Executive Board

 
 

President
Delegate Trent Kittleman

Delegate Trent Kittleman represents District 9A (Howard and Carroll Counties) in the Maryland House of Delegates. She serves on the Appropriations Committee including its Education and Economic Development Subcommittee and its Oversight Committee on Pensions Subcommittee. From 2015-19, she served on the Judiciary Committee and its Civil Law and Procedure Subcommittee. Delegate Kittleman is a member of the Veterans Legislative Caucus. Prior to her service in the State Legislature, she was a board member of Foundation of Howard County, Columbia Foundation and a Women's Giving Circle. She rived a Bachelor's degree in English and Math, a Master's degree from the University of North Carolina, and a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the University of Maryland School of Law.

 

Vice President
Delegate Carol Krimm

Delegate Carol Krimm represents District 3A (Frederick County) in the Maryland House of Delegates. She serves on the Appropriations Committee, including its subcommittee on Transportation and the Environment and its Oversight Committee on Pensions Committee. Delegate Krimm is the Chair of the Frederick County House Delegation and serves on the Joint Committee on Ending Homelessness and the Joint Committee on Pensions. She is associate member of the Maryland Legislative Latino Caucus, the Frederick County Veterans Advisory Council and the Task Force on Rural Internet, Broadband, Wireless, and Cellular Service. Delegate Krimm earned a Bachelors degree n Science and a Masters degree in business administration from Frostburg University.

 

First Vice President
Delegate Anne Healey

Delegate Anne Healey represents District 22 (Prince George’s County) in the Maryland House of Delegates. She is the Chair of the Rules and Executive Nominations Committee and a member of the Environment and Transportation Committee where she chairs the Subcommittee on Local Government and Bi-County Agencies. She is an associate member of the Veterans Caucus and the Latino Caucus. She served on the Ways and Means Committee for 16 years and was Vice-Chair for 10 years before becoming House Chair of the Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review (AELR) and moving to the Environmental Matters Committee, which has now become the Environment and Transportation Committee. In recent years, she was a member of the Task Force to Study Recording Deeds for Victims of Domestic Violence Task Force and a Study on a Post-Labor Day Start Date for Maryland Public School.  Delegate Healey earned a Bachelor’s degree from Marywood College and a Master’s degree from Catholic University of America.

 

 

Second Vice President
Delegate Lauren Arikan

Delegate Lauren Arikan represents District 7 (Baltimore and Harford Counties) in the Maryland House of Delegates. She is the Deputy Minority Whip in the Senate and serves on the Judiciary Committee including its Criminal Law and Procedure Subcommittee and its Juvenile Law Subcommittee. She is a member of the Hartford County Republic Women's Club and the Maryland Federation of Republican Women. Delegate Aikan is the Vice President, Victoria Russell Foundation and the founder of Love Maryland PAC - an organization dedicated to protecting parental rights and medical autonomy. Delegate Aikan earned a Bachelor’s Degree In English Language and Literature from the University of Baltimore.

 

Secretary
Delegate Leslie Lopez

Delegate Lesley Lopez represents District 39 (Montgomery County) in the Maryland General Assembly. She serves on the Judiciary Committee including its Juvenile Law and Public Safety Subcommittees, and also chairs the working group on gun legislation. Delegate Lopez is an associate member of the Maryland Legislative Latino Caucus. She is the chief communications officer for Run for Something - an organization that recruits and supports young diverse progressives to run for down-ballot races in order to build a bench for the future .  Delegate Lopez is also an adjunct faculty member at the George Washington University. She earned a bachelor’s degree in comparative politics from the University of California, San Diego and a M.P.S. in Management from George Washington University.

 

Treasurer
Senator Addie Eckardt

Senator Addie Eckardt represents District 37, Caroline (Dorchester, Talbot, and Wicomico Counties) in the Maryland Senate. She currently serves on the Budget and Taxation Committee,including its Health and Human Services Subcommittee and the Pensions Subcommittee. She is a member of the Joint Audit Committee, Joint Committee on Children, Youth, and Families, and the Joint Committee on Fair Practices and State Personnel Oversight. She previously served in the Maryland House of Delegates where she served as a member of the House Appropriations Committee as well as the House Special Task Force on Drug and Alcohol Abuse and the Joint Committee on Mental Health Access. Senator Eckardt received a R.N. from the Bryn Mawr Hospital School of Nursing and a Bachelors of Science and a Masters of Science from the University of Maryland School of Nursing.

 

At-Large Member
Delegate Edith Patterson

Delegate Edith Pattersdon represents District 28, Charles County in the Maryland House of Delegates. She is the chair of the Charles County House Delegation and the house chair of the Joint Committee on Protocol. Delegate Patterson serves on the Ways and Means Committee and three of its subcommittees including Local Revenues Subcommittee, Revenues Subcommittee and Education Subcommittee. She member of the Joint Committee on Ending Homelessness and the Veterans Caucus. Delegate Patterson is the first Vice-Chair of the Black Legislative Caucus and a member of the Veterans Caucus. She has held leadership positions in the Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland, the Task Force to Investigate the Challenges of and Opportunities for Minorities in Business, the Task Force to Combat Habitual Student Truancy and the Rural Maryland Council. Delegate Patterson earned a Bachelor of Science (Biology/Chemistry) from Virginia Union University, a master’s degree in Guidance & Counseling from Bowie State College, and a Ed.D, in Higher Education Administration from George Washington University.

 

At-Large Member
Delegate Shelly Hettleman

Delegate Hettleman represents District 11 (Baltimore County) in the Maryland House of Delegates. She serves on the Appropriations Committee and its Education and Economic Development Subcommittee and its Oversight Committee on Personnel. She is the House Chair of the Joint Audit Committee and the Vice Chair of the Baltimore County Delegation. She is also a member of the Joint Committee on Ending Homelessness and a study group on economic security. In 2017, Delegate Hettleman received the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence, Annual Legislative Award and the Maryland Association of Youth Service Bureaus, Cornerstone Award. She earned a Bachelors degree in Political Science from Northwestern University.