Delegate Kathleen Dumais

Democrat, Maryland House of Delegates District 15

Welcome!

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!

Sincerely,


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By Brian Witte | https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/new-gun-control-laws-taking-effect-in-maryland/2018/10/01/6119fe5a-c59f-11e8-9c0f-2ffaf6d422aa_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.03c0821c0f71 ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Gun-control advocates in Maryland said Monday a new law will save lives by enabling courts to temporarily restrict firearms access for people found to be a risk to themselves or others. The new red flag law went into effect on the one-year anniversary of the nation’s deadliest mass [...]

As Anne Arundel police prepare for ‘red flag’ gun seizures, law’s sponsor holds Capital Gazette shooting victim close

By Nicole Gaudiano | The Capital Maryland Del. Geraldine Valentino-Smith hasn’t been able to bring herself to delete a voicemail message that John McNamara left two months ago, about an hour before he and four other Capital Gazette staffers were shot to death. The reporter called that day to discuss the primary election. But he [...]

Maryland grapples with national crisis of mental illness in jails

Prison by Zlatko Vickovic with Flickr Creative Commons License By Meg Tully | MarylandReporter.com A man shot in Silver Spring recently is a stark example of the importance of police training in responding to those in mental health crisis, says the incoming vice chair of the Maryland Senate’s Judicial Proceedings Committee. Responding to a report by [...]