Meet Your Delegate
Diana Fennell is a Democratic member of the Maryland House of Delegates, representing District 47A, elected to the Chamber in 2014. Diana Fennell was first elected as a council member for the town of Colmar Manor in 1995 and later became the mayor of Colmar Manor from the years 2000 to 2010. Fennell also works as a civilian during the off-session as a Community Advisory Coordinator for the Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department.
"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."
- Diana Fennell
Tenure: First elected to the House of Delegates in 2014; Member of House since January 14,
Current Assignments: 2017 - Economic Matters Committee; 2017 - Banking Economic Development, Science & Technology Subcommittee of the Economic Matters Committee; 2017 - Business Regulations Subcommittee of the Economic Matters Committee, 2017 - 2nd Vice Chair, Prince George's County Delegation; 2015 - Member, Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland, Inc. (Secretary 2015); 2015 Member, Women Legislators of Maryland; 2015 - Maryland Veterans Caucus; 2017 - C0-Chair, Fire Caucus, 2016-2017 - Co-Chair County Affairs Sub-committee; 2015-present - Member of Young Men's Dem, 2016.
Past House Service
Finance Resources Subcommittee of the Ways and Means Committee; 2017-2017 - Election Law Subcommittee of the Ways and Means Committee; 2015 - 2017 - Revenues Subcommittee of the Ways and Means Committee. 2015 - 2017, Member, Town Council, Town of Colmar Manor, 1995-2000. Mayor, Town of Colmar Manor, 2000-10.
Community Advisory Coordinator, Prince George's County Fire and Emergency Services Department, 2010- (office manager & assistant, 1999-2010).
Member, Maryland Affordable Housing Trust, 2003-10.
Attended Greenville County High School, Emporia, Virginia; Academy for Excellence in Local Goverance, School of Public Policy; University of Maryland, College Park, 2004. Past vice-president, Prince George's County Elected Women; Maryland Black Mayor's Association (past secretary); Maryland Mayor's Association (past secretary). Member, Prince George's County Municipal Association. Member, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP); Ladies Auxiliary, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW); National Arbor Day Foundation. Member, Prince George's County Professional Fire Fighters and Paramedics, International Association of Fire Fighters, Local No. 1619. Owner/Minority Partner for Comm Worldwide International Inc. Married; two children.
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