Adelaide (Addie) C. Eckardt (R-SS37)
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Capitol: 301.858.3590
FAX: 301.858.3087
District: 410.221.6561
Room 322 James Senate Office Building 11 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401-1991

District Office:
601 Locust Street
Cambridge, MD 21613-1012
Elected: 2014    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: Richard (Dick) Eckardt   DOB: 9/8/1943
Committee Assignments
MemberSubcommittee on Capital Budget
MemberSubcommittee on Health and Human Services
MemberJoint Committee on Fair Practices and State Personnel Oversight
MemberSpecial Joint Committee on Pensions
MemberSenate Committee on Executive Nominations
ChairmanSenate Select Committee on Eastern Shore
MemberJoint Committee on Sexual Assault Evidence Kit Policy and Funding
MemberSenate Committee on Reapportionment and Redistricing
MemberJoint Committee on Audit and Evaluation
Co-ChairJoint Committee on Protocol
MemberJoint Committee on Children, Youth, and Families
MemberSenate Committee on Budget and Taxation
MemberJoint Committee on Administrative, Executive, and Legislative Review
MemberSubcommittee on Pensions
Counties Representing
Caroline / Dorchester / Talbot / Wicomico


Past Senate Service 2015 Joint Committee on the Selection of the State Treasurer Past House Service 2003-2014 Appropriations Committee 2003-2011 Joint Committee on Health Care Delivery and Financing 2003-2014 Joint Committee on Welfare Reform 2003-2009 Joint Committee on Fair Practices 1995-2007 Chair, Caroline County Delegation 2003-2006 Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics 2003 Acting Chair, Eastern Shore Delegation 2000-2003 Joint Technology Oversight Committee 1999-2003 Deputy Minority Whip 2005-2014 Joint Committee on Access to Mental Health Services 1999-2003 Real Estate and Housing Subcommittee of the Economic Matters Committee 1999-2003 Science and Technology Subcommittee of the Economic Matters Committee 1995-2003 Economic Matters Committee 1995-2003 Health Insurance Subcommittee of the Economic Matters Committee 2001 Special Committee on Gaming 1996-1997 Special Joint Committee on Competitive Taxation and Economic Development 2003-2014 Health and Human Resources Subcommittee of the Appropriations Committee 2003-2014 Oversight Committee on Pensions of the Appropriations Committee 2004-2014 Capital Budget Subcommittee of the Appropriations Committee 2003-2014 Spending Affordability Committee 2007-2014 Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive, and Legislative Review (AELR 1999-2014 Joint Committee on Children, Youth and Families 2009-2014 Joint Committee on Fair Practices and State Personnel Oversight 1995-2014 House Special Committee on Drug and Alcohol Abuse 1995-2014 Chair, Dorchester County House Delegation 2011-2014 Chair, Eastern Shore House Delegation Public Service 2019- Maryland Sexual Assault Evidence Policy and Funding Committee 2018- Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology, Inc., Board of Directors 2017-2018 Co-chair, Task Force to Study Tax Sales in Maryland 2017 Task Force on Rural Internet, Broadband, Wireless, and Cellular Service 2017- Maryland Commission on Suicide Prevention 2017-2018 Two Generation Family Economic Security Commission 2010 Girls' Services Strategic Plan Task Force, Dept. of Juvenile Services 2009-2015 Rural Maryland Council 2007-2008 Workgroup on Cultural Competency and Workforce Development for Mental Health Professionals 2007-2008 President, Women Legislators of Maryland 2006-2007 President-Elect, Women Legislators of Maryland 2005-2006 First Vice President, Women Legislators of Maryland 2005-2011 Mental Health Transformation Working Group 2004-2005 Second Vice President, Women Legislators of Maryland 2004 Delegate, Republican Party National Convention 2003-2004, 2000-2001, 1998-1999 Secretary, Women Legislators of Maryland 2003 Task Force to Study the Maryland Heritage Structure Rehabilitation Tax Credit Program 2002- Advisory Board, Institute for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement, Salisbury University 2001- Mid-Shore Regional Council 2001- Endorsement Committee, Women Legislators of Maryland 2001- Finance Committee, Women Legislators of Maryland 2001- Legislative Committee, Women Legislators of Maryland 2001- Tri-County Council for the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland 1999-2001 Governor's Task Force on Eastern Shore Economic Development 1998-2001 Availability Committee of Task Force to Study Increasing the Availability of Substance Abuse Programs Human Services and Welfare Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures Memberships 2007- Republican Party Caucus 2006- Maryland Veterans Caucus 2003- Taxpayers Protection Caucus 2003- Maryland Bicycle and Pedestrian Caucus 2002- Maryland Rural Caucus 2001- Maryland Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus 2001- Board of Directors, Leadership Maryland, Inc.

1989-1991 President, Maryland Nurses Association (Legislative Chair, 1986-89, 93-94) 1986-1994 Dorchester County Republican Central Committee 1993- Executive Committee, Maryland Hospital Association 1988- Board of Directors, Dorchester General Hospital Board Member, Chesapeake Health Planning Systems Maryland Nurses Association American Nurses Association American Ortho-Psychiatric Association Sigma Theta Tau Past President, Chesapeake Health Planning Systems Past Vice President, Chesapeake Health Planning Systems Awards 2017 President's Award, Community Development Network of Maryland 2015 Recognition Award (school funding and public health), Maryland Association of Counties 2009 John R. Hargreaves Distinguished Legislative Fellow, Salisbury University 2008 Certificate of Appreciation, Maryland Municipal League 2007, 2005, 2003 Maryland's Top 100 Women, Daily Record, Circle of Excellence 2003 Outstanding Rural Legislator Award, Rural Maryland Council 1992 Outstanding Board Member Award, Maryland Nurses Association 1991, 1986 Nurse of the Year, District 4, Maryland Nurses Association 1988 Rosalie S. Abrams Legislative Award, Maryland Nurses Association 1981 Psychiatric Nursing Award, University of Maryland Graduate School of Nursing Recognition for Ongoing Commitment to and Support for Children, Youth, and Families, Local Management Board Biographical Information Born, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, September 8, 1943 Marple Newton Senior High School, 1964 Bryn Mawr Hospital School of Nursing, R.N. Diploma, 1964 University of Maryland School of Nursing, B.S., 1978, M.S., 1981 Regional Team, Mental Hygiene Administration, 1983-85 Adjunct Faculty, Salisbury State University, 1985 Adjunct Faculty, University of Maryland School of Nursing, 1991-99 Psychiatric Nurse Clinical Specialist, Eastern Shore Hospital Center, 1985-2003 (employed since 1973) Married; three sons; nine grandchildren