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Bryan W. Simonaire

State Senator – Dist. 31
Maryland Senate Minority Leader

When state Sen. Bryan W. Simonaire was first elected to the Maryland Senate in 2006 from Anne Arundel County, he was the first Republican to ever win the seat. Serving as minority leader since 2020, he is a member of a number of committees including the Health, Education and Environmental Affairs Committee.

Born in Baltimore, the Bob Jones University graduate served as a computer systems engineer for Westinghouse for nearly 10 years. In 1995, he began working for Northrup Grumman as a senior systems engineer. He earned his master’s degree in engineering science from Loyola College in 2005.

What is your proudest professional accomplishment?

My proudest professional accomplishment is being able to turn “a passion to help people” into a tangible reality, such as passing legislation to help our military and veterans, helping vulnerable child witnesses through my courthouse dog program and providing tax relief to our seniors. Additionally, being the voice of the people in Annapolis has been inspiring and humbling at the same time.

What’s is the most important life lesson you learned?

At the end of the day, success is not about personal accomplishments, but about how I helped my fellow neighbor in life. Time is precious and while my focus gets distracted at times, I strive to remember that investing in people is the most important and rewarding part of life.