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Senator King Elected Vice-Chair of Senate Delegation


The eight State Senators serving in Annapolis from Montgomery County have chosen Senator Jamie Raskin (D-D20) as their new Delegation Chairman and Senator Nancy King (D-D39) as their Vice-Chair.

Senator Raskin takes the reins from Senator Rich Madaleno, who has served the Montgomery Delegation as Chair for the last three years.

“I am thrilled to be taking on this assignment,” Raskin said. “We have the largest County delegation in the Senate and eight Members with extraordinary energy, knowledge and wisdom. I am delighted to be serving them and the people of our County in this important capacity.”

Senator King commented, “Our state and county are confronting some very difficult decisions. I am pleased to have the opportunity to serve with Senator Raskin and a team that is working towards fair and equitable solutions to these complex issues we are facing.”

Senator Raskin praised his predecessor for his leadership.

“Through tough times, Rich Madaleno has served us with remarkable energy and surpassing budget expertise and insight,” Raskin said. “I intend to call on him constantly for his mastery over the budget process. I will also be leaning heavily on Senator King, yet another superbly knowledgeable member of the Budget and Tax Committee. We have a great team in the Senate.”

Senator Madaleno said: "I congratulate my friends and colleagues Jamie Raskin and Nancy King on their election as the delegation's new chair and vice-chair. It has been a pleasure to work with Sen. Raskin over the past three years in helping to guide the delegation. Sen. Raskin is one of the most talented members of the Senate, and his unparalleled debating skills will serve our residents very well as he works with the Senate leadership. I am also confident that the new leadership team will continue to strengthen the excellent working relationship our delegation has developed with our colleagues in the House and on the county level."

Senator Raskin emphasized the importance of “unity and cohesion” in the Montgomery County Senate and House delegations. “We have invaluable ideas and insight to offer the state,” he said. “And when we stick together, we win. I am excited to be working with my House counterpart, Delegate Brian Feldman, all of our colleagues in both chambers, as well as County Executive Ike Leggett, Council President Valerie Ervin, the other members of the Council, and School Board President Chris Barclay and the other members of the Board."

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  • Senator King honored as one of 2014 Maryland's Top 100 Women


    Baltimore, Md., — The Daily Record named Senator Nancy J. King to its 2014 listing of Maryland’s Top 100 Women. The Daily Record’s Maryland’s Top 100 Women was started 18 years ago to shine the spotlight on accomplished women throughout the state,” said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, publisher of The Daily Record. “The honorees are women who excel at their jobs. They are keenly devoted to bettering the communities where they live and work. They devote their time, their talents and their mentoring skills to improving Maryland’s businesses, its residents, its communities and its future women leaders.” 

    The Daily Record began Maryland’s Top 100 Women in 1996 to recognize outstanding achievement by women demonstrated through professional accomplishments, community leadership and mentoring.  

    Three hundred and seventy women were nominated for the statewide honor. Nominees were asked to complete an application outlining their educational and career history, professional and community involvement, corporate and nonprofit board memberships and mentoring experience. They were encouraged to submit letters of recommendation from those who are familiar with their accomplishments professionally, in the community and through mentoring.

    A panel of judges comprised of business professionals and past Maryland’s Top 100 Women winners from throughout Maryland reviewedthe applications and selectedthis year’s honorees. 

    In 2014, 63 women are first-time recipients. Fifteen women will be inducted into the Circle of Excellence. Circle of Excellence honorees will receive the award for a third and final time.

    “Through Maryland’s Top 100 Women, The Daily Record recognizes 100 amazing leaders for stellar achievements in their careers, for their exemplary citizenship and for encouraging and shaping the lives of a younger generation through mentoring,” said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, publisher of The Daily Record. “These women share an amazing talent for balancing many facets of their lives. And we’re pretty certain they mastered what we all desire—the ability to get 25 hours of daily work done in an allotted 24.”

    The awards were presented at a cocktail reception on Monday, May 5, at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St., in Baltimore. For a full listing of this year’s Top 100 Women, click here.

  • Senator King to serve as President of the Women’s Caucus


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