"A breath of fresh air in Annapolis"

-U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski

11th District

"Shelly Hettleman is outstanding and a hard worker. It's time for a woman with her character and commitment to public service to represent our community in Annapolis."

-U.S. Senator Ben Cardin

About Shelly

Shelly ran for office because she believes so profoundly in public service. Throughout her life, she has practiced what she preaches. Her record of effective public-interest and community service, her devotion to family and family values, and her integrity and independence are proven. She continues to demonstrate her commitment to the 11th District, where she and her family have deep roots. She has not done that with flashy promises, but with hard work on behalf of families, children and seniors. She advocates and serves with integrity, just as her constituents elected her to do.

What’s Happening

Bill Hearings Begin!

When I describe the pace of the 90 day session, I divide it into thirds: the first part is spent getting bills drafted and ironing out initial kinks; the second third is focused on hearings and trying to find consensus; and the final third is focused on keeping bills...

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Session Kicks Off

Dear Friends, On this Martin Luther King, Jr. Federal holiday, let us commit ourselves to remembering the words and deeds of this great leader who worked tirelessly to bridge breaches between communities. Dr. King saw the connectedness of humanity and sought, in a...

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April News

Dear Friends, There are only 7 days left in the 2022 legislative session. We have made significant strides passing the 2023 operating budget and a host of important bills, some of which I describe below. The fate of many of my bills hangs in the balance, but I'm...

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