Delegate Teresa Reilly,
District 35B Cecil and Harford Counties


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. Christian House of Prayer, treasurer, 1982-1998. Union Trust; Saving Bank of Baltimore; Farmers Bank teller/head teller/loan officer, 1977-2002. Connecticut General Insurance; medical claims processor & adjustor, 1982-1985. Business Entrepreneur; restaurant owner/operator, 1985-1994. Chief of Staff to Delegate H. Wayne Norman, Jr., District 35, Harford County, 2008-2013. Married, forty-one years; Mother, one daughter & son-in-law; Grandmother, one grandson.

Member of Maryland House of Delegates since January 14, 2015.

Deputy Minority Whip, Ways and Means Committee, 2015-. Member, Ways and Means Committee, 2015- (election law subcommittee, 2015-; revenues subcommittee, 2015-). Chair, Harford County Delegation, 2017-. Vice Chair, Harford County Delegation, 2015-2016; Member, Women Legislators of Maryland, 2015-. Maryland Veterans Caucus, 2015-. Maryland Fire-EMS Caucus, 2015-. Maryland Rural Caucus, 2015-. Member, Bainbridge Development Advisory Board, 2015-. Member, Cecil County Local Development Council, 2015.

Awards received during Legislative Session 2015-2018.

Cecil’s Favorite Elected Official Award: Favorite, Harford’s Best Elected Official Award: Honorable Mention, Silver Star Harford County Sheriff’s Salute Award, House Republican Caucus Participation Award, The American Conservative Union Award, Maryland Retailors Association Award, Maryland Business For Responsive Government Award, American Legion Department of Maryland Award.

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

There is still a lot more that I would like to get done in the next four years for the citizens of Cecil and Harford Counties. I believe we are moving in the right direction. I believe in you the citizens of Maryland. You are the job creators and community builders.

Thank you for allowing me to be your voice.


In 1961, at the age of four, Teresa’s parents made a huge decision to invest in the State of Maryland and become small business owners.

Today her family no longer owns the business; however, it is still in operation as a successful restaurant.

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

Married to James Reilly for more than 37 years, they have one married daughter: Tiffany & Michael and one adorable grandson, Mason.

Most of Teresa’s career has been in financial, banking, and small business owner/operator.

Teresa’s greatest satisfaction has always come from helping others.

Her service in community outreach and church ministries have been far-reaching: team youth group leader, Sunday school teacher, music director, precept upon precept study leader, treasurer, and bible institute instructor.

She has been very involved with preparing meals and supplying holiday toys for those less fortunate than most.

Teresa has dedicated her life to family, faith, community, and hard work.

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


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