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Lisa A. Gladden

In office
2003 – present
Preceded by Barbara Hoffman

In office
1997 – 2003
Preceded by Wendell Phillips
Succeeded by Jill P. Carter
Constituency District 41, Baltimore City

Born October 6, 1964 (1964-10-06) (age 45)
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Residence Baltimore, Maryland
Occupation Attorney

Lisa A. Gladden is an American politician from Maryland and a member of the Democratic Party. She is currently serving in her 2nd term in the Maryland State Senate, representing Maryland's District 41 in Baltimore City.



Born in Baltimore, Maryland on October 6, 1964, Gladden attended Duke University and the University of Maryland School of Law before entering practice as an attorney in the Office of the Public Defender. She was active with the American Bar Association, the Alliance of Black Women Attorneys, and with the Democratic Party. [1]

In the legislature

Gladden was first elected to and served as a member of House of Delegates from January 13, 1999 to January 8, 2003. During that time she was a member of the Judiciary Committee and chaired its criminal justice subcommittee from 1999 to 2003. She was also a member of the Liaison Work Group in the Baltimore City Delegation from 1999 to 2003. Gladden was elected to the Maryland State Senate in 2002, and was re-elected in 2006. She has been heavily mentored and risen quickly through the ranks, currently holding the position of Majority Whip. Gladden is also vice-chair of the Judicial Proceedings Committee, the Maryland State Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy and a member of the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland.

  • Legislative notes
  • 2006
    • voted for the Healthy Air Act in 2006 (SB154)[4]
  • 2007
    • voted in favor of prohibiting ground rents in 2007(SB106)[5]
    • voted in favor of the Tax Reform Act of 2007 (HB2)[6]
    • voted in favor of slots (SB3)[7]

Democratic party activist

Gladden campaigning in Columbia, S.C. a day before the democratic primary there.

In December 2007, Gladden was chosen by the Obama for President campaign to appear on the ballot, in the Maryland democratic presidential primary, as a female delegate for Obama from Maryland's 7th congressional district. [8] Gladden campaigned in Ohio, South Carolina, Pennsylvania and Maryland for Obama during the primary campaign. She finished first among the female delegates in the Maryland Democratic election and went to the 2008 Democratic National Convention, in Denver Colorado, as a delegate committed to Barack Obama. Along with Maryland Delegate Curt Anderson, Gladden served as co-chair of the Baltimore for Obama campaign in both the 2008 primary and general elections.


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