NEW District 17 Constituent Portal!!!

I have launched a new way for my constituents in Gaithersburg and Rockville to keep in touch. This portal will allow you to share your thoughts on upcoming legislation; challenges with government agencies; questions about Senatorial Scholarships; and so much more! I encourage you to check it out.

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    About the Senator for Gaithersburg & Rockville

    Sen. Cheryl C. Kagan (D–17) has served in the Maryland Senate since 2015, where her energy, dedication, and experience in all sectors– public, private, and nonprofit– have made her an effective advocate for the residents of Gaithersburg and Rockville. In 2019, she was appointed Vice Chair of the Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee. In 2022, the committee was reconfigured as Education, Energy, and the Environment (& Elections!).

    Senator Kagan's 2024 Legislative Agenda

    The 446th Legislative Session of the Maryland General Assembly is here! It is an honor to serve my neighbors in Gaithersburg and Rockville, and I am looking forward to another productive year representing you. My common sense policy agenda for this session aims to improve public safety, elections, consumer protection, and the transition to a green future. Here are some of the bills I’m sponsoring:

    • Implementing a statewide 2-1-1/3-1-1 service to relieve pressure on our 9-1-1 centers;
    • Creating a revolving loan program for nonprofits to shift to “green energy;”
    • Expanding opportunity for unaffiliated voters to participate in Primary Elections;
    • Allowing honorably discharged non-citizen veterans to apply to serve as police officers as we face crisis-level personnel shortages;
    • Reducing the fiscal burden on our counties by clarifying election cost-sharing;
    • Penalizing those who interfere with our 9-1-1 call centers;
    • Requiring Special Elections to fill legislative vacancies so that it’s the voters who select their representatives– rather than party activists; and
    • Saving lives by requiring updated CPR training in our 9-1-1 call centers.

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    Sen. Cheryl C. Kagan

    Vice Chair, Senate Education, Energy, and the Environment (& Elections!) Committee

    Sen. Kagan was appointed Vice Chair of former EHEA in 2019 by Senate President Bill Ferguson as part of his leadership team. She sponsors key legislation each year to reform our elections; improve our 9-1-1 emergency systems; support our nonprofit sector; create more government transparency; address the climate crisis; and protect public health.

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    9-1-1 Commission Chair

    Inspired by the death of Rockville activist and District 17 resident Carl Henn when 9-1-1 failed, Sen. Kagan has chaired the Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG911) Commission since 2018. As a result of the Commission's efforts, Maryland is a national leader as we transition to NG911.

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    ``Senator for the Nonprofit Sector``

    With a long career in this vital sector, Kagan is lauded as a key ally for her leadership on behalf of nonprofits. These essential organizations enhance our communities while employing roughly 13% of our State’s workforce. She has established a National Nonprofit Legislative Caucus to share ideas.

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