Melony (Melony) Griffith (D-SS25)
Email - Web Site

Capitol: 410.841.3127
FAX: 301.858.3733
District: 410.841.3127
Room 220 James Senate Office Building 11 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401-1991

District Office:
11 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401-1991
Elected: 2018    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: Robin   DOB: 6/5/1963
Committee Assignments
ChairmanSubcommittee on Health and Human Services
MemberSubcommittee on Pensions
MemberJoint Committee on Legislative Ethics
MemberSpecial Joint Committee on Pensions
MemberJoint Committee on Spending Affordability
MemberSenate Committee on Reapportionment and Redistricing
MemberJoint Committee on Children, Youth, and Families
MemberSenate Committee on Budget and Taxation
MemberSubcommittee on Capital Budget
MemberSenate Committee on Executive Nominations
Ex-OfficioJoint Committee on Legislative Policy
Counties Representing
Prince George's


Tenure First elected to the Maryland Senate in 2018. Member of the Senate since January 9, 2019 Member of the Maryland House of Delegates 1999 to 2015.

Current Assignments 2020 President Pro Tem 2019 Budget and Taxation Committee 2020 Chair, Health and Human Services Subcommittee of the Budget and Taxation Committee 2020 Capital Budget Subcommittee of the Budget and Taxation Committee 2019 Pensions Subcommittee of the Budget and Taxation Committee (Chair, 2019) 2019 Executive Nominations Committee 2020 Legislative Policy Committee 2019 Joint Committee on Pensions ( Senate Chair, 2019) 2019 Spending Affordability Committee 2019 Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics 2020 Joint Committee on Children, Youth, and Families 2021 Legislative Redistricting Advisory Commission 2022 Reapportionment and Redistricting Committee 2019 Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland 2019 Women Legislators of Maryland 2019 Maryland Veterans Caucus Past Senate Service Education, Business, and Administration Subcommittee of the Budget and Taxation Committee, 2019-2020; Senate Chair, Special Joint Legislative Committee to Select the State Treasurer, 2021; Joint Covid Response Workgroup, 2020; Marijuana Legalization Work Group, 2019.

Public Service Procurement Improvement Council, 2021-; Council for the Procurement of Health, Educational, and Social Services, 2020-; Task Force on Reconciliation and Equity, Morgan State University, 2020-.

Awards Legislator of the Year, AARP, 2021; Arts Service Award, CAPPA Performing Arts, 2021; Senator of the Year, Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland, 2020; Legislator of the Year, The ARC, 2020; Airmen and Family Appreciation Award, Andrews Business and Community Alliance, and Business Roundtable, 2019; Go To Bat Award, District Heights Family and Youth Services Bureau, 2019; Inabel Burns Lindsay Social Work Education Leadership Award, Howard University School of Social Work, 2018.

Biographical Information Born, Abilene, Texas, June 5, 1963; Charles M. Russell High School, Great Falls, Montana; Eastern Montana College, B.S. Psychology, Criminology, and Rehabilitation, 1985; Howard University, M.S.W. , 1987; Project Coordinator, National Basketball Players Association Health Education Project, The Johns Hopkins University, 1992-1993; Senior Program Officer, Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC, 1998-2004; Director, Center for Healthy Lifestyle Initiatives, Prince George's County Health Department, 2005-2009; Vice President for Governmental and External Affairs, Greater Baden Medical Services, 2009-2018; Clinical Social Worker, Public Health Specialist and Workshop Facilitator; Deputy Director, Prince George's Arts and Humanities Council, 2016-2021; Two children.