Geraldine (Geraldine) Valentino-Smith (D-SH23A)
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Room 403 Lowe House Office Building 6 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401-1912

District Office:
6 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401-1912
Elected: 2010    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: P.J. Smith   DOB: 3/5/1964
Committee Assignments
Vice ChairSubcommittee on Health and Social Services
MemberOversight Subcommittee on Personnel
Co-ChairJoint Committee on Ending Homelessness
MemberJoint Committee on Audit and Evaluation
MemberHouse Committee on Appropriations
Counties Representing
Prince George's


First elected to the Maryland House of Delegates, 2010. Member of the House since 2011.Current Assignments2015Deputy Majority Whip 2016Appropriations Committee 2016Vice-Chair, Health and Social Services Subcommittee of the Appropriations Committee (Member, 2016) 2016Oversight Committee on Personnel of the Appropriations Committee 2019Joint Audit and Evaluation Committee 2019Chair, Joint Committee on Ending Homelessness (Member, 2016) 2019Assessment and Funding of School Facilities Workgroup 2019House Study Group to Study Economic Stability 2011- Women Legislators of Maryland 2012Maryland Veterans Caucus 2015Maryland Legislative Latino Caucus, Associate Member Past House Service Capital Budget Subcommittee of the Appropriations Committee, 2019-2021; Judiciary Committee, 2011-2016; Chair, Family Law Subcommittee of the Judiciary Committee, 2015-2016; Juvenile Law Subcommittee of the Judiciary Committee, 2011-2016; House Chair, Spending Affordability Committee, 2020; Workgroup on Death with Dignity, 2015; Affordable Care Act (ACA) Workgroup, 2018; Joint Committee on Children, Youth and Families (House Chair 2015-2016), 2015-2017; First Vice-Chair, Prince George's County House Delegation, 2015-2018; Chair, Education Committee, Prince George's County House Delegation, 2017-2018. Public Service Prince George's County School Construction Master Plan Work Group, 2018; Two-Generation Family Economic Security Commission, 2017-2018; Justice Reinvestment Coordinating Council, 2015-2016; Prince George's County Juvenile Court and School Safety Workgroup, 2013-2014; Law Enforcement and State Appointed Boards Committee, Prince George's County Delegation, 2013-2016; Maryland Organization of Nurse Executives Advisory Board for the Nurse Graduate Residency Program, 2013-2018; Task Force on Military Service Members, Veterans and the Courts, 2012-2014; Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission Committee, Prince George's County Delegation, 2011-2012; Governor's Juvenile Grant Planning and Review Council, Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention, 2011-2017; Climate, Energy and Environment Policy Committee, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, 2009-2010; Metropolitan Development Policy Committee, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, 2008-2010; Bowie City Council, Member At Large, 2007-2010. Memberships National Foundation for Women Legislators; Bowie State University Foundation Board; Young Men's Democratic Club; Soroptimist International, Bowie-Crofton; Honorary Member of the Free State Marine Detachment #544 Marine Corps League. Awards Arc of Maryland, Legislator of the Year, 2020; Department of Defense-Certificate of Appreciation for Leadership for service members 7 families, 2018; Community Action Partner Award Maryland Community Action Partnership, 2018; Prince Georges County Municipal Association and Maryland Municipal League Award, 2017; American Veteran's A. Leo Anderson Memorial Freestate Award of Excellence, 2017; Maryland State Medical Society Legislative Award, 2016; Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility Outstanding Commitment and Leadership in the Fight Against Drunk Driving and Underage Drinking, 2016; Maryland Nurses Association Service Award, 2015; Washington Regional Alcohol Program's WRAPPY Award for Public Service, 2014; Outstanding Friend of Maryland Municipal League, 2014; Maryland State's Attorneys' Association Legislator of the Year, 2014; Maryland Municipal League Certificate of Appreciation, 2013; Maryland Nurse's Association, Legislator of the Year Award, 2012; Martin Luther King Commemoration Award, 2012; Department of Maryland Disabled American Veterans Outstanding Freshman Legislator, 2011; Prince George's County Educators' Association Award, 2011. Biographical Information Born, Brooklyn, New York, March 5, 1964; Attended Bowie High School, 1982; Catholic University, B.S., Nursing, 1987; Catholic University Columbia School of Law, J.D., 1992; Former Clinical Nurse, National Institutes of Health; Member, Maryland Bar; Bowie City Council Member at Large 2007-2010 (Council Liaison to the Education and Diversity Committee; the Prince George's Municipal Association;; The Metropolitan Council on Government; co-chair, the Children's National Medical Center on Advocacy and Public Policy); Member, Sacred Heart Catholic Church.