Delegate Tawanna P. Gaines

2018 Regular Session

District 22, Prince George's County

Delegate Tawanna P. Gaines
Annapolis Address:121 House Office Building
6 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401

Phone: 410-841-3058 | 301-858-3058 | Toll-free in MD: 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3058
Fax: 301-858-3119
Interim Address:121 House Office Building
6 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401

Phone: 410-841-3058 | 301-858-3058
Fax: 301-858-3119
Contact:Contact Online or send email to:
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
Party Affiliation:Democrat

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Past House Service
2015Assistant Majority Leader
2007-2008Vice Chair, Prince George's County Delegation
2003-2007Deputy Majority Whip
2004-2006Vice Chair, Health and Human Resources Subcommittee of the Appropriations Committee
2005Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics
2003Public Safety and Administration Subcommittee of the Appropriations Committee
2002-2003Judiciary Committee
2002-2003Civil Law and Procedure Subcommittee of the Judiciary Committee
Public Service
2011-2012Joint Legislative and Executive Commission on Oversight of Public-Private Partnerships
2010-2012Blue Ribbon Commission on Maryland Transportation Funding
2015-Chesapeake Bay Commission
2014-2015Task Force to Study Lottery Revenue
2011-National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board
2008-2012Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission Committee, Prince George's County Delegation
2001-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)
2003-2008Bi-County Committee, Prince George's County Delegation
2005-Redistricting and Elections Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures
2002Law Enforcement and State-Appointed Boards Committee, Prince George's County Delegation
2000-2001Mayor, Town of Berwyn Heights
1998-2000Council Member, Town of Berwyn Heights
Former Member, Community Advisory Committee, Board of Education, Prince George's County
2007-Prince George's Hospital Center
2007-Executive Board, House of Delegates Speaker's Society
2000-2001Secretary, Maryland Mayors
1998-2001Vice President, Maryland Black Mayors
1999-Board of Directors, Prince George's Municipal Association
1990-1996President, Berwyn Heights Boys and Girls Club
President, Prince George's Elected Municipal Women
Treasurer, Women in Government Service
Former Member, Board of Directors, Dimensions Healthcare System
2015The Casper R. Taylor, Jr. Founder's Award, House of Delegates
2012-2013Legislative Chamption, Park Advisory Commission
2011Legislative Recognition Award, Maryland Association of Counties
2011, 2010Municipal Super Star, Maryland Municipal League
2010Legislative Leadership Award, Maryland Clean Energy Center
2009Distinguished Legislator Award, Maryland Municipal League
2008, 2007Certificate of Appreciation, Maryland Municipal League
2001Volunteer of the Year/Community Level, Prince George's County Federation of Parks and Recreation Councils
1998Woman of the Year, Berwyn Heights Boys and Girls Club
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-
Two children

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