax 301-858-3119
Interim Info
121 House Office Building
6 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone 410-841-3058 | 301-858-3058
Fax 301-858-3119
Contact
tawanna.gaines@house.state.md.us
Party
Democrat
Tenure
First elected to the Maryland House of Delegates, 2002. Member of the House since 2001: appointed December 11 and sworn in December 21, 2001.
Current Assignments
2015 Vice Chair, Appropriations Committee (Member, 2003)
2007- Chair, Transportation and the Environment Subcommittee of the Appropriations Committee
2003- Oversight Committee on Personnel of the Appropriations Committee
2004- Capital Budget Subcommittee of the Appropriations Committee
2016 House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
2015 Spending Affordability Committee
2015 Joint Subcommittee on Program Open Space and Agricultural Land Preservation
2011- Joint Committee on Children, Youth, and Families
2005 Maryland Veterans Caucus
2001- Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland, Inc.
2001 Women Legislators of Maryland
Past House Service
Assistant Majority Leader, 2015; Vice Chair, Prince George's County Delegation, 2007-2008; Deputy Majority Whip, 2003-2007; Vice Chair, Health and Human Resources Subcommittee of the Appropriations Committee, 2004-2006; Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics, 2005; Public Safety and Administration Subcommittee of the Appropriations Committee, 2003; Judiciary Committee, 2002-2003; Civil Law and Procedure Subcommittee of the Judiciary Committee, 2002-2003.
Public Service
Joint Legislative and Executive Commission on Oversight of Public-Private Partnerships, 2011-2012; Blue Ribbon Commission on Maryland Transportation Funding, 2010-2012; Chesapeake Bay Commission, 2015-; Task Force to Study Lottery Revenue, 2014-2015; National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board, 2011-; Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission Committee, Prince George's County Delegation, 2008-2012; Women Legislators of Maryland (Executive Board, 2004 -; Legislative Committee, 2006; Treasurer, 2006-07, 2009-12, President Elect 2013-14.), 2001-; Women Legislators of Maryland (President, 2014-2015; Immediate Past President, 2015-2016), 2001-; Bi-County Committee, Prince George's County Delegation, 2003-2008; Redistricting and Elections Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures, 2005-; Law Enforcement and State-Appointed Boards Committee, Prince George's County Delegation, 2002; Mayor, Town of Berwyn Heights, 2000-2001; Council Member, Town of Berwyn Heights, 1998-2000; Former Member, Community Advisory Committee, Board of Education, Prince George's County.
Memberships
Prince George's Hospital Center, 2007-; Executive Board, House of Delegates Speaker's Society, 2007-; Secretary, Maryland Mayors, 2000-2001; Vice President, Maryland Black Mayors, 1998-2001; Board of Directors, Prince George's Municipal Association, 1999-; President, Berwyn Heights Boys and Girls Club, 1990-1996; President, Prince George's Elected Municipal Women; Treasurer, Women in Government Service; Former Member, Board of Directors, Dimensions Healthcare System.
Awards
Legislative Recognition Award, Maryland Association of Counties , 2011; Municipal Super Star, Maryland Municipal League , 2011, 2010; Legislative Leadership Award, Maryland Clean Energy Center , 2010; Distinguished Legislator Award, Maryland Municipal League , 2009; Certificate of Appreciation, Maryland Municipal League , 2008, 2007; Volunteer of the Year/Community Level, Prince George's County Federation of Parks and Recreation Councils , 2001; Woman of the Year, Berwyn Heights Boys and Girls Club , 1998.
Biographical Information
Born, Washington, DC, February 1, 1952; District of Columbia Teachers College, 1970-72; Towson University, Realtors Institute of Maryland, Associate Broker, 1981; Coordinator, National Student Exchange Program, Office of Dean for Undergraduate Studies, University of Maryland, College Park, 1994-; Single, Two children.
Last Updated: 10/15/2019 3:29 PM