|Margaret L. McIntosh|
|Member of the Maryland House of Delegates
from the 43rd district
January 6, 2003
|Maryland House of Delegates
November 10, 1992 - January 5, 2003
December 22, 1947 |
Quinter, Kansas, U.S.
|Residence||Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.|
|Website||Official House of Delegates biography, msa.md.gov; accessed December 4, 2015.|
Margaret L. "Maggie" McIntosh (born December 22, 1947) is an American politician from the state of Maryland. The outgoing Chairman of the Environmental Matters Committee and incoming Chairman of the Appropriation Committee of the Maryland House of Delegates, she has been a member of the House of Delegates since November 1992. She is a former Baltimore City Public School teacher who now chairs one of the six standing committees of the Maryland House of Delegates. A Democrat, she represents the state's 43rd district in Baltimore City.
McIntosh received her Bachelor's Degree in arts education from Wichita State University in 1970 and her Master of Science degree from the Johns Hopkins University in 1987. An educator, she taught art in the Baltimore City Public Schools from 1972-78, before becoming an adjunct instructor of continuing education at Catonsville Community College (now known as the Catonsville campus of the Community College of Baltimore County).
She would later spend nine years working for the City of Baltimore at the Commission on Aging and Retirement Education, serving from 1985 to 1988 as the Director of Pre-Retirement Education. During that time, she was heavily involved in Democratic campaigns, including those of Michael Dukakis and Barbara Mikulski. She was elected as a delegate to both the 1980 and 2008 Democratic National Conventions, the latter as a delegate pledged to Hillary Clinton.
Maggie McIntosh was appointed to fill a vacancy in the House of Delegates in November 1992, when Delegate Anne Perkins accepted a teaching position in China. Two years later she was elected to a full term representing the 42nd District of Baltimore City and parts of Baltimore County. She has been re-elected in 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2010, but had to run in a substantially different district after the post-2000 round of redistricting; the 43rd, which she now represents, contains only 10% of the voters from her previous district, the 42nd. Nevertheless, in 2002, she placed first in a Democratic primary election in her new district which included five serving or former delegates vying for three seats.
In the House of Delegates, McIntosh first served on the Appropriations Committee. She chaired the Subcommittee on Personnel and was a member of the Education and Economic Development and Capitol Subcommittees. In 1998, McIntosh assumed the position of Vice Chairman of the Commerce and Government Matters Committee. In 2001, she was named House Majority Leader after a previous stint as Deputy Majority Whip (1995-98). She remains the only woman in Maryland history to serve as majority leader. In January 2003, McIntosh was named chairman of the House Environmental Matters Committee, which handles legislation regarding not just the environment, natural resources, and agriculture, but also transportation, housing, and local government.
|Curt Anderson, Democratic||23,046||34.1%||Won|
|Maggie McIntosh, Democratic||22,310||33%||Won|
|Mary L. Washington, Democratic||21,800||32.3%||Won|
|no Republican filed|
|Greg Dorsey (Write-In)||128||.2%||Lost|
|Curt Anderson, Democratic||22,315||29.4%||Won|
|Maggie McIntosh, Democratic||22,093||29.1%||Won|
|Ann Marie Doory, Democratic||21,219||28.0%||Won|
|Armand F. Girard, Republican||3,425||4.5%||Lost|
|David G.S. Greene, Green||2,619||3.5%||Lost|
|Brandy Baker, Green||2,267||3.0%||Lost|
|Richard J. Ochs, Green||1,772||2.3%||Lost|
McIntosh is also the first woman to serve as the chairman of the Environmental Matters Committee where she has steered several major legislative initiatives to passage. The Chesapeake Bay Restoration Act, which funded upgrades at wastewater treatment plants around the state, is among McIntosh's accomplishments, as well as an annexation measure passed in 2006 in which she brought counties and municipalities together.