Katherine A. Klausmeier

Katherine A. Nossel Klausmeier (born February 22, 1950) is a Democratic politician from Maryland. She is currently serving in the Maryland State Senate and is a member of the Senate Finance Committee. She was first elected as a Delegate in 1994, and as a State Senator in 2002. Senator Klausmeier represents the 8th Legislative District which includes part of Baltimore County.

Kathy Klausmeier
Katherine A. Klausmeier (2008).jpg
President pro tempore of the Maryland Senate
Assumed office
January 9, 2019
Preceded byNathaniel J. McFadden
Member of the Maryland Senate
from the 8th district
Assumed office
January 10, 2002
Preceded byThomas L. Bromwell
Member of the Maryland House of Delegates
from the 8th district
In office
January 12, 1995 – January 10, 2002
Preceded byJoseph Bartenfelder
Succeeded byEric M. Bromwell
Personal details
Born (1950-02-22) February 22, 1950 (age 69)
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)John Klausmeier
Children2
EducationCommunity College of Baltimore County
Towson University

EducationEdit

Klausmeier was born in Baltimore, Maryland, and attended The Catholic High School of Baltimore. She has an associate degree from the Community College of Baltimore County (formerly Essex Community College) and developed the Child Life Department at St. Joseph Hospital in Baltimore County. She was President of the Gunpowder Elementary School PTA (1987–89, 1991–94) and has an Honorary Life Membership to the Maryland Parent Teacher Association.

Legislative careerEdit

Senator Klausmeier is currently the chair of the Senate Rules Committee and has been a member of the Senate Finance Committee since 2003, the Senate Executive Nominations Committee since 2007, the Joint Committee on Protocol since 2007, and the Joint Committee on Ethics since 2017.

Klausmeier's main legislative issue areas include combating the Opioid Crisis in Maryland, addressing the rising costs of prescription drugs, preserving and expanding aquaculture in the Chesapeake Bay, workers' compensation, investment in trade and apprenticeship programs, and expanding renewable energy production and infrastructure across the State of Maryland.

In 2017, Klausmeier sponsored and was instrumental in the enactment of the H.O.P.E. Act, which addresses the Opioid Crisis in Maryland and increases access to behavioral healthcare services.[1]

Klausmeier is currently running for re-election.[2]

Personal lifeEdit

Klausmeier is married and has two daughters and four grandchildren.[3]

Election resultsEdit

  • 1998 Race for Maryland House of Delegates – District 08[4]
Voters to choose three:
Name Votes Percent Outcome
Katherine Klausmeier, Dem. 19,835   21%    Won
Alfred W. Redmer Jr., Rep 17,846   19%    Won
James F. Ports, Jr., Rep. 17,756   19%    Won
J. Joseph Curran III, Dem. 17,583   19%    Lost
Joseph C. Boteler III, Rep. 11,306   12%    Lost
Taras Andrew Vizzi, Dem. 9,927   11%    Lost
  • 1994 Race for Maryland House of Delegates – District 08[5]
Voters to choose three:
Name Votes Percent Outcome
Katherine Klausmeier, Dem. 17,496   20%    Won
Alfred W. Redmer Jr., Rep. 14,876   18%    Won
James F. Ports Jr., Rep. 15,244   17%    Won
Calvin Clemons, Rep. 13,996   16%    Lost
Daniel E. McKew, Dem. 12,931   15%    Lost
John G. Disney, Dem. 11,886   14%    Lost

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Maryland General Assembly passes HOPE Act improving behavioral health services". April 10, 2017.
  2. ^ "Members - Senator Katherine Klausmeier". mgaleg.maryland.gov.
  3. ^ "Katherine Ann Klausmeier's Biography". Vote Smart. Retrieved 31 January 2020.
  4. ^ "House of Delegates Results". Maryland State Board of Elections. Retrieved on Sept. 07, 2007
  5. ^ "House of Delegates Results". Maryland State Board of Elections. Retrieved on Nov. 10, 2007
Maryland Senate
Preceded by
Nathaniel J. McFadden
President pro tempore of the Maryland Senate
2019–present
Incumbent