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Quick Facts
Personal Details

Alice Cain (Democrat) is a member of the Maryland House of Delegates, representing District 30A. Cain was elected to the office on November 6, 2018.

Education

  • Attended, Georgetown University, 2001-2003
  • BA, Political Science and Government, Gettysburg College, 1985-1989

Professional Experience

  • Attended, Georgetown University, 2001-2003
  • BA, Political Science and Government, Gettysburg College, 1985-1989
  • Executive Vice President/Policy & Parnerships, Teach Plus, 2011-present
  • Education Director, Hope Street Group, 2009-2011
  • Senior Education Policy Advisor, United States Representative George Miller/Committee on Education and Labor, United States House of Representatives, 2004-2009
  • Director of National Grassroots Advocacy Programs, Children's Defense Fund, 2002-2004
  • Public Policy Fellow, Fulbright New Zealand, 2000
  • Associate Director for State Policy/Senior Policy Analyst, National Institute for Literacy, United States Department of Education, 1995-1999
  • Legislative Aide, United States Senator Paul Simon/Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, 1990-1995

Political Experience

  • Attended, Georgetown University, 2001-2003
  • BA, Political Science and Government, Gettysburg College, 1985-1989
  • Executive Vice President/Policy & Parnerships, Teach Plus, 2011-present
  • Education Director, Hope Street Group, 2009-2011
  • Senior Education Policy Advisor, United States Representative George Miller/Committee on Education and Labor, United States House of Representatives, 2004-2009
  • Director of National Grassroots Advocacy Programs, Children's Defense Fund, 2002-2004
  • Public Policy Fellow, Fulbright New Zealand, 2000
  • Associate Director for State Policy/Senior Policy Analyst, National Institute for Literacy, United States Department of Education, 1995-1999
  • Legislative Aide, United States Senator Paul Simon/Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, 1990-1995
  • Delegate, Maryland State House of Delegates, District 30A, 2019-present
  • Candidate, Maryland State House of Delegates, District 30A, 2018

Current Legislative Committees

Member, Subcommittee on Education

Member, Subcommittee on Election Law

Member, Ways and Means

Religious, Civic, and other Memberships

  • Attended, Georgetown University, 2001-2003
  • BA, Political Science and Government, Gettysburg College, 1985-1989
  • Executive Vice President/Policy & Parnerships, Teach Plus, 2011-present
  • Education Director, Hope Street Group, 2009-2011
  • Senior Education Policy Advisor, United States Representative George Miller/Committee on Education and Labor, United States House of Representatives, 2004-2009
  • Director of National Grassroots Advocacy Programs, Children's Defense Fund, 2002-2004
  • Public Policy Fellow, Fulbright New Zealand, 2000
  • Associate Director for State Policy/Senior Policy Analyst, National Institute for Literacy, United States Department of Education, 1995-1999
  • Legislative Aide, United States Senator Paul Simon/Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, 1990-1995
  • Delegate, Maryland State House of Delegates, District 30A, 2019-present
  • Candidate, Maryland State House of Delegates, District 30A, 2018
  • Commissioner, Annapolis Education Commission, 2017-present
  • Elder, Christ Our Anchor Presbyterian Church, present
  • Volunteer, Everybody Wins When Adults Read with Children
  • Volunteer Tutor, Literacy Volunteers of DC
  • Teacher, The Academy of Hope
  • Volunteer Tutor, The Parent Connection
  • Founder, Walk a Mile in Your Sister’s Shoes
  • Member, State Commission on the Capitol City, 2019
Elections

2018

General election
General election for Maryland House of Delegates District 30A (2 seats)

Incumbent Michael Busch (D) and Alice Cain (D) defeated Chelsea Gill (R) and Bob O'Shea (R) in the general election for Maryland House of Delegates District 30A on November 6, 2018.

