Senator Jim Rosapepe is a champion of working and retired families, who has strongly supported efforts to create jobs, expand health insurance, and protect senior citizens. He has fought to improve local public schools, boost the University of Maryland, and clean up the Chesapeake Bay. In 2006, Jim was elected to the Maryland Senate where he serves as Vice Chair of the Senate Budget & Tax Committee.
Delegate Joseline Peña-Melnyk lives in College Park with her husband and three children. She has made a career working in the public interest as a prosecutor for the Department of Justice, a guardian for foster children, and as a court-appointed defense attorney. Joseline is fluent in written and spoken Spanish. She serves as Vice Chair of the House Health and Government Operations Committee.
Delegate Ben Barnes has worked professionally as an advocate for civil rights and is currently a practicing community lawyer. Ben serves as Chief Deputy Majority Whip and sits on the House Appropriations Committee. As a delegate, Ben has sponsored legislation to protect victims of domestic violence, to hold banks and big business accountable, and to advance civil rights.
Delegate Mary Lehman is a lifelong resident of Prince George’s County and lives in West Laurel with her husband and family. She served as the District 1 Prince George’s County Councilwoman from 2010 to 2018 and is a champion of environmental stewardship, including a robust renewable energy standard to combat global warming. She is also an advocate for a strong pre-K to 12 public education system and government that is as open and transparent as possible. She serves on the House Environment and Transportation Committee and serves on the Anne Arundel County Education Subcommittee.