Senator Delores G. Kelley

2019 Regular Session

District 10, Baltimore County

Senator Delores G. Kelley
Annapolis Address:302 James Senate Office Building
11 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401

Phone: 410-841-3606 | 301-858-3606 | Toll-free in MD: 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3606
Fax: 410-841-3399
Interim Address:302 James Senate Office Building
11 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401

Phone: 410-841-3606
Fax: 410-841-3399
Contact:Contact Online or send email to:
Tenure:Member of the House of Delegates from January 9, 1991 to January 11, 1995 representing District 42, Baltimore City and Baltimore County. First elected to the Senate in 1994. Member of the Senate since 1995.
Current Assignments:2016- Vice Chair, Judicial Proceedings Committee
2015- Vice-Chair, Executive Nominations Committee (Chair, 2007-2014: Member, 1998-)
2017- Maryland Health Insurance Coverage Protection Commission
1995- Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland, Inc. (Chair, Health Care Committee, 2000; Vice-Chair, Historically Black Colleges and Universities Committee, 2001-)
1995- Legislative Black Caucus con't (Judicial Nominating Committee, 2001 -; Historian, 2008-2011, 2012 - 2016) )
1991- Women Legislators of Maryland
2015- Maryland Veterans Caucus
Party Affiliation:Democrat

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Past Senate Service
1998-2016Senate Finance Committee
2003-2015Health Subcommittee of the Finance Committee
2015-2016Chair, Property and Casualty Subcommittee of the Senate Finance Committee
2011-2014Senate Vice Chair, Joint Committee on Health Care Delivery and Financing
2015-2017Joint Committee on Ending Homelessness
2012-2014Task Force to Study Economic Development and Apprenticeships
2007-2017Joint Committee on Unemployment Insurance Oversight
2007-2011Co-Chair, Joint Committee on Access to Mental Health Services
2005-2007Joint Committee on Access to Mental Health Services
1999-2007Senate Chair, Joint Committee on Fair Practices
2003-2007, 1998-2000Vice-Chair, Executive Nominations Committee
2001-2003Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review
1999-2003Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics
1999-2000Legislative Policy Committee
1999Welfare Reform Subcommittee of the Finance Committee
1995-1998Senate Chair, Joint Committee on Federal Relations
1995-1998Judicial Proceedings Committee
1995-1998Joint Committee on Protocol
Past House Service 1991-1995
1993-1994Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review
1991-1994Environmental Matters Committee
Public Service
2017-Maryland Sexual Assault Evidence Kit Policy and Funding Committee
2017-Task Force to Study Erroneous Conviction and Imprisonment
2014-2015Task Force to Study Access to Pharmacy Services in Maryland
2011Task Force on the Membership and Operation of the Baltimore County Board of Education
2011-2012Maryland Foreclosure Task Force
2010-2013Maryland Council for Educator Effectiveness
2010Alzheimer's Work Group, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
2008-2010Co-Chair, Commission to Study the Title Insurance Industry in Maryland
2009-2010Continuing Care Advisory Committee, Department of Aging
2008-Human Services and Public Safety Committee, Southern Legislative Conference
2008, 2004Presidential Elector, Maryland
2007-2008Task Force to Study the Developmental Disabilities Administration Rate-Payment System
2007-2008Workgroup on Cultural Competency and Workforce Development for Mental Health Professionals
2007Co-Chair, Task Force to Study Identity Theft
2006-2007Aging Workgroup, Governor-Elect's Transition Team
2006-Vice Chair, Legislative Committee, Interstate Insurance Product Regulation Commission
2005-2006Senate Special Commission on Electric Utility Deregulation Implementation
2005-2006Task Force on Common Ownership Communities
2005-2006Committee on Unemployment Insurance Oversight
1996-2006Co-Chair, Legislative Action Team, Family Violence Council
1995-2006Family Violence Council
2005-State Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Board
2003-2005Oversight Committee on Quality of Care in Nursing Homes
1999-2005State Commission on Infant Mortality Prevention
1998-2005Governor's Council on Adolescent Pregnancy
2004Senate Special Commission on Medical Malpractice Liability Insurance
2003-2004Task Force on Access to Mental Health Services
2003-2004Unemployment Insurance Funding Task Force
2003-Maryland Education Council, Education Commission of the States
2001Task Force to Study Repealing the Disenfranchisement of Convicted Felons in Maryland
2000-National Conference of State Legislators (Health Committee, 2005; Vice Chair, Financial Services Committee, 2005-2007)
2000-National Conference of State Legislators (Chair, Communications, Financial Services & Interstate Commerce Committee 2007-2008)
2000-2001Task Force to Study College Readiness for Disadvantaged and Capable Students
2000-2001Task Force to Study the Licensing and Monitoring of Community-Based Homes for Children
1996-State Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy
1999Chair, Home Builders Registration Work Group
1997-2000Adoption Oversight Team, Department of Human Resources
1997-1999Task Force to Study Anti-Asian Violence
1996-Maryland Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy
1998-Maryland Medicaid Advisory Committee
1997-1998Article 27 (Crimes and Punishments) Revision Committee
1995-Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland, Inc. (Chair, Health Care Committee, 2001 -; Vice-Chair, Historically Black Colleges and Universities Committee, 2001-)
1995-Legislative Black Caucus (Judicial Nominating Committee, 2001 -; Historian, 2008-2011, 2012-2016)
1995Maryland Delegate, White House Conference on Aging
1995Governor's Commission on Adoption
1995Governor's Task Force on Judicial Nominating Commissions
1991-Women Legislators of Maryland ( President, 1998-1999, Chair Legislative Committee, 1992, co-chair 2011-13; Historian 2014-)
1991-1995State Commission on Hereditary and Congenital Disorders
1986-1990Secretary, Maryland Democratic Party
1988Delegate, National Democratic Party Convention; Platform Committee
1980-1988Mayor's Mental Health Advisory Council, Baltimore City
1981-1985Values Education Commission
1995-Baltimore County Democratic Central Committee
1995-President, Tenth District Democratic Club
1990-1992President, Black-Jewish Forum of Baltimore (BLEWS)
1986-1989Baltimore Urban League Board
1988-Institute for Christian-Jewish Studies
1987-Board of Directors, Vice Chair, Harbor Bank of Maryland
1982-1986Democratic State Central Committee
1982-1983Fellow (Academic Administration), American Council on Education
1978-1982Panelist, Reviewer, National Endowment for the Humanities
Baltimore Chapter, National Coalition of 100 Black Women
Chair, Trustee Board, Union Baptist Church
2009-2010Certificate of Appreciation, Maryland Municipal League
2009Defender of the Defender Award, Office of Public Defender
2008Municipal Super Star, Maryland Municipal League
2004, 1999, 1996Maryland's Top 100 Women, Daily Record, (Circle of Excellence)
1998Legislator of the Year Award, Domestic Violence Network of Maryland
1997Dorothy Beatty Memorial Award, Women's Law Center of Maryland
1996Champion for Children Award, Maryland Foster Care Review Board
1996First Annual Racial Justice Award, YWCA of Greater Baltimore
1995Legislative Leader Award, Maryland Commission for Women
Biographical Information
Born, Norfolk, Virginia, May 1, 1936
Booker T. Washington High School, Norfolk, 1952
Virginia State College, B.A., Philosophy, 1956
New York University, M.A., Education, 1958
Purdue University, M.A., Communications, 1972
University of Maryland College Park, Ph.D., American Studies, 1977
Educator: Coppin State College, 1973-2004, Former Dean
Married, Three children

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