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This year, Del. Maggie McIntosh, D-Baltimore city,will close out a trailblazing 30-year career of service in the Maryland General Assembly.

Before her time as a delegate, she was a public school teacher in Baltimore City Public Schools, a federal lobbyist for Johns Hopkins University, an aide to U.S. Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski and a member of the Baltimore City Democratic Central Committee. In 1992, she was appointed to fill the District 43 seat when Del. Anne Scarlett Perkins resigned.

Throughout her three decades of service, she achieved several firsts in the assembly’s history. She was the first women to become House majority leader and serve as chair of the House Environmental Matters Committee and the House Appropriations Committee. McIntosh was also the first openly gay member of the Maryland General Assembly, coming out in 2000.

With her teaching background, McIntosh was a powerful advocate for education and worked to put together the reform package, the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future, and the school construction Built To Learn Act.

In her November announcement, McIntosh stated “I am so honored to have been a part of making policy that has and will continue to change Maryland for the better.”