First Openly Gay And Longtime Baltimore Rep. Is Retiring

What’s happening?

After three decades representing Baltimore on the Maryland General Assembly, Delegate Maggie McIntosh will retire at the end of 2022. McIntosh, who represents the 43rd District, was the first openly gay assembly member and first woman to serve as House Majority Leader and chair the House Appropriations Committee.

Tell me more about Del. McIntosh’s background. 

Born in Kansas, she worked in the Baltimore City Public School system in the 1970s and later as an adjunct at the Catonsville Community College. Before taking her seat on the assembly, she served as the campaign director and state director for U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski. While on the assembly, she was an associate for federal relations at Johns Hopkins University. 

Anything else I should know? 

Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott said in a tweet about McIntosh: “No one embodies what it means to be a fighter for Baltimore like Maggie… in her decades of service, she has been a stateswoman who stands up for our children and those who have been left behind.”

You can read more here. 


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