Delegate Teresa Reilly,
District 35A Cecil and Harford Counties

Member of The House of Delegates, representing District 35A, Cecil and Harford Counties, since January 2015. Member, Health & Government Operations Committee, 2020- (Health Occupations & Long-Term Care Subcommittee, 2020-; Public Health & Minority Health Disparities Subcommittee, 2020-); Joint Committee on Behavioral Health and Opioid Use, 2020- and Rules and Executive Nominations Committee, 2021-.

Member, Bainbridge Development Advisory Board, 2015-; Cecil County Local Development Council, 2015-; House Chair, Harford County Delegation, 2017-.

Member, House Ways and Means Committee, 2015-2019 (Revenues Subcommittee, 2015-2019; Election Law Subcommittee, 2015-2019); Deputy Minority Whip of Ways & Means Committee, 2015-2019.

Member, Maryland Veterans Caucus, 2015-; Maryland Fire and EMS Caucus, 2015-; Sportsmen’s Caucus, 2015-; State Automotive Enthusiast Leadership Caucus, 2015-; ALEC American Legislative Exchange Council, 2015-; CPWN Chesapeake Professional Women Networking, 2016-.

Chief of Staff to Delegate Wayne Norman, Jr., District 35, Harford County, 2008-13.

Born in Ohio, June 26, 1958. Attended Kenwood Senior High School, Essex, Maryland. Earned numerous certifications in Church Ministries: Precept Ministries International, Baltimore School of the Bible, & Evangelism Explosion. Former bank officer and Restaurant Owner/Operator. Member, Republican Club of Harford County, 1997- (board of directors, 1997-2012); Harford County Republican Central Committee, 2002-14 (past vice-chair). Board of Directors, Liriodendron Foundation, Inc., 2004-12. Member, Republican Club of Cecil County, 2012-; National Rifle Association, 2013-; Maryland Farm Bureau, 2013-.

Married, forty-five years; one daughter and son-in-law; one grandson.

Recognition and Awards: Cecil’s Favorite Elected Official Award, 2015; Harford’s Best Elected Official Award, 2015; Honorable Mention Sheriff’s Salute and Silver Star by Harford County Sheriff’s Office; American Legion Department of Maryland Award; Maryland Business For Responsive Government (Roll Call 100%) Award; The American Conservative Union (Conservative Achievement) Award; Maryland Retailors Association (All-Star Team) Award; Outstanding Voluntary Service Award from Helping Hands Across the County; Pachyderm Award from the Republican Club of Harford County; Voter Registration Award from the Harford County Young Republicans; The C. Kenneth Beattie Chairman’s Award from the Republican Central Committee of Harford County.

In 1961, at the age of four, my parents made a huge decision to invest in the State of Maryland and become small business owners. Today my family no longer owns the business; however, it is still in operation as a successful restaurant.

I understood from an early age the daily pressures that a small business owner faces in order to support their family and the responsibility that they feel for their employees and their families.

Throughout my entire childhood and into my adult years I learned very quickly the definition of sacrifice and hard work. Through life’s circumstances I, like so many of you, was forced to face many difficult challenges that have made me a stronger person today.

I have been married to James Reilly for more than 45 years and have one married daughter; Tiffany, and a son-in-law Michael, and one adorable grandson, Mason.

Most of my career has been in financial, banking, and as a small business owner/operator.

My greatest satisfaction has always come from helping others.

My service in community outreach and church ministries have been all-encompassing as a team youth group leader, Sunday school teacher, bible institute instructor, and church treasurer. I have also been very involved in preparing meals and supplying holiday toys for those less fortunate.

I have dedicated my life to family, faith, community, and hard work.

I represent the right mix of principles, knowledge, values, and experience to serve you and your family as Your Delegate and to get things done for you in the General Assembly.

Thus, I am honored to represent the citizens of Maryland’s Legislative District 35A, Cecil and Harford Counties, in the Maryland House of Delegates.

Thank you for allowing me to be your voice.


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