Diana Fennell
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Diana Fennell Serving The People of Maryland.

Diana M. Fennell (Democrat) is a career public servant and a true champion of the people. First elected to office in 1995 as a Council Member for the Town of Colmar Manor Fennell later went on to become the town’s Mayor and served faithfully in this post from 2000 to 2010. In 2014, backed by the staunch support of the citizens of District 47-A Diana Fennell was proudly elected to serve in the Maryland House of Delegates. In 2018 Fennell was re-elected to this same office in what was widely considered as a ‘landslide victory’ and has represented her District in stellar fashion to this very day. Among her countless accomplishments Delegate Fennell has also applied her trade as Community Advisory Coordinator for the Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department.



Important to all residents of District 47-A is the trust and reassurance of knowing that their elected officials are working diligently on their behalf while likewise serving in a manner that is befitting of their vote. With an eye toward key agendas such as improving education, increased job opportunities, affordable housing for our beloved families and seniors, continued economic development, as well as supporting law enforcement and first responders, improvements to infrastructure all while keeping the Arts close to our hearts I look forward to building upon the success of my first term, and I’m equally excited about laying the groundwork for a brighter and more prosperous future for our District in my second assignment as your Delegate. 

In politics sound leadership is an absolute must, and as I continue to work toward bringing our District the services, resources, and opportunities it so deserves I promise to remain committed to the task entrusted to me on November 6, 2018. Of course none of this would be possible without the favor of God upon my life, the loving support of my dear husband of 31 years Jeffrey Fennell Sr. and my two beautiful children DeJanee and Jeffrey Jr. Thank you all so much for allowing me to do what I do!

Current Assignments 

2019- Deputy Majority Whip
2019- Chair, County Affairs (Prince George’s)
2019- Banking, Consumer Protection, and Commercial Law of the Economic Matters Committee
2019- Property and Casualty Insurance Subcommittee of the Economic Matters Committee
2017- Economic Matters Committee
2017- 2nd Vice Chair, Prince George's County Delegation
2015- Member, Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland, Inc. (Secretary, 2015 )
2015- Women Legislators of Maryland
2015- Maryland Veterans Caucus

Past House Service

2017-2019 Banking, Economic Development, Science & Technology Subcommittee of the Economic Matters Committee
2017-2019 Business Regulation Subcommittee of the Economic Development Committee
2015-2017 Ways and Means Committee
2015-2017 Finance Resources Subcommittee of the Ways and Means Committee
2015-2017 Election Law Subcommittee of the Ways and Means Committee
2015-2017 Revenues Subcommittee of the Ways and Means Committee

Public Service

2015-2016 Task Force on the Disposition of the Crownsville Hospital Center Property
2003-2010 Maryland State Affordable Housing Board
2003-2004 Maryland Mayor's Association, Vice-President
2002- Town of Colmar Manor Neighborhood Watch
2002-2003 Maryland Black Mayors Association, Vice-President
2002-2003 Maryland Mayor's Association, Secretary
2001-2002 Prince George's County Elected Women, Vice-President
2001-2002 Maryland Black Mayors Association, Secretary
1995-2000 Town of Colmar Manor, City Council
1995- Town of Colmar Manor, Recreational Council
Anacostia Watershed Society, Volunteer


Memberships

2015-2019 Co-Chair, Fire/EMS Caucus (Member, 2015)
2002-2003 Maryland Black Mayors Association
2001- Prince George's County Elected Women
2000-2010 National Arbor Day Foundation
1997- Ladies Auxiliary, Veterans of Foreign Wars
1995-2010 Prince George's County Municipal Association 
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
Prince George's County Professional Fire Fighters & Paramedics-International Association of Fire Fighters, Local 1619
International Association of Fighters

Awards

2010 Town of Colmar Manor Gratitude Award
2010 Port Towns Community Certificate of Appreciation
2004 Outstanding Commitment to the Town of Colmar Manor
2001 CYC Extravaganza for Excellence in Leadership

In Maryland, bill sponsor Del. Diana M. Fennell (D-Prince George’s) advocated a “clean bill” that would include a broader spectrum of workers than current law allows, tie the increases to inflation and phase in the wage increases immediately, bringing Maryland to $15 by 2023.
— Washington Post
 
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All citizens of District 47A and the state of Maryland deserve a transparent, unbiased, and progressive government that works to enhance the quality of life by providing the necessary services within their communities. Government officials must be responsive to the community’s needs – for example, developing strategic plans that spur economic development within transit-oriented communities. Continuing to advocate equality for all Maryland residents is imperative. Moreover, we must continue to protect our most vulnerable citizens: Our seniors are preyed upon daily; therefore, we need to collaborate with local governments and law enforcement agencies to prevent their economic exploitation.

In addition, our youth deserve the same protection: Enhancing educational and occupational services for our youth, so that they may become viable members within Maryland’s critical workforce. We must also uplift and protect those in the Armed Services who have put their lives on the line to protect our democracy. Caring for the environment and our health with ecological conservation programs and sustainable energy mandates designed to reduce our carbon footprint – especially, if we are to protect and preserve a quality way of life for our children.

 
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Past House Service

2017-2019 Banking, Economic Development, Science & Technology Subcommittee of the Economic Matters Committee

2017-2019 Business Regulation Subcommittee of the Economic Development Committee

2015-2017 Ways and Means Committee

2015-2017 Finance Resources Subcommittee of the Ways and Means Committee

2015-2017 Election Law Subcommittee of the Ways and Means Committee

2015-2017 Revenues Subcommittee of the Ways and Means Committee

Memberships

2016- Co-Chair, Fire/EMS Caucus (Member, 2015)

2002-2003 Maryland Black Mayors Association

2001- Prince George's County Elected Women

2000-2010 National Arbor Day Foundation

1997- Ladies Auxiliary, Veterans of Foreign Wars

1995-2010 Prince George's County Municipal Association

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

Prince George's County Professional Fire Fighters & Paramedics-International Association of Fire Fighters, Local 1619

International Association of Fighters

Public Service

2015-2016 Task Force on the Disposition of the Crownsville Hospital Center Property

1995-2000 Town of Colmar Manor, City Council

1995- Town of Colmar Manor, Recreational Council

2002- Town of Colmar Manor Neighborhood Watch

2003-2010 Maryland State Affordable Housing Board

2001-2002 Maryland Black Mayors Association, Secretary

2002-2003 Maryland Black Mayors Association, Vice-President

2001-2002 Prince George's County Elected Women, Vice-President

2002-2003 Maryland Mayor's Association, Secretary

2003-2004 Maryland Mayor's Association, Vice-President

Anacostia Watershed Society, Volunteer

Awards

2010 Town of Colmar Manor Gratitude Award

2010 Port Towns Community Certificate of Appreciation

2004 Outstanding Commitment to the Town of Colmar Manor

2001 CYC Extravaganza for Excellence in Leadership