Candidate
%
Votes

Michael Busch (D)
32.6
20,080

Alice Cain (D)
29.3
18,070

Chelsea Gill (R)
19.6
12,097

Bob O'Shea (R)
18.4
11,324
Other/Write-in votes
0.1
53

Total votes: 61,624
Democratic primary election
Democratic primary for Maryland House of Delegates District 30A (2 seats)

Incumbent Michael Busch and Alice Cain defeated Aron Axe and Mary Reese in the Democratic primary for Maryland House of Delegates District 30A on June 26, 2018.

Candidate
%
Votes

Michael Busch (D)
40.2
5,832

Alice Cain (D)
28.0
4,053

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Aron Axe (D)
19.1
2,773

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Mary Reese (D)
12.7
1,841

Total votes: 14,499
Republican primary election
Republican primary for Maryland House of Delegates District 30A (2 seats)

Bob O'Shea and Chelsea Gill defeated B. Darren Burns and Doug Rathell in the Republican primary for Maryland House of Delegates District 30A on June 26, 2018.

Candidate
%
Votes

Bob O'Shea (R)
39.0
2,091

Chelsea Gill (R)
23.6
1,264

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B. Darren Burns (R)
19.8
1,064

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Doug Rathell (R)
17.6
945

Total votes: 5,364


Articles

Issue Position: Restore Our Trust in Government

Jan. 1, 2018

We deserve leaders we can trust and who will work across the aisle to get results. We deserve leaders who put integrity in practice every day and value the common good over individual gain. We also need to get "big money" out of politics. I am proud that my campaign is fueled by hundreds of individuals who have donated, not corporations. My dad served one term in the U.S. Congress -- his Dream Job. In 1965, he got to vote in support of the historic Voting Rights Act, and did so knowing that -- while he was on the right side of history -- many of his constituents were not and that he would lose re-election. Despite that loss, until the day he died he said casting that vote was the best thing he had ever done. I learned from him what real leadership looks like and I want to take the values that he taught me, through his actions, to the statehouse. I do not aspire to be a "politician." Instead I want to be a "public servant" who sees the role of legislator as one that is first and foremost about serving the greater good for the people of our community.

Issue Position: Address the Opioid Crisis

Jan. 1, 2018

It is a tragedy that there were 119 opioid deaths in Anne Arundel County in 2016, and 155 deaths -- and 1,097 overdoses -- in 2017. Despite prevention efforts like the very powerful "Not My Child" campaign the crisis continues. Anne Arundel County is one of the more disproportionately affected regions in the state. I will work to ensure access to treatment for individuals with substance use disorders and to ensure ready access to Naloxone. I strongly support the public health department's efforts to support 19 "peers" to assist with various recovery initiatives but we must do more. We must include peer expertise in prevention efforts as well as treatment and recovery. I strongly support the Safe Stations initiative as well. As an immediate next step, as Delegate, I would like to create a Task Force that includes people who have suffered from opioid addiction to get their input and ideas for how to address this public health emergency and save lives. I appreciate Anne Arundel County Public Schools' efforts to reinstate the DARE program (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) but am concerned by research showing that it is generally ineffective. Awareness and prevention are imperative and I would like to work with the school system to ensure that AACPS adopts the best possible prevention efforts.

Issue Position: Prevent Gun Violence

Jan. 1, 2018

We must bring some common sense to the gun debate. While I support the Second Amendment for handguns and rifles, the fact is no one outside of the military needs military-grade assault weapons or bump stocks like those used most recently in the Las Vegas tragedy. Research shows, and police reinforce, that common-sense public safety laws reduce gun violence and save lives. People with mental disorders associated with violence, or who have been convicted of domestic violence, should not have access to guns. A dangerous provision in Maryland law makes it too easy for convicted abusers to access guns, and the General Assembly must close this gap, as Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Nevada, Rhode Island, and Tennessee have already done. I support Everytown for Gun Safety efforts to close this loophole this legislative session. We can -- and must -- put an end to the 700 gun deaths that occur each year in Maryland, and we can do it while upholding the Second Amendment.