Elected Officials

“Shelly Hettleman will be a breath of fresh air in Annapolis. She has the energy and smarts we need to fight for stronger schools and better jobs.”

U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski


“Shelly Hettleman is outstanding and a hard worker. A woman with her character and commitment to public service will represent our community well in Annapolis. Join me in voting for Shelly on June 24th to be one of our 11th District delegates.”

U.S. Senator Ben Cardin


I am proud to support Shelly Hettleman, whom I have known personally and professionally for more than 25 years. She is a person of integrity who embraces public service as a noble calling. From her earliest days advocating on behalf of the Baltimore community, Shelly has brought a quiet passion and steadiness of purpose to her every endeavor. I cannot think of a person better qualified to represent the residents of District 11 in the Maryland General Assembly.

Congressman John Sarbanes, 3rd District​


“Shelly has an incredible commitment to public service and is a hard worker. We need someone with her character and compassion in Annapolis fighting for Baltimore County residents. As a former delegate in the Maryland General Assembly, I know how important team work is to get things done and believe Shelly is ready to jump right in to work for Baltimore County.” 

Congressman Elijah Cummings, 7th District


“Shelly Hettleman will be a fighter for the 11th District – for better schools, a cleaner environment and more jobs. Shelly's leadership on issues ranging from education advocacy to domestic violence shows that we can count on her to improve the everyday lives of families, children and older adults. We need more women like Shelly in Annapolis, and I know that she will work tirelessly and be a strong voice for the residents of the 11th District.” 

Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, 2nd District


"I’m excited to endorse Shelly Hettleman for delegate in the 11th District and look forward to working with her to fight for Baltimore County in Annapolis. She has spent most of her life in the county and devoted a large part of her career to our community. Shelly will be a terrific partner, and we will be a great team as we work to advance the County’s interests in Annapolis and here at home." 

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz


“I am honored to endorse the candidacy of Shelly Hettleman for the office of House of Delegates from the 11th legislative district. As the only woman who has ever served this district in Annapolis, I can think of no one I would rather have representing me than Shelly. She is extremely bright, has been involved in our community and has knowledge of the issues we care about. I will be so proud to be represented by Shelly.” 

Senator Paula Hollinger, Former 11th District Senator and Delegate


Former Delegate Howard Needle, member of the Maryland Constitutional Convention of 1967-1968



AFSCME Maryland CASA in Action Equality Maryland










"The best choice of the [11th district] challengers is Shelly Hettleman of Pikesville, a long-time aide to U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin who is running for elected office for the first time. Ms. Hettleman is well-known in the district having worked not only on Senator Cardin's election staff but on Capitol Hill, and she has developed an expertise in domestic violence and family issues. She would be the first woman to represent the district in the House of Delegates in [nearly] 30 years."

The Baltimore Sun

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  • Baltimore County Professional Fire Fighters and Paramedics, IAFF Local 1311
  • CASA in Action
  • EMILY’s List
  • Equality Maryland
  • Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance of Baltimore
  • Maryland Association of REALTORS
  • Maryland League of Conservation Voters
  • Maryland National Organization for Women Political Action Committee
  • Maryland State and District of Columbia AFL-CIO
  • Northwestern Democratic Club
  • Progressive Maryland
  • SEIU Local 1199, Local 32 BJ & Local 400
  • Sierra Club Maryland