Chestertown, MD, November 12, 2003 — The Washington College Democrats will host Maryland Delegate Maggie L. McIntosh (D-Baltimore City) speaking on “The Future of Maryland Politics,” Tuesday, November 18 at 6 p.m. in the College's Hynson Lounge. The event is free and the public is invited to attend.
Serving in the Maryland House of Delegates since November 1992, McIntosh has held numerous leadership positions. Prior to her election, she served on several boards for organizations such as Action in Maturity, Charles Village, Greater Homewood, and the New Democratic Club. McIntosh is active in the Maryland Democratic Party and served for eight years as a member of the Democratic Central Committee from Baltimore City. She is a former teacher in the Baltimore Public School System and an Adjunct Professor at Catonsville Community College and the University of Baltimore. In her legislative work, she still retains a great passion for ensuring the rights of Maryland's children.
Prior to her election, McIntosh served as State Director and Campaign Manager for U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Maryland) and as the Associate for Federal Relations at Johns Hopkins University. The first female Majority Leader and Majority Whip, McIntosh is now the current Chair of the Environmental Matters Committee. She continues the Democratic goals of commitment to public education, environment and healthcare, as well as working to provide a safety net for those citizens who are desperately in need of help.
In addition to being named one of Maryland's Top 100 Women, McIntosh was honored by the Women's Law Center and awarded the Dorothy Beatty Memorial Service Award for her work on behalf of expanding the legal rights and protections for all women and their families. She has been recognized by several organizations for her work in the legislature. Common Cause, the Maryland Social Workers Association, Maryland Food Committee, Foster Care Review Board and Action for the Homeless have all honored the work she has done on behalf of Marylanders.
Her November 18th talk will discuss many controversial issues facing the state— from legislation protecting the environment and the agriculture industry to gay and lesbian marriage and the chances of the Maryland Legislature falling into Republican control. Finally, McIntosh will share her thoughts on the 2004 election, what the major issues will be, whether Democrats are presenting themselves as moderate or liberal, and which is the best way for the Democratic Party to take back the White House in 2004.