District 14 (Montgomery County)
James Senate Office Building, Room 122
11 Bladen St., Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 841-3625, (301) 858-3625
Senator Craig J. Zucker was first elected to the Maryland House of Delegates in 2010, and appointed to the Maryland Senate in 2016. During his tenor in the House of Delegates he served ion the Appropriations Committee. He is currently a member of the Senate Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee.
From serving as the Chair of the Health and Human Resources Subcommittee during his time in the House of Delegates, Craig understands the importance of making sure the most vulnerable Marylanders have the resources they need to be successful. That is why he was proud to sponsor HB 1105 – The Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act, which is now law. ABLE, when fully enacted, will allow for special savings accounts to be set up for individuals with disabilities and their families. These accounts will help fund
qualified expenses for individuals with disabilities, including medical care, education, housing, and assistive technology. This legislation begins the ABLE process in Maryland and will help to ensure that individuals with disabilities have the resources they need to be successful.
During his time in office, Craig has sponsored several other successful pieces of legislation, including legislation that protected minors from identity theft, helped homeowners facing foreclosure, and took the first steps towards upgrading Maryland’s 911 system. Additionally, he sponsored legislation that will allow reimbursement forms for out-of-pocket expenses to be submitted to health insurance companies electronically.
This bill will help reduce costs and turnaround time for these expenses, and is especially helpful to those with developmental disabilities. He also sponsored a bill that will help ensure the state is taking the best possible care of foster children, and one that will help boost business for local restaurants in the Town of Laytonsville.
Prior to holding public office, Craig spent more than fifteen years as a dedicated public servant. Most recently he served as Deputy Chief of Staff to the Maryland State Comptroller, where he worked directly with Maryland’s legislators, executive branch, and community and business leaders across the state. Before that, he was Director of Maryland Home Care for an association, helping to improve the lives of the more than 5,000 underpaid home healthcare workers throughout Maryland by securing their first wage increase in nearly two decades.
Craig earned his Bachelors of Science Degree from St. Thomas Aquinas College and his Masters Degree in Government from the Johns Hopkins University. He lives in Brookeville, Maryland with his wife Jenny, their two sons, and their dog Sophie.