Mary Ann (Mary Ann) Lisanti (D-34ab)

State Delegate Mary Ann Lisanti

Mary Ann (Mary Ann) Lisanti (D-34ab)
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Capitol: 301.858.3331
FAX: 301.858.3002
District: 443.502.0762
Room 415 Lowe House Office Building 6 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401-1912
6 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401-1912
Residence:Havre de Grace, MD

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Mary Ann Lisanti was sworn into the 435th Session of the Maryland House of Delegates on January 14, 2015. Having achieved much for her district and Maryland during her first term, Delegate Lisanti was overwhelmingly re-elected to a second four-year term in 2018. She remains consistently honored and thrilled to serve the wonderful residents of District 34A. A native of Havre de Grace, Maryland, Delegate Lisanti is credited with writing forward-thinking public policy legislation throughout her career. According to the Aegis/Baltimore Sun , "incumbent Mary Ann Lisanti has arguably been Harford County's most effective legislator the past four years and deserves a shot at a second term." She passed more than thirty pieces of legislation that has been signed into law. She has successfully brought over 1.4 million dollars in direct bond bill funding to her district for local projects and passed bills to reduce taxes, support the military, reform elections, provide consumer protection, and enhance environment security. In September of 2019, Speaker Adrienne Jones appointed Delegate Lisanti to the House Ways and Means Committee. She previously served under late Speaker Michael Busch on the Economic Matters Committee, subcommittees on Alcoholic beverages and business Regulations. Delegate Lisanti also held leadership appointments as Chair of the Subcommittee and Joint-Chair of the Unemployment Insurance Oversight Committee. She continues to serve as the House of Delegates Member on the Maryland Cyber Security Council, Rural Maryland Council, Military Installation caucus, Veteran's caucus, and Task force on Rural Internet. Before being elected to two terms in the Maryland General Assembly, Mary Ann earned the public's trust while serving two terms as a member of the Harford County Council. During her eight years as the only woman on the County Council, she was a strong voice for economic development and common-sense development. She passed landmark bills concerning school construction and childhood obesity. She wrote several bills to support community development, legislative oversite on BRAC (military base re-alignment), smart zoning, and environmental protection. Mary Ann has volunteered her time and expertise to serve on various local boards and commissions. She was appointed by the President of the United States, Barrack Obama, to the Chesapeake National Historic Trail Advisory Board, the first water-based trail in the United States. Two Maryland Governors, Martin O'Malley and Lawrence Hogan, have appointed her to serve consecutively as Vice Chairman of the State's Growth Commission, a role she continues to fulfill. Previously she served as Chairman on the Local Government Advisory Committee, which is a formal advisory committee chartered under the Congressional Federal Advisory Committee Act that provides advice and recommendations to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Mary Ann lives in her childhood home in Havre de Grace, Maryland and is devoted to her long-time life partner John Van Gilder. She dedicated her personal life to care for her father and mother until their deaths in 1989 and 2014 respectively. Mary Ann and John spend their leisure time exploring the world and sharing their passion for the protection of wildlife and the natural environment through their photography. Mary Ann has visited all 50 United States and 47 foreign nations.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2014    Next Election: 2022
DOB: 10/27/1967
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