Daily Archives: November 25, 2019

Baltimore County Celebration Series Senator Paula Hollinger

At 4’9” Senator Paula Colodny Hollinger was often the shortest member of the Maryland Senate but she proved a larger than life leader for the body and an exceptional leader for Baltimore County. Born in Washington, DC in 1940, Hollinger would choose a career in medicine that would serve her well in her time as […]

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Baltimore County Celebration Series Senator Mary Risteau

Elected to the Maryland House of Delegates in 1921 and to the Maryland Senate in 1935, Mary Risteau was the first woman to serve in either chamber and clearly a capable and worthy representative of Baltimore County. Not just electorally, but also bureaucratically, Risteau also would be the first woman to serve as a member […]

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Baltimore County Celebration Series Senator Ed Kasemeyer

A member of the Maryland General Assembly for over thirty years, Ed Kasemeyer would serve as a Maryland State Senator from 1987-1991 and 1995-2019, and a Maryland State Delegate from 1983-1987. Born in Baltimore in 1945, Kasemeyer would graduate from Howard County Senior High School before making his way to Western Maryland College where he’d […]

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Baltimore County Celebration Series Senator Michael Collins

An elected official from 1978-2002, Michael Collins would represent Baltimore County  as a Maryland State Senator from 1986-2002 and as a Maryland State Delegate from 1978-1986. Born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Collins graduated from the University of Scranton in 1962 before the desire for further education would lead him to Maryland and Johns Hopkins University. He’d […]

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Baltimore County Celebration Series Senator Norman Stone

A member of the Maryland General Assembly over parts of a remarkable six decades, Norman Stone would represent Baltimore County in the Maryland Senate from 1967 to 2015 and in the Maryland House of Delegates from 1963 to 1967. Born in Baltimore in 1935, Stone would graduate from Baltimore Public Schools before making his way […]

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