Kirill Reznik

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Kirill Reznik
Kirill Reznik (2008).jpg
Member of the Maryland House of Delegates
from the 39th district
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 2007
Personal details
Born (1974-08-09) August 9, 1974 (age 40)
Kiev, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Jennifer Kramer
Residence Germantown, MD
Alma mater BA from Florida International University / MA & JD from American University
Occupation Attorney/International Development
Religion Jewish

Kirill Reznik (born August 9, 1974) is an American politician from Maryland and a member of the Democratic Party. He is one of three members of the Maryland House of Delegates from District 39. District 39 encompasses a horse-shoe shaped area in the middle of Montgomery County, Maryland, and includes parts of North Potomac, Darnestown, Germantown, Montgomery Village, Derwood, and the Town of Washington Grove. District 39 is represented by fellow Democrats, Senator Nancy J. King, and Delegates Shane Robinson and Charles E. Barkley.

Background[edit]

Born in Kiev, Ukrainian SSR, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, Reznik's family immigrated to the United States in 1978 when he was 4 years old. His family settled in Miami Beach, Florida. Reznik attended Dade County Public Schools, graduating from North Miami Beach Senior High School in 1992. Reznik attended and graduated from Florida International University with a B.A. in International Relations and a minor in Economics in 1995. Later, Reznik went on to attend American University and received his M.A. in International Peace and Conflict Resolution from the School of International Service in 1998, and received his J.D. in 2003 from American University's Washington College of Law. After graduation, Reznik was admitted to the Maryland Bar in 2004 and the District of Columbia Bar in 2005.

Professional history[edit]

Reznik's professional experience includes working in international development and foreign aid programs since 1994. Focusing specifically in the areas of democracy, civil society, and economic development. Reznik has had experience with implementing international development programs throughout the world for well respected implementing organizations and companies such as ACDI/VOCA, American Councils for International Education, Center for International Private Enterprise, AECOM PADCO, and The QED Group, LLC for donors organizations such as USAID, World Bank, and United Nations. Reznik currently is employed by the CAMRIS International where he serves as the Director of Operations.

In addition, Reznik has practiced law in Montgomery County for the firm of Weinberg & Jacobs focusing on exempt organizations, estate planning, and small business.

Political activism[edit]

Reznik became actively involved with the local Democratic Party in Montgomery County, Maryland in 2004 by joining the Montgomery County Young Democrats. Through his involvement, Reznik eventually went on to be Executive Vice President, and subsequently, President of the Montgomery County Young Democrats, as well as the National Committeeman for the Young Democrats of Maryland, and the Deputy Director of the Young Democrats of America's Mid-Atlantic Region.

In 2005, Reznik volunteered to be the District 39 Coordinator for then-Mayor Martin O'Malley in his run for Governor of Maryland. The Martin O'Malley-Anthony Brown ticket won the Governorship of Maryland by a vote of 52.7% - 46.2% from incumbent Governor Robert Ehrlich. The margin of victory in District 39 was 59.85% - 39.10%.

In 2006, Reznik successfully ran to represent the Democrats of Legislative District 39 on the Montgomery County Democratic Central Committee, the local Democratic Party. During his service, Reznik successfully recruited more precinct chairs and vice chairs in recent history for District 39, and successfully helped run the 2006 Maryland Democratic Coordinated Campaign in District 39.

First Term In the State Legislature (2007 - 2011)[edit]

After the retirement of State Senator Patrick J. Hogan, and ascension of Maryland State Delegate Nancy J. King to fill Senator Hogan's Senate seat, Reznik was nominated by the Montgomery County Democratic Central Committee,[1] and appointed by Governor O'Malley, to fill Nancy King's seat for the remainder of her term on October 2, 2007.

During his first term, Reznik has sponsