Delegate Sheila E. Hixson

2019 Regular Session

District 20, Montgomery County

Delegate Sheila E. Hixson
Annapolis Address:131 House Office Building
6 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401

Phone: 410-841-3469 | 301-858-3469 | Toll-free in MD: 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3469
Interim Address:131 House Office Building
6 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401

Phone: 301-858-3469
Contact:Contact Online or send email to:
Tenure:First elected to the Maryland House of Delegates, 1978. Member of the House since 1976: appointed August 24 and sworn in September 7, 1976.
Current Assignments:2017- Chair Emeritus, Ways and Means Committee
1993- House Committee on Rules and Executive Nominations
1993- Spending Affordability Committee
1976- Women Legislators of Maryland
Party Affiliation:Democrat

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Past House Service
1993-2017Chair, Ways and Means Committee
1993-2017Legislative Policy Committee
1993-2011Joint Audit Committee (formerly Budget and Audit Committee)
2009-2010Joint Legislative Workgroup to Study State, County, and Municipal Fiscal Relationships
1993-2003Management Subcommittee of the Legislative Policy Committee
2002, 1996Joint Committee on the Selection of the State Treasurer
2001-2002Speaker's Advisory Committee on Legislative Redistricting
2001Co-Chair, Special Committee on Gaming
1993-1998Joint Protocol Committee
1996-1997Chair, Special Joint Committee on Competitive Taxation and Economic Development
1995-1996Joint Committee on State Economic Development Initiatives
1994Joint Transportation Financing Committee (Transportation 2000)
1987-1992House Chair, Joint Committee on Federal Relations
Public Service
2013-2016Commission on the Establishment of a Maryland Educators Service Memorial
2012Workgroup to Consider Gaming Expansion
2009-2010College Success Task Force, P-20 Leadership Council of Maryland
2008-, 2001-2003Legislative Advisory Council, Southern Regional Education Board
2008-2010Maryland Business Tax Reform Commission
2007-2014County Affairs Committee, Montgomery County Delegation
2006-2007Transit Funding Study Steering Committee
2006-2007Executive Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures
2002-2004Task Force to Study Public School Facilities
2003-Budgets and Revenue Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures
2003Task Force to Study the Maryland Heritage Structure Rehabilitation Tax Credit Program
2002-2003Streamline Sales Tax Implementing States Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures
2002-2003Commission on Maryland's Fiscal Structure
2001-2002Chair, Fiscal Affairs and Government Operations Committee, Southern Legislative Conference
2001-2002Chair, Fiscal Affairs Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures
1992-2002Commission on Education Finance, Equity, and Excellence
2000-2001Special Commission to Study Sexual Orientation Discrimination in Maryland
2000Transit Policy Panel
1999Commission on Transportation Investment
1997-1999Commission to Study Ways to Improve the Financial Viability of the Racing Industry
1986-1999Governor's Council on Child Abuse and Neglect
1997-1998Task Force on Education Funding Equity, Accountability, and Partnerships
2014Delegate, Southern Regional Education Board Legislative Work Conference
1997-1998Task Force to Study Retail Electric Competition and the Restructuring of the Electric Utility Industry
1995Joint Executive-Legislative Task Force to Study Commercial Gaming Activities in Maryland
1995Special Joint Task Force on Transportation
1988-1995Work Force Investment Board
1994Governor's Commission on Competitive Forces Facing Maryland's Horse-Racing Industry
1993-1994Joint Task Force on Maryland's Procurement Law
1992-1993President, Women Legislators of Maryland
1987-1992Advisory Commission on Federal-State-Local Relations
1983-1985Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect
1983-1984Governor's Task Force on Time-Sharing
1981-1984Forest Land Task Force
1982-1983Mosquito Control Committee
Former Member, Bi-County Committee, Montgomery County Delegation
2003-Maryland Bicycle and Pedestrian Caucus
2003-Board Member, Hearts and Homes for Youth
2003-Pyramid Atlantic
Montgomery County Democratic Central Committee
National Capital Democratic Club
Women's National Democratic Club
Women's Suburban Democratic Club
Eastern Montgomery, Kensington, Wheaton Democratic Club
National Organization for Women (NOW)
National Professional and Business Women's Organization
National Association of Sunday School Instructors
Plowmen & Fishermen
2017The Casper R. Taylor, Jr. Founder's Award, House of Delegates
2015Dr. Nancy S. Grasmick Leadership Award in Early Care and Education, Maryland Family Network
2007-2011Certificate of Appreciation, Maryland Municipal League
2009, 2007, 2000Maryland's Top 100 Women, Daily Record, Circle of Excellence
2006John R. Hargreaves Distinguished Legislative Fellow Award, Instutute for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement, Salisbury University
1996, 1984Legislator Recognition Award, Maryland Association of Counties
Biographical Information
Born, L'Anse, Michigan, February 9, 1933
L’Anse High School
Northern State Teachers College, B.A.
Head Start Teacher, Detroit, Michigan, 1960-62
Former Campaign Manager and Aide to U.S. Representative William D. Ford of Michigan
Former Administrative Assistant, Democratic National Committee
Four children

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