About Sheila

I bring to this work a deep passion for justice and a commitment to improve the lives of district residents and all Marylanders. Before becoming a delegate, I was an activist working on issues such as racial equity, climate justice, fair democracy, immigrant rights, transit equity, and a living wage. I was a lead organizer in the coalition that worked to pass the Baltimore County HOME Act to prohibit housing discrimination by source of income.

I was appointed to the House of Delegates in January, 2020, where I serve on the Environment and Transportation Committee.

I’ve served on the Baltimore County Democratic Central Committee and was the first Chair of the Maryland Democratic Party’s Progressive Diversity Leadership Council. In 2017 I founded the Baltimore County Progressive Democrats Club.

I live with my husband and two cats in Westview Park, where I’ve lived for over thirty years. I have one adult son who lives with his wife in New Hampshire. Professionally I’m a web developer, and I’m currently Executive Director of the Cybils Awards for children’s and young adult literature. I’ve long been passionate about children’s literature and the impact diverse books can have on a child’s life.

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