Delegate Ariana Kelly, Maryland Women's Legislative Caucus
6 Bladen Street
Women Legislators of Maryland is the bipartisan Caucus of the 60 diverse women State Senators and Delegates serving in Maryland’s General Assembly. The first Women’s Caucus in the nation, we work together to improve women’s lives through public policy and increase the number of women elected and appointed to public office in Maryland.
Incoming President Delegate Ariana Kelly's background in women’s advocacy is extensive, including having served as Executive Director at NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland and Pay Equity Campaign Director at MomsRising. A specialist in women’s health and economic security, Delegate Kelly has passed landmark legislation making Maryland first in the nation for access to contraception, as well as legislation requiring parental leave, investing in child care, and expanding sex education to include curriculum on consent. In 2010, she was elected to Maryland's House of Delegates representing the 16th District, which includes Bethesda, Chevy Chase and Potomac. A Deputy Majority Whip, Delegate Kelly serves on the legislature's Health and Government Operations Committee, and Chairs the Health Occupations and Long Term Care Subcommittee and Montgomery County Delegation Economic Development Committee. She also Chairs the Joint Committee on Children, Youth, and Families and the Task Force to Establish Paid Family Leave.