[photo, Stephen S. Hershey, Jr., Maryland State Senator] STEPHEN S. HERSHEY, JR.
Republican, District 36, Caroline, Cecil, Kent & Queen Anne's Counties

Member of Senate since October 1, 2013. Minority Whip, 2015-. Member, Finance Committee, 2015- (health subcommittee, 2015-); Rules Committee, 2016-. Member, Joint Committee on Children, Youth, and Families, 2014-; Joint Committee on Cybersecurity, Information Technology, and Biotechnology, 2014-; Legislative Policy Committee, 2015-; Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics, 2015-; Joint Committee on Unemployment Insurance Oversight, 2015-. Member, Judicial Proceedings Committee, 2013-15; Joint Committee on Access to Mental Health Services, 2014; Joint Information Technology and Biotechnology Committee, 2014; Maryland Economic Development and Business Climate Commission, 2015-16. Chair, Kent County Delegation, 2013-; Queen Anne's County Delegation, 2013-; Caroline County Delegation, 2015-.

Member, Maryland Offshore Wind Business Development Advisory Committee, 2013-; Governor-elect's Transition Team, 2014-15. Board of Directors, Upper Shore Regional Council, 2014- (council member, 2011-). Member, Task Force on the Maryland Clean Energy Center, 2016-; Strategic Energy Investment Advisory Board, 2016-; Work Group on Rural Health Care Delivery, 2016-.

Member of House of Delegates, representing District 36, Caroline, Cecil, Kent and Queen Anne's Counties, January 12, 2011 to October 1, 2013. Deputy Minority Whip, 2013. Member, Economic Matters Committee, 2011-13 (banking, economic development, science & technology subcommittee, 2011-13; unemployment insurance subcommittee, 2011-13); Business Climate Work Group, 2013. House Chair, Queen Anne's County Delegation, 2011-13. Member, Maryland Veterans Caucus, 2012-13.

Member, Bainbridge Development Advisory Board, 2011-; Mid-Shore Regional Council, 2011-; Tri-County Council for the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland, 2011-.

Member, Economic Development Commission, Queen Anne's County, 2002-06.

Assistant Secretary of Planning, 2003-04. Assistant Secretary, Department of Natural Resources, 2004-06.

Born in Washington, DC, May 2, 1964. Attended Bowie High School, Bowie, Maryland; James Madison University; Catholic University of America, B.C.E. (civil engineering), 1987; George Washington University, M.B.A., 2002. Vice-President, Jones Lang LaSalle, a commercial real estate services company, 2006-. Vice-President, Trammell Crow Company, 1999-2003. President, Queen Anne's County Republican Club, 2002-04. Chair, Queen Anne's County Tricentennial Celebration Committee, 2004. Youth football coach, 2006-09. Delegate, Republican Party National Convention, 2012. Member, Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church, Centreville, Maryland. Married.

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