Mary-Dulany James: A Record of Leadership
A Readiness for the Senate

Mary-Dulany James

Mary-Dulany James serves as a leader on the Appropriations (Budget) Committee, where she chairs the Health and Human Resources Subcommittee. This area represents the largest part of the State’s budget, is often complex, and ultimately touches the lives of all Marylander's and includes the budget of the important Department of Child Protective Services.

Prior to her chairmanship on the Health and Human Resources Subcommittee, Delegate James was Vice-Chairman of the Subcommittee on Transportation and the Environment and Chairman of the House Pension Subcommittee, where she worked to dramatically improve the teacher pension system.

As the only member of the Harford County Delegation to serve on a budget committee, Delegate James has secured hundreds of millions of dollars for Harford County public schools, the community college, hospitals, road improvements, and countless other local projects.

Educated in the public schools of Harford County, Mary-Dulany graduated from Havre de Grace High School early and entered the University of Maryland College Park under an early admission program, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree with Honors. She then attended the University of Maryland School of Law, where she graduated with High Honors. For many years, Mary-Dulany worked in some of the State’s most prestigious law firms and became a partner with the national law firm of Venable LLP. She is currently a partner in the local Harford County firm of James and Zink.

Mary-Dulany has served on a number of Boards including the Sexual Assault Research Center, better known as SARC, where she was very proud of her efforts to create and fund Harford County’s first battered women and children’s shelter. Delegate James was also appointed by the Governor to serve on the board of the Chesapeake Bay Trust, known throughout the State for promoting education about and protection of the Bay, and is well-known for its “Treasure the Bay” license plates.

To know much more about the many accomplishments of Mary-Dulany, please read the individual summaries on “The Issues” she has championed for us over the past decade. All her hard work and success for our area make her the ideal NEXT SENATOR FROM HARFORD COUNTY.