Delores G. Kelley

Delores Goodwin Kelley (born May 1, 1936) is an American politician from Maryland and a member of the Democratic Party. She is currently serving in her 4th term in the Maryland State Senate, representing Maryland's District 10 in Baltimore County.

Delores Goodwin Kelley
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Kelley in 2009
Member of the Maryland Senate
from the 10th district
Assumed office
Member of the Maryland House of Delegates
from the 42nd district
In office
Personal details
Born (1936-05-01) May 1, 1936 (age 83)
Norfolk, Virginia, United States
Political partyDemocratic
Relationsformer Delegate Darryl Kelley
ResidenceBaltimore, Maryland
OccupationUniversity professor


Born in Norfolk, Virginia on May 1, 1936, Kelley received a bachelor's degree from Virginia State College in 1956. She went on to earn three more degrees; an M.A. in education from New York University, an M.A. in speech communication from Purdue University, and a Ph.D. in American studies from the University of Maryland, College Park. A lifelong educator, Kelley has taught at Coppin State University since 1973. She volunteered or served with a number of organizations, most prominently the Democratic Party, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Baltimore Urban League. Kelley is a member of the Union Baptist Church in Baltimore.

In the legislatureEdit

Kelley was originally elected to the legislature as a member of the House of Delegates in 1991. Following redistricting and after only one term in the House, she successfully ran for a seat in the State Senate representing Baltimore County. Kelley serves both as the chair of the Executive Nominations Committee and as a member of the Finance Committee. She is also a member of the Maryland State Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy and the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland.


  • "Maryland Manual Online". Maryland State Archives. 2007. Retrieved August 8, 2007.

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