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Delegate Geraldine Valentino-Smith

District
23A
County
Prince George's
Committee Assignment(s)
Annapolis Info
427 House Office Building
6 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone 410-841-3101 | 301-858-3101
Toll-free in MD
Fax 301-858-3294
Interim Info
427 House Office Building
6 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone 410-841-3101 | 301-858-3101
Contact
geraldine.valentino@house.state.md.us
Party
Democrat
Tenure
First elected to the Maryland House of Delegates, 2010. Member of the House since 2011.
Current Assignments
2015 Deputy Majority Whip
2016 Appropriations Committee
2016 Health and Human Resources Subcommittee of the Appropriations Committee
2016 Oversight Committee on Personnel of the Appropriations Committee
2016 Joint Committee on Ending Homelessness
2016 Joint Committee on Children, Youth and Families (House Chair 2015-2016)
2012 Maryland Veterans Caucus
2011- Women Legislators of Maryland
Past House Service
Judiciary Committee, 2011-2016; Chair, Family Law Subcommittee of the Judiciary Committee, 2015-2016; Juvenile Law Subcommittee of the Judiciary Committee, 2011-2016; Workgroup on Death with Dignity, 2015.
Public Service
Justice Reinvestment Coordinating Council, 2015-2016; First Vice-Chair Prince George's County Delegation, 2015-; Prince George's County Juvenile Court and School Safety Workgroup, 2013-2014; Law Enforcement and State Appointed Boards Committee, Prince George's County Delegation, 2013-; Maryland Organization of Nurse Executives Advisory Board for the Nurse Graduate Residency Program, 2013-; Task Force on Military Service Members, Veterans and the Courts, 2012-2014; Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission Committee, Prince George's County Delegation, 2011-2012; Governor's Juvenile Grant Planning and Review Council, Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention, 2011-; Climate, Energy and Environment Policy Committee, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, 2009-2010; Metropolitan Development Policy Committee, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, 2008-2010; Bowie City Council, Member At Large, 2007-2010.
Memberships
Maryland State Bar Association; Prince George's County Bar Association; Women's Bar Association of Maryland; Maryland Organization of Nurse Executives; National Foundation for Women Legislators; Bowie State University Foundation Board; Maryland Veterans Caucus; Maryland Fire-EMS Caucus; Maryland Italian Caucus; Young Men's Democratic Club; Soroptimist International, Bowie-Crofton; Honorary Member of the Free State Marine Detachment #544 Marine Corps League.
Awards
Washington Regional Alcohol Program's WRAPPY Award for Public Service, 2014; Outstanding Friend of Maryland Municipal League, 2014; Maryland State's Attorneys' Association Legislator of the Year, 2014; Maryland Municipal League Certificate of Appreciation, 2013; Maryland Nurse's Association, Legislator of the Year Award, 2012; Martin Luther King Commemoration Award, 2012; Department of Maryland Disabled American Veterans Outstanding Freshman Legislator, 2011; Prince George's County Educators' Association Award.
Biographical Information
Born, Brooklyn, New York, March 5; Attended Bowie High School, 1982; Catholic University, B.S., Nursing, 1987; Catholic University Columbia School of Law, J.D., 1992; Former Clinical Nurse, National Institutes of Health; Attorney; Bowie City Council Member at Large 2007-2010 (Council Liaison to the Education and Diversity Committee; the Prince George's Municipal Association;; the Metropolitan Council on Government; co-chair, the Children's National Medical Center on Advocacy and Public Policy); Member, St. Pius X Catholic Church; Married, Three children.
Last Updated: 10/15/2019 3:29 PM