Ana Sol Gutierrez

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Ana Sol Gutierrez
Ana Sol Gutierrez (2007).jpg
Member of the Maryland House of Delegates from District 18
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 8, 2003
Constituency District 18, Montgomery County
Personal details
Born (1942-01-11) January 11, 1942 (age 72)
El Salvador
Political party Democratic
Children 3 sons
Residence Chevy Chase, Maryland, United States
Religion Catholic

Ana Sol Gutierrez (born January 11, 1942) is a Democratic politician from the U.S. state of Maryland. She is currently serving in her second term in the Maryland House of Delegates, representing Maryland's District 18 in Montgomery County. She currently sits on the Appropriations Committee and has been chair of the Delinquency Prevention and Diversion Services Task Force since 2006.[1]

Background[edit]

Gutierrez was born in El Salvador and attended Pennsylvania State University, garnering a B.S. in chemistry and earned an M.S. in technology of management, scientific & technical information systems from American University. She did her postgraduate studies in applied engineering at; George Washington University.[1]

Legislative record[edit]

  • voted for the Healthy Air Act in 2006 (SB154)[1]
  • voted against slots in 2005 (HB1361)[2]
  • voted in favor of in-state tuition for illegal immigrants in 2007 (HB6)[3]
  • voted in favor of increasing the sales tax by 20% - Tax Reform Act of 2007(HB2)[4]

Memberships[edit]

Member, Board of Education, Montgomery County, 1990–98 (president, 1995–96; vice-president, 1994–95). Member, Governor's Commission on Hispanic Affairs, 1989–91, 1992–94. Deputy Administrator, Research and Special Programs Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1994–96. Member, Task Force to Study Driver Licensing Documentation, 2003–04.

Drivers' Licenses for Illegal Immigrants[edit]

Ana Sol Gutierrez is strongly allied with CASA of Maryland in support of a system whereby the default Maryland Driving Permit will not conform to the standards mandated by the Real ID Act, and may be issued to illegal aliens. She favors the issuance of a special ID which will conform to federal standards which would allow the bearer to enter federal buildings, board planes, and engage in other transactions which require identity cards conforming to the standards set out in the Real ID Act of 2005.[2] She opposes a two-tier licensing system which would issue driving permits to undocumented immigrants, but which would not conform to the Real ID standards which would be the default for Maryland driving permits issued to qualified Marylanders, because "[i]n this climate, that's a scarlet letter". Governor Martin O'Malley has finally directed the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration to phase in compliance to the Real ID standards by 2010.[3]

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