Delegate Jhanelle Wilkins – Speaker
Maryland General Assembly


Member of House of Delegates since January 25, 2017. Parliamentarian, 2020-. Member, Ways and Means Committee, 2017- (education subcommittee, 2017-20; finance resources subcommittee, 2017-19; revenues subcommittee, 2019-20; early childhood subcommittee, 2021-; chair, election law subcommittee, 2021-). Member, Opioid Work Group, 2018. Chair, Land Use, Transportation and Public Safety Committee, Montgomery County Delegation, 2019- (member, 2017-; caucus chair, 2019-). Member, Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland, 2017- (parliamentarian, 2020-); Maryland Legislative Latino Caucus, 2017-21; Women Legislators of Maryland, 2017- (executive board, at large, 2017-18); Maryland Legislative Transit Caucus, 2019.

Member, Task Force on Restraint and Seclusion, 2017; Work Group to Study the Maryland State Department of Education and the Maryland Higher Education Commission, 2019; Maryland Complete Count Committee, 2019-20; Student Data Privacy Council, 2019-20.

Member, Committee Against Hate/Violence, Montgomery County, 2010, 2014.

Born in Kingston, Jamaica, May 29, 1988. Attended William Penn High School, New Castle, Delaware; University of Delaware, B.A. (sociology), 2009; American University, M.P.A. (social policy), 2011. Director, State and Local Government Affairs, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, 2018- (senior field manager, 2014-18; field manager, 2011-14). Member, Montgomery County Democratic Central Committee, 2014-17. Board of Directors, New Leaders Council Maryland, 2018-; Renters Alliance of Montgomery Council, 2015-. Member, African-American Democratic Club of Montgomery County, 2016-; Montgomery County Young Democrats. Member, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., 2006-. Dorothy Davidson Award, Montgomery County Young Democrats, 2015. Legislative Champion Award, Women Legislators of Maryland, 2018. Legislative All Star, Maryland Retailers Association, 2018. Empowering Women Award, YWCA of National Capital Area, 2018.


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