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Delegate Edith J. Patterson

District
28
County
Charles
Committee Assignment(s)
Ways and Means Committee
Annapolis Info
429 House Office Building
6 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone 410-841-3247 | 301-858-3247
Toll-free in MD 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3247
Interim Info
429 House Office Building
6 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone 410-841-3247 | 301-858-3247
Contact
Edith.Patterson@house.state.md.us
Party
Democrat
Tenure
First elected to the House of Delegates in 2014. Member of the House since 2015.
Current Assignments
2015 Ways and Means Committee
2020 Chair, Racing and Gaming Subcommittee of the Ways and Means Committee
2020 Early Childhood Subcommittee of the Ways and Means Committee
2016 Joint Committee on Ending Homelessness
2016 Chair, Charles County House Delegation
2015 Women Legislators of Maryland (Executive Board Member, 2019)
2015 Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland (1st Vice-Chair, 2018-20)
2015 Maryland Veterans Caucus
Past House Service
Revenues Subcommittee of the Ways and Means Committee, 2019-2020; Education Subcommittee of the Ways and Means Committee, 2015-2020; Finance Resources Subcommittee of the Ways and Means Committee, 2015-2017; Local Revenues Subcommittee of the Ways and Means Committee, 2017-2020; Election Law Subcommittee of the Ways and Means Committee, 2017-2019; House Chair, Joint Committee on Protocol, 2019-2020.
Public Service
Juvenile Services Education Programs Work Group, 2018-; 1st Vice-Chair, Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland (Member, 2015; 2016, 3rd Vice-Chair, 2017, 2nd Vice-Chair, ), 2018-; Task Force to Investigate the Challenges of and Opportunities for Minorities in Business, 2016-2018; Task Force to Combat Habitual Student Truancy, 2016-2018; Rural Maryland Council - representing Southern Maryland, 2015-; Congressional Black Caucus Education Braintrust - (Congressman Major R. Owens); Maryland Higher Education Commission, 2012-2016; Blue Ribbon Commission on Maryland Transportation Funding, 2010; Charles County Commission for Women; Charles County United Negro College Fund Drive, Chair; University of Maryland College Park Talent Search Advisory Board; Charles County Housing Commission; Children's Aid Society.
Memberships
Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland (2nd Vice-Chair, 2016-18), 2015-; American Association of University Women; American Association for Counseling & Development; Maryland Association of Boards of Education; Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc; Charles County Children's Aid Society; Charles County NAACP Branch #7016; Links Inc. - Southern Maryland Chain Chapter (President 2004-2008); National Association of School Board Members; Waldorf Kiwanis Club.
Awards
Maryland's Top 100 Women, The Daily Record, 2019, 2017; Public Service Excellence Award, American Legion, 2018; Education Leadership Award, Maryland Chapter, NAACP, 2013; John Thomas Parran Leadership Award, Charles County Democratic Central Committee, 2012; Service Award, Charles County NAACP, 2011; Service Award, Southern MD Tri-County Council, 2011; Charles County Commission for Women Pioneer Award, 2010; "Outstanding Citizen Award", Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, 2009; "Women Opening the Pipeline", Congressional Award, 2007; Congressional Award for "Technology Advocacy", 2004.
Biographical Information
Born, Doswell, Virginia, November 18, 1945; John M. Gandy High School, 1964; Virginia Union University, B.S., Biology/Chemistry 1968; Bowie State College, M.Ed., Guidance & Counseling 1973; George Washington University; Ed.D, Higher Education Administration 1991; Charles County Board of Commissioners 2005-2010; College of Southern Maryland, Director, Educational Talent Search 1991-2012; Charles County Community College, Counselor 1974-1991; Widow; three children, two grandchildren.
Last Updated: 2/14/2020 5:22 PM