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Senator Stephen S. Hershey, Jr.

Hershey, Stephen S., Jr.
Kent, Queen Anne's, Cecil, and Caroline
Committee Assignment(s)
Executive Nominations Committee
Finance Committee
Rules Committee
Annapolis Info
423 James Senate Office Building
11 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone 410-841-3639 | 301-858-3639
Toll-free in MD 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3639
Fax 410-841-3762 | 301-858-3762
Interim Info
423 James Senate Office Building
11 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone 410-841-3639 | 301-858-3639
Fax 410-841-3762 | 301-858-3762
District 36
Hershey, Stephen S., Jr.
Appointed to the Senate September 18, 2013. Sworn in October 1, 2013. First elected to the Maryland Senate in 2014. First elected to the Maryland House of Delegates, 2010. Member of the House 2011-2013.
Current Assignments
2023 Minority Leader
2015 Finance Committee
2023 Rules Committee
2023 Executive Nominations Committee
2023 Spending Affordability Committee
2023 Legislative Policy Committee
2015 Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics
2014 Joint Committee on Cybersecurity, Information Technology and Biotechnology
2023 Commission on Transportation and Infrastructure Needs
2014 Maryland Veterans Caucus (House Member 2012-2013)
Past Senate Service
Minority Whip, 2015-2020; Legislative Policy Committee, 2015-2020; Executive Nominations Committee, 2015-2020; Health Subcommittee of the Finance Committee, 2015-2019; Energy and Public Utilities Subcommittee of the Finance Committee, 2019-2023; Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive, and Legislative Review (AELR), 2019-2023; Judicial Proceedings Committee, 2013-2014; Rules Committee, 2016-2021; Special Joint Legislative Committee to Select the State Treasurer, 2023; Joint Committee on Unemployment Insurance Oversight, 2014-2023; Joint Information Technology and Biotechnology Committee, 2014; Joint Committee on Access To Mental Health Services, 2014; Joint Covid-19 Response Workgroup, 2020; Maryland Clean Energy Center Task Force, 2016-2017; Marijuana Legalization Work Group, 2019.
Past House Service 2011-2013
Deputy Minority Whip, 2013; Economic Matters Committee, 2011-2013; Banking, Economic Development, Science, and Technology Subcommittee of the Economic Matters Committee, 2011-2013; Unemployment Insurance Subcommittee of the Economic Matters Committee, 2011-2013; Chair, Queen Anne’s County House Delegation, 2011-2013.
Public Service
Alternate Member, Southern States Energy Board, 2019-; Strategic Energy Investment Advisory Board, 2016-; Oyster Advisory Commission, 2016-; Workgroup on Rural Health Care Delivery, 2016-2017; Maryland Clean Energy Center Task Force, 2016-2017; Maryland Economic Development and Business Climate Commission, 2015-2016; Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology, Inc., Board of Directors, 2015-2018; Board of Directors, Upper Shore Regional Council (member, 2011), 2014-; Maryland Offshore Wind Business Development Advisory Committee, 2013-; Bainbridge Development Advisory Board, 2011-; Mid-Shore Regional Council, 2011-; Tri-County Council for the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland, 2011-; Economic Development Commission, Queen Anne's County, 2002-2006; Chair, Queen Anne's County Tricentennial Celebration Committee, 2004.
President, Queen Anne's County Republican Club, 2002-2004.
Biographical Information
Born, Washington, DC, May 2, 1964; Bowie High School, 1982; James Madison University; Catholic University of America, Washington, D. C., B.C.E., Civil Engineering, 1987; George Washington University, M.B.A., 2002; Vice President, Trammell Crow Company, 1999-2003; Assistant Secretary, Maryland Department of Planning, 2003-04; Assistant Secretary, Department of Natural Resources, 2004-06; Vice President, James Lang LaSalle (commercial real estate), 2006-; Youth Football Coach, 2006-09; Member, Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church, Centreville; Married.
Last Updated: 10/11/2023 10:49 AM
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