November 25, 2019

Unsung Senators Celebration Senator Roger Manno

A member of the Maryland General Assembly for some twelve years, Roger Manno would serve as a Maryland State Senator from 2011-2019, a Maryland State Delegate from 2007-2011, and a true unsung hero for the Maryland General Assembly.

Raised in New York, Manno would graduate from Hunter College (B.A.; Political Science) and Franklin Pierce Law Center (M.I.P., J.D.; Intellectual Property Law) before beginning his career in law and public service. He would make his way to Washington, D.C., serving as a White House intern in the Clinton Administration then serving as a legislative staffer for Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), and Sanford Bishop (D-GA).

Manno would begin his career in public office upon his election to the Maryland House of Delegates in 2006. He’d serve there as a member of the Economic Matters on its Business Regulation, Property & Casualty Insurance, and Consumer Protection & Commercial Law Subcommittees. He’d leave the House in 2007 upon his election to the Maryland Senate.

Manno’s time in the Senate would be highlighted by numerous positions of responsibility including service as Senate Majority Whip (2016-2019), Senate Chair of the Spending Affordability Committee (2014-2019), Senate Chair of the Administrative, Executive, and Legislative Review Committee (2015-2019), and Vice-Chair of the Montgomery County Senate Delegation. Additionally, he would serve as a member of the Budget and Taxation Committee (2011-2019), the Legislative Policy Committee (2017-2019), the Joint Committee on Pensions (2013-2019), the Joint Committee on Federal Relations (2011-2019), and the Joint Committee on Health Care Delivery and Financing (2011-2014).

For her community and legislative efforts, Manno was awarded with multiple recognitions including the Legislator of the Year Award from the Maryland Society of Anesthesiologists (2014), the Legislator of the Year Award from the Washington, D.C. Building and Construction Trades Council (2008, 2012), the Shofar Award from the Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy (2013), the Adrian Theophilus Westney Religious Freedom Award from the Columbia Union Conference (2012), and the Civic Leadership Award from the Kemp Miller Civic Association (2005).

Manno left the Maryland Senate following the 2018 elections having represented his community in the Maryland General Assembly and establishing a strong track record of steady legislative advocacy and constituent service.

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