David D. Rudolph
|Member of the Maryland House of Delegates from District 34B|
January 11, 1995
|Constituency||District 34B, Cecil County|
June 12, 1949 |
Summit, New Jersey
David D. Rudolph (born June 12, 1949) is an American politician from Maryland and a member of the Democratic Party. He is currently serving in his 4th term in the Maryland House of Delegates, representing Maryland's District 34B in Cecil County. He currently serves as Vice-Chair of the Economic Matters Committee.
In the legislature
Member of House of Delegates since January 11, 1995. House Chair, Joint Committee on Base Realignment and Closure, 2007-. Vice-Chair, Economic Matters Committee, 2007- (chair, property & casualty insurance subcommittee, 2007-; member, banking, economic development, science & technology subcommittee, 2007-; unemployment insurance subcommittee, 2007-; workers' compensation subcommittee, 2007-). Member, Rules and Executive Nominations Committee, 2007-. Member, Commerce and Government Matters Committee, 1995-98 (ethics & elections subcommittee); Ways and Means Committee, 1999-2003 (finance resources subcommittee, 1999–2000; children & youth subcommittee, 2001–03); Health and Government Operations Committee, 2003-06 (health insurance subcommittee, 2003–04; public health subcommittee, 2004–05; public health & long-term care subcommittee, 2005–06; chair, health occupations subcommittee, 2003–04; chair, pharmaceuticals subcommittee, 2004–06); Joint Audit Committee, 1999–2002; Special Committee on Higher Education Affordability and Accessibility, 2003–04; Joint Committee on the State's Emergency Medical Response System, 2003-05. Chair, Cecil County Delegation, 1995-2002. Member, Maryland Rural Caucus, 2002-; Maryland Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus, 2005-; Maryland Veterans Caucus, 2005-. Member, Task Force on School Leaders, National Conference of State Legislatures, 2002; National Legislative Association on Prescription Drug Prices, 2005-. Member, Governor's Executive Advisory Council, 1991; Commission to Save the Lighthouses, 1995–96; Bainbridge Re-Use Advisory Committee, 1996–97; Task Force to Study the Preservation and Enhancement of Maryland's Heritage Resources, 1998-2001 (protection & preservation committee); Governor's Task Force on Eastern Shore Economic Development, 1999–2001; Maryland Task Force on the Principalship, State Department of Education, 1999–2001; Bainbridge Development Advisory Board, 1999-; Task Force to Study College Readiness for Disadvantaged and Capable Students, 2000–01; Tri-County Council for the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland, 2001-; Maryland K-16 Partnership for Teaching and Learning Work Group, 2003-; Upper Shore Regional Council, 2003-; Task Force on the Establishment of a Prescription Drug Repository Program, 2005–06; Social Studies Task Force, 2005-; Task Force to Convene a Summit on Civic Literacy in Maryland, 2006; Cecil/Harford Bridges Work Group, 2006. Co-Chair, Task Force on the Availability and Affordability of Property Insurance in Coastal Areas, 2007-08. Member, Climate Change Commission, 2007-. Co-Chair, Commission to Study the Title Insurance Industry in Maryland, 2008-.
- voted for the Maryland Gang Prosecution Act of 2007 (HB713), subjecting gang members to up to 20 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $100,000 
- voted for Jessica’s Law (HB 930), eliminating parole for the most violent child sexual predators and creating a mandatory minimum sentence of 25 years in state prison, 2007 
- voted for Public Safety – Statewide DNA Database System – Crimes of Violence and Burglary – Post conviction (HB 370), helping to give police officers and prosecutors greater resources to solve crimes and eliminating a backlog of 24,000 unanalyzed DNA samples, leading to 192 arrests, 2008 
- voted for Vehicle Laws – Repeated Drunk and Drugged Driving Offenses – Suspension of License (HB 293), strengthening Maryland’s drunk driving laws by imposing a mandatory one year license suspension for a person convicted of drunk driving more than once in five years, 2009 
- voted for HB 102, creating the House Emergency Medical Services System Workgroup, leading to Maryland’s budgeting of $52 million to fund three new Medevac helicopters to replace the State’s aging fleet, 2009 
For the past four years, Delegate Rudolph has annually voted to support classroom teachers, public schools, police and hospitals in Cecil County. Since 2002, funding to schools across the State has increased 82%, resulting in Maryland being ranked top in the nation for K-12 education.
Life and Political Career
David Rudolph was born on June 12, 1949 in Summit, New Jersey. He was raised in Cecil County, Maryland and graduated from North East High School in 1967. He graduated with a B.A. in History/Political Science from Wilmington University in 1971. In 1973, he started his teaching career with Cecil County Public Schools. and taught at Perryville High School for 4 years. In 1977, he was promoted to the school's Assistant Principal. He also spent 2 years as Assistant Principal at Elkton High School. In 1988, he was promoted to Principal at Perryville Middle School. He was also Principal of the Providence School from 1994 to 1997, and of North East Middle School from 1997 to 2000. Along with his duties as a State Delegate, David also serves as Director of the Teacher Education Program at Cecil College. David has been a State Delegate since 1995.
- North East High School (1967)
- Wilmington University, B.A. History/Political Science (1971)
- University of Delaware, M.Ed. (1977)
- Wilmington University, Ed.D. (1998)
He is married to Diana Rudolph. Diana is retired.