Delegate Kathleen Dumais

Democrat, Maryland House of Delegates District 15

Welcome!

On February 12th I was honored to receive the Casper Taylor Jr. Founder's Award. This award is particularly special and I was completely surprised and incredibly humbled to have been selected. Every year, this award is announced on the floor of the House during the morning session and is always a closely guarded secret until the presentation. It was a lovely day - with members of my family and my law firm in the gallery to surprise me as well! The plague reads, "As a member of the House of Delegates you have shown steadfast commitment to public service and the integrity of this great institution. You embody the concept of One Maryland."


My neice Meah Konstanzer, myself, and Speaker Michael Busch

Earlier that same week, Senator Brian Frosh and I were honored by Marylanders Against Gun Violence for our key leadership roles in enacting the life-saving Firearms Safety Act of 2013. The awards were at Harry Browne’s as part of an award presentation by the Maryland Public Health Association. The Maryland Public Health Association also honored Senator Frosh as well as presenting an environmental health award to Delegate Jim Hubbard from the Maryland Environmental Health Network.

“Senator Brian Frosh and Delegate Kathleen Dumais were the two key legislative leaders who made the life-saving Firearms Safety Act of 2013 a reality, “ said Vincent DeMarco, President of Marylanders To Prevent Gun Violence. “We are proud to give both of them our very first Gun Violence Prevention Champion Awards. They both played a critical role in drafting our new gun violence prevention law and working hard to get it passed in Committee and on the Floor. We look forward to working with them to make sure this law is fully implemented to save as many lives as possible in our state.”


Senator Brian Frosh, myself, and Delegate Jim Hubbard

Thank you so much for these honors!



Dear Friends,

It is such an honor and privilege to represent the 15th Legislative District in the Maryland House of Delegates. I truly enjoy serving as a Delegate and I am proud of our accomplishments.

After the 2006 election, Speaker Busch appointed me to the leadership position of Parliamentarian of the House of Delegates. Soon after the November 2010 election, Busch promoted me to vice chair of the judiciary committee. During my first two terms I sponsored over 100 bills, primarily making improvements in the areas of domestic violence and family and juvenile law. I continue to successfully marshal through legislation in the areas of consumer protection, law enforcement, drunk driving and estate planning. In addition to serving as House Parliamentarian, I also serve as the chair of the Family Law Subcommittee.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss specific issues, please e-mail or call my legislative office. Simply visit the "Contact" tab at the top right of the navigation bar for more information.

Thank you for the opportunity to serve you. I appreciate and value your support and your vote!

Sincerely,



On Monday, February 10 at 6pm in Annapolis, Marylanders to Prevent Gun Violence will present its first Gun Violence Prevention Champion Awards to Senator Brian Frosh and Delegate Kathleen Dumais for their key leadership roles in enacting the life-saving Firearms Safety Act of 2013. The awards will be presented at Harry Browne’s, 66 State Circle, [...]

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