Who is Kathy Szeliga

Kathy Szeliga (born October 10, 1961) is an American politician who has served as a Republican member of the Maryland House of Delegates since January 12, 2011, and as Minority Whip since 2013. Szeliga was the Republican nominee for the United States Senate in 2016 to replace Barbara Mikulski, who retired.

Szeliga began her political career as a legislative aide to Del. James M. Kelly of the Maryland House of Delegates and then for Del. John G. Trueschler, eventually becoming chief of staff for then-State Senator Andy Harris. She has served as minority whip in the House since 2013. Szeliga is the highest-ranking Republican woman in Maryland’s state legislature.


Szeliga earned her B.A. in Elementary Education from Towson University in 1994. Her professional experience includes working as a teacher and a small business owner.


Szeliga was assigned to the following committees:


Szeliga was assigned to the following committees:

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Szeliga served on the following committees:

Maryland committee assignments, 2015
• Environment and Transportation
• Rules & Executive Nominations
• Legislative Policy


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Szeliga served on these committees:

Note: Szeliga also served on the Oversight Committee on Pensions and the Subcommittee on Education and Economic Development.


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