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Geraldine Valentino-Smith

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Deputy Majority Whip, Maryland State House of Delegates (2015 - Present)

Maryland State House, 23A (2010 - Present)

Quick Facts
Personal Details

Geraldine Valentino-Smith is a Democratic member of the Maryland House of Delegates, representing District 23A. She was first elected to the chamber in 2010. Valentino-Smith is running for re-election in the primary on June 26, 2018. The general election will take place on November 6, 2018.

Valentino-Smith earned her B.S. in Nursing from Catholic University in 1987 and her J.D. from Columbia School of Law in 1992. Her professional experience includes working as an attorney and a clinical nurse at the National Institutes of Health.

Education

  • JD, Columbia School of Law, Catholic University, 1992
  • BS, Nursing, Catholic University of America, 1987

Professional Experience

  • JD, Columbia School of Law, Catholic University, 1992
  • BS, Nursing, Catholic University of America, 1987
  • Former Clinical Nurse, National Institutes of Health

Political Experience

  • JD, Columbia School of Law, Catholic University, 1992
  • BS, Nursing, Catholic University of America, 1987
  • Former Clinical Nurse, National Institutes of Health
  • Deputy Majority Whip, Maryland State House of Delegates, 2015-present
  • Delegate, Maryland State House of Delegates, District 23A, 2010-present
  • At Large Member, Bowie City Council, 2007-2010

Former Committees/Caucuses

Former Member, Death with Dignity Workgroup, Maryland State House of Delegates

Former Member, Joint Committee on Children, Youth, and Families, Maryland State House of Delegates

Member, Juvenile Grant Planning and Review Council, 2011-present

Appointed Boards Committee, Member, Law Enforcement and State Appointed Boards Committee, Prince George's County Delegation, 2013-present

Member, Maryland Veterans Caucus

Former Member, Subcommittee on Health and Human Resources, Maryland State House of Delegates

Member, Task Force on Military Service Members, Veterans and the Courts, 2012

Member, Climate, Energy and Environment Policy Committee, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, 2009-2010

Member, Metropolitan Development Policy Committee, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, 2008-2010

Current Legislative Committees

Member, Appropriations

Member, Audit and Evaluation

Co-Chair, Ending Homelessness

Member, Oversight Committee on Personnel

Member, Subcommittee on Capital Budget

Vice Chair, Subcommittee on Health and Social Services

Member, Workgroup on the Assessment and Funding of School Facilities

Co-Chair, Workgroup to Study Shelter and Supportive Services for Unaccompanied Homeless Minors

Religious, Civic, and other Memberships

  • JD, Columbia School of Law, Catholic University, 1992
  • BS, Nursing, Catholic University of America, 1987
  • Former Clinical Nurse, National Institutes of Health
  • Deputy Majority Whip, Maryland State House of Delegates, 2015-present
  • Delegate, Maryland State House of Delegates, District 23A, 2010-present
  • At Large Member, Bowie City Council, 2007-2010
  • Member, Prince George's County Juvenile Court and School Safety Work Group, 2013-present
  • Member, Women Legislators of Maryland, 2011-present
  • Member, Board of Directors, Commonwealth Mutual Insurance Company of America
  • Member, Board of Directors, Prince George's Municipal Association
  • Member, Bowie State University Foundation Board
  • Member, Committee on Advocacy and Public Policy, Children's National Medical Center
  • Member, Finance Committee, Commonwealth Mutual Insurance Company of America
  • Chair, Legislative Committee, Prince George's Municipal Association
  • Member, Maryland Nurses Association
  • Member, Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member, National Foundation for Women Legislators
  • Member, Prince George's County Bar Association
  • Member, Saint Pius X Catholic Church
  • Member, Soroptimist International, Bowie-Crofton
  • Member, Women's Bar Association of Maryland
  • Member, Young Men's Democratic Club
  • Member, Prince George's County School Construction Master Plan Work Group, 2018
  • Member, Two-Generation Family Economic Security Commission, 2017-2018
  • Member, Justice Reinvestment Coordinating Council, 2015-2016
  • Member, Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission Committee, Prince George's County Delegation, 2011-2012