Shane (Shane) E. Pendergrass (D-SH13A)
Email - Web Site

Capitol: 301.858.3139
FAX: 301.858.3409
District: 301.858.3139
Delegate
Room 241 Taylor House Office Building 6 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401

District Office:
6 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
Elected: 1994    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: James William (Bill) Pendergrass   DOB: 3/14/1950
Committee Assignments
Chair EmeritusHouse Committee on Health and Government Operations
Ex-OfficioSubcommittee on Public Health and Minority Health Disparities
Ex-OfficioSubcommittee on Government Operations and Health Facilities
Ex-OfficioSubcommittee on Health Occupations and Long Term Care
Ex-OfficioSubcommittee on Insurance and Pharmaceuticals
MemberHouse Committee on Rules and Executive Nominations
Ex-OfficioJoint Committee on Legislative Policy
Counties Representing
Howard

Bio

First elected to the Maryland House of Delegates, 1994. Member of the House since 1995.Current Assignments2017Chair, Health and Government Operations Committee 2007- House Committee on Rules and Executive Nominations 2007- Legislative Policy Committee 2020Joint Covid-19 Response Workgroup 1995- Women Legislators of Maryland 2019Maryland Legislative Latino Caucus, Associate Member Past House Service House Chair, Workgroup on Death with Dignity, 2015; Joint Oversight Committee on the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange, 2014-2017; Vice Chair, Health and Government Operations Committee, 2007-2017; Chair, Insurance Subcommittee of the Health and Government Operations Committee, 2005-2017; Estates & Trusts Subcommittee of the Health and Government Operations Committee, 2015-2017; Deputy Majority Leader, 2007; Health Facilities and Occupations Subcommittee of the Health and Government Operations Committee, 2007-2015; Minority Health Disparities Subcommittee of the Health and Government Operations Committee, 2006; 2011- House Vice Chair, Joint Committee on Health Care Delivery and Financing, 2011-2014; Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive, and Legislative Review, 2003-2006; Chair, Health Occupations Subcommittee of the Health and Government Operations Committee, 2005; Pharmaceuticals Subcommittee of the Health and Government Operations Committee, 2003-2005; Joint Committee on Health Care Delivery and Financing, 2003-2005; Health Insurance Subcommittee of the Health and Government Operations Committee, 2003-2004; Long Term Care Subcommittee of the Health and Government Operations Committee, 2003-2004; Joint Technology Oversight Committee, 2000-2003; Vice Chair, Science and Technology Subcommittee of the Economic Matters Committee, 1999-2002; Health Insurance Subcommittee of the Economic Matters Committee, 1996-2002; Economic Matters Committee, 1995-2002; Workers' Compensation Subcommittee of the Economic Matters Committee, 1995-1996. Public Service Joint Legislative Task Force on Small-Group Market Health Insurance, 2005-2007; Task Force to Study Electronic Health Records, 2005-2007; Chair, Howard County Delegation, 2005-2007, 1997-2000; Health Information Technology Champions (HITCH), National Conference of State Legislatures, 2006-; Health Chairs Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures, 2005-; Medical Malpractice Insurance Workgroup, 2004; Task Force on Access to Mental Health Services, 2003-2004; State Advisory Council on Pain Management, 2003; Health Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures, 2002-; Commerce and Communications Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures, 1995-2002; Endorsement Committee, Women Legislators of Maryland, 2001-; State Commission on Neighborhoods, 1995-1996; Women's Legislative Network, National Conference of State Legislatures, 1995-; County Council, Howard County, 1986-1994; Chair, County Council, Howard County, 1993, 1990, 1989. Memberships Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, 2005-; Milbank Foundation, 2003-. Awards Certificate of Appreciation, Howard County NAACP Youth Council, 2009; Outstanding Conservation Award, Audubon Society of Central Maryland, 2009; The Ruth Keeton Award for Dedicated Service to the Citizens of Howard County, Howard County Women's Bar Association, 2007; Advocacy Award, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, 2006; Legislative Sponsor Award, Maryland Children's Action Network, 2006, 2005; Maryland's Top 100 Women, Daily Record, 2005; Eugene McCreary Award, Maryland Optometric Association, 2005; Outstanding Conservationist of , Audubon Society of Central Maryland, 2004; 100% Environmental Record Award, Maryland League of Conservation Voters, 1994-2004; Senator James Clark Award for Distinguished Public Service to the People of Columbia, Howard County Democratic Party, 2003; Legislator of the Year, Maryland Cares, 2002; Conservationist of the Year, Audubon Society of Central Maryland, 2001; Outstanding Individual Award, The Arc of Howard County, 2000; Tera Partner Award for Spearheading Creation of Howard County Technology Incubator, Center for Business and Technology Development, 2000. Biographical Information Born in Los Angeles, California; University of Illinois, B.F.A., (fine arts), cum laude, 1973, M.A. (fine arts), 1974; Art Instructor, Aurora University, 1974-1975; Art Therapist, Children's Unit, Edgemont Hospital, 1977; Program Coordinator, Edgemont Hospital, 1978; Art Teacher, Severn School, 1974-1975; Howard County Council, 1986-1994; Married; two children.