Kathleen M. Dumais

Kathleen M. Dumais DEMDemocrat

American politician

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Kathleen M. DumaisDEMDemocrat American politician
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Kathleen M. Dumais (born July 5, 1958) is an American politician who represented the 15th District of the Maryland House of Delegates, encompassing the western and northern portions of Montgomery County. Born in La Jolla, California, Dumais grew up in Maryland and eventually pursued a degree at the University of Maryland School of Law. As an attorney, she specialized in family and juvenile law and had a career-long interest in education, at one point working as a teacher in Montgomery County Public Schools. In 2002, Dumais was elected to the House of Delegates from District 15, which includes Potomac, Germantown, and a large swath of rural northern Montgomery County. She sat on the Judiciary Committee and has served on the Special Committee on Drug and Alcohol Abuse, the Rules and Executive Nominations Committee, and as the Parliamentarian for the House of Delegates. Dumais was the Majority Leader for the House of Delegates in 2019. In November 2021, Dumais resigned from the House of Delegates after being appointed to serve on the Montgomery County Circuit Court bench by Governor Larry Hogan.

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Education4 - 4 of 2
University of Maryland Francis King CareySchool of Law
JD
1980 - 1983
Mount Vernon College
BA Public Affairs and Government/Communications
1980
Past Positions1 - 11 of 11
Delegate
Maryland State House of Delegates
2002 - 2021
Majority Leader
Maryland State House of Delegates
2019
Parliamentarian
Maryland State House of Delegates
2007 - 2010
Senior Counsel
Ethridge Quinn Kemp McAuliffe Rowan & Hartinger
2011 - Current
Principal Attorney
Paley, Rothman, Goldstein, Rosenberg & Cooper
1996 - 2011
Attorney
Quinn, McAuliffe and Dumais
1989 - 1996
Employee
United States District Court for District of Maryland
1990
Assistant to Dean
University of Maryland University College Graduate School
1988 - 1989
Acting Administrative Assistant
Montgomery County Public Schools Office of Superintendent
1987 - 1988
High School Teacher
St. Elizabeth Seton High School, Bladensburg, Maryland
1986 - 1987
Teacher
United States History and Government, Saint Elizabeth Seton High School, Bladensburg
1986 - 1987
Other Experience1 - 54 of 54
Member
Task Force to Study Erroneous Conviction and Imprisonment
2017 - Current
Member
Justice Reinvestment Oversight Board
2016 - Current
Member
Justice Reinvestment Coordinating Council
2015 - 2016
Member
Task Force to Study Sports Injuries in High School Female Athletes
2014 - 2016
Senior Counsel
Ethridge, Quinn, Kemp, McAuliffe, Rowan & Hartinger
2011 - Current
Vice-President
Board of Directors, Saint Vincent Pallotti High School, Laurel
1998 - 2009
Member
Montgomery County Bar Foundation
1998 - 2006
Member
Task Force on Missing Vulnerable Adults
2004 - 2005
Member
Board of Trustees, Citizenship for Law-Related Education Program
2003 - Current
Member
Board of Trustees, Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Violence
2003 - Current
Barrister
American Inn of Court Montgomery County Chapter
1999 - 2002
Member
Executive Committee, Women's Bar Association of Maryland
1995 - 2002
Past President
Women's Bar Association of Maryland Montgomery County Chapter
1999 - 2002
Member
Alan J. Goldstein Chapter, American Inn of Court
1997 - 2000
Fellow
Maryland State Bar Foundation
1999 - Current
Member
Board of Directors, Summer Ridge Condominiums
1991 - 1999
Treasurer
Montgomery County Bar Foundation
1998 - 1999
Co-Chair
Montgomery County Bar Association Family Law Section
1997 - 1998
Barrister
American Inn of Court Montgomery County Chapter
1993 - 1996
Co-Chair
Montgomery County Bar Association New PractitionersÂ’ Section
1990 - 1992
Member
American Inn of Court Montgomery County Chapter
1990 - 1992
Pupil
American Inn of Court Montgomery County Chapter
1990 - 1992
Fellow
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.
Member
Women's Bar Association of Maryland
Member
Maryland State Bar Association, Family and Juvenile Law Section
Member
District 15 Democratic Club
Member
Women's Suburban Democratic Club
Member
District of Columbia Bar Association
Member
Commission on Child Custody Decision Making
2013 - Current
Member
Special Joint Commission on Public Safety and Security in State and Local Correctional Facilities
2013 - Current
Chair
Bi-County Agency Committee, Montgomery County Delegation
2008 - 2010
Chair
Family Law Subcommittee, Maryland State House of Delegates
2007 - 2010
Member
Family Law Subcommittee, Maryland State House of Delegates
2003 - 2010
Member
Maryland Alcohol Safety Action Program Committee
2010
Member
Maryland Access to Justice Commission
2008 - Current
Chair
Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission Matters Committee, Montgomery County Delegation
2007 - 2008
Member
Task Force to Combat Driving Under the Influence of Drugs and Alcohol
2007 - 2008
Chair
Montgomery County Delegation
2007
Member
Bi-County Committee, Montgomery County Delegation
2003 - 2007
Member
Estates and Trusts Subcommittee, Maryland State House of Delegates
2003 - 2006
Member
Legislative Committee, Women Legislators of Maryland
2006
Member
Juvenile Services Workgroup, Maryland State House of Delegates
2005
Legislative Representative
Montgomery County Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee
2004 - Current
Member
Women Legislators of Maryland
2003 - Current
Member
Maryland Green Caucus
2003 - Current
Former Member
Joint Committee on Children, Youth, Families, Maryland State House of Delegates
Former Member
Children, Youth, and Families Committee, Maryland House of Delegates
Former Member
Spending Affordability Committee, Maryland House of Delegates
Former Vice Chair
Judiciary Committee, Maryland State House of Delegates
Member
Task Force to Study Implementing a Civil Right to Counsel in Maryland
Member
Redistricting and Elections Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures, 2005-present
Member
Maryland Veterans Caucus, 2005-present
Member
Maryland Medical Marijuana Model Program Work Group, 2011-present
Member
Foster Care Court-Improvement Implementation Committee, 2007-present