Delegate Kathleen Dumais

Democrat, Maryland House of Delegates District 15


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 four 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 the vice chair of the judiciary committee, I also serve as a member of the Justice Reinvestment Oversight Board tasked with implementing comprehensive criminal justice reform.

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!


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P.S. Check out my most recent podcast below!

By Thomas Wenz, Public Information Officer Nadine Maeser, Asst. Public Information Officer ANNAPOLIS – Every day, judges determine whether defendants, after being charged with criminal offenses, will be in the community or in detention pending their court date. Pretrial supervision services are an alternative for defendants who do not need to be detained, but would [...]

Maryland tops states in decline of prison population, report shows

By Michael Dresser | The Baltimore Sun A worker walks through the South Wing at the Maryland House of Correction, which closed in 2007. staff photo/Barbara Haddock Taylor – 9/18/12 (Barbara Haddock Taylor / Baltimore Sun) Maryland has surged to the front of a national trend of states reducing their prison populations, according to a [...]

Maryland passes bill to expand post-conviction relief

Many bills remained in the balance as the minute hand ticked toward midnight on April 9, the last of Maryland’s 90-day legislative session. Among them was legislation addressing the rights of criminals to petition for post-conviction relief — a process of challenging a conviction in court. Until two years ago in Maryland, filing a petition [...]