[photo, Ariana B. Kelly, Maryland State Delegate] ARIANA BRANNIGAN KELLY
Democrat, District 16, Montgomery County

Member of House of Delegates since January 12, 2011. Deputy Majority Whip, 2016-. Member, Health and Government Operations Committee, 2011- (minority health disparities subcommittee, 2011-14; insurance subcommittee, 2011-17; estates & trusts subcommittee, 2015-16; public health & minority health disparities subcommittee, 2016-17; health facilities & occupations subcommittee, 2017; health facilities & pharmaceuticals subcommittee, 2017-; chair, health occupations & long-term care subcommittee, 2017-; member, insurance & pharmaceuticals subcommittee, 2019-); Joint Committee on Federal Relations, 2015-. House Chair, Joint Committee on Children, Youth, and Families, 2016-. Member, Protocol Committee, 2015. Chair, Democratic Caucus, Montgomery County Delegation, 2014- (bi-county agency committee, 2011-14; chair, economic development committee, 2015-). Member, Women Legislators of Maryland, 2011- (secretary, 2015; 2nd vice-president, 2015-16; president, 2017-18); Maryland Legislative Transit Caucus, 2019-. Associate member, Maryland Legislative Latino Caucus, 2015-.

Co-Chair, Work Group on Access to Habilitative Services Benefits, 2012-13. Member, Midwives Work Group (DHMH), 2012; Commission on the Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Passage of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, 2013-20; Task Force to Study Maternal Mental Health, 2015-16. Co-Chair, Task Force to Study Family and Medical Leave Insurance, 2016-18. Member, Advisory Council to the Children's Cabinet, 2019-.

Born in Bethesda, Maryland, December 7, 1976. Attended Ashburton Elementary School, Bethesda, Maryland; Tilden Intermediate School, Rockville, Maryland; Walter Johnson High School, Bethesda, Maryland; University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.A. (history), 2002. Volunteer coordinator, Travelers Aid International, 1999-2000. Annual Fund Manager, Girls Inc., 2000-02. National Judicial Education Program Associate, National Organization for Women Legal Defense and Education Fund, 2002. Executive Producer, Persephone Productions, "To the Contrary", airing on Public Broadcasting Service, 2004-05 (associate producer, 2002-04). Executive Director, NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland, 2005-08. National campaign director,, 2009-. Board of Directors, Democratic Women's PAC of Maryland, 2008-10. Member, Montgomery Women, 2009-; Women's Democratic Club, 2010-; Fort Sumner Citizens Association, 2010-. Choice Advocate of the Year Award, NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland, 2015, 2016. Legislator of the Year, Maryland Psychological Association, 2017. Legislative All Star Award, Maryland Retailers Association, 2018. Legislative Champion Award, Women Legislators of Maryland, 2018. Member, Tifereth Israel Congregation, Washington, DC. Two children.

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