Katie (Katie) Fry Hester (D-SS09)
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Capitol: 410.841.3671
FAX: 410.841.3395
District: 410.841.3671
Senator
Room 304 James Senate Office Building 11 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401-1991

District Office:
8267 Main Street
Ellicott, MD 21043
Elected: 2018    Next Election: 2026
Spouse: Bill   
Committee Assignments
ChairmanJoint Committee on Cybersecurity, Information Technology, and Biotechnology
MemberSubcommittee on Alcohol
MemberJoint Committee on Legislative Ethics
MemberSubcommittee on Energy
MemberSubcommittee on Environment
MemberJoint Committee on Audit and Evaluation
MemberSenate Committee on Education, Energy, and the Environment
Counties Representing
Carroll / Howard

Bio

First elected to the Maryland Senate in 2018. Member of the Senate since January 9, 2019.

Current Assignments 2023 Deputy Majority Whip 2023 Committee on Education, Energy, and the Environment 2023 Energy Subcommittee of the Committee on Education, Energy and the Environment 2023 Environment Subcommittee of the Committee on Education, Energy and the Environment 2019 Senate Chair, Joint Committee on Cybersecurity, Information Technology, and Biotechnology 2019 Joint Audit and Evaluation Committee 2023 Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics 2019 Women Legislators of Maryland Past Senate Service Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee, 2020-2023; Alcohol Subcommittee of the Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee, 2020-2023; Health Subcommittee of the Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee, 2020-2023; Judicial Proceedings Committee, 2019-2020; Senate Co-Chair, Joint Committee on Protocol, 2020-2023; Workgroup to Study Shelter and Supportive Services for Unaccompanied Homelss Minors, 2019-2020.

Public Service Maryland Consortium on Coordinated Community Supports, 2022-; Maryland Food System Resiliency Council, 2021-; Adaptive Reuse of Historic Properties Study, 2019-2020; Commission to Study Mental and Behavioral Health in Maryland, 2019-; Maryland Tourism Development Board, 2019-; Phosphorus Management Tool Transiion Advisory Committee, 2019-; Rural Maryland Council, 2019-.

Memberships Glen Mar United Methodist Church; Ellicott City and Western Howard County Democratic Club; Maryland First Responders; Wisp Ski Patrol; Mobilize HoCo Schools.

Biographical Information Cornell University, B.S. Agricultural and Biological Engineering, 1997; Arthur D. Little, Senior Analyst, 1998-2001; SustainAbility, Manager, Engaging Stakeholders, 2004-2007; SustainAbility, Manager Research and Advocacy, 2001-2009; The Partnering Initiative, Director, Americas Region. 2009-present; Married; two children.