"A breath of fresh air in Annapolis"
-U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski
"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
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.
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...
Dear Friends, It's a very busy time of year in the General Assembly! Yesterday, we passed "crossover," the date by which a bill must pass one house in order to be guaranteed a hearing in the other. Please scroll down to read about my bills that survived crossover...
Dear Friends, It's been almost two years since the General Assembly has had in-person committee hearings. Tuesday, with three of my bill hearings on the schedule, I had the opportunity to present them in committee rooms before colleagues and with witnesses by my side....
Stay Updated with the Maryland General Assembly
The Maryland General Assembly website is a great resource for following our work during the 90 day legislative session.
- See the general schedule.
- Look up legislation and track its progress. Every bill introduced by the bill introduction deadline is guaranteed a hearing.
Each year, Delegates and Senators in the Maryland General Assembly award thousands of Maryland students millions of dollars in financial aid. If you know of a student in need of financial assistance for the 2020-2021 academic school year, applications are now available for my Senatorial scholarship.