Sheila Ruth is a lifelong resident of Maryland. She grew up in Howard County, attended Glenelg High School, and has lived in Westview Park in Baltimore County for over 30 years. In 1995, she earned a B.S. degree in Liberal Arts and Technology with highest honors from Villa Julie College, now Stevenson University.
In January, 2020, she was appointed to fill a vacancy in the Maryland House of Delegates representing District 44B in western Baltimore County. Prior to that, she served 2 years on the Baltimore County Democratic State Central Committee. Her top issues are the environment, civil rights & racial justice, fair and affordable housing, equitable and accessible mass transit, universal healthcare, mental health, small business, and campaign finance reform.
Professionally, Delegate Ruth is a freelance web developer. She also founded a small press publishing company, and is currently the Executive Director of the Cybils Awards, a non-profit children’s and young adult book award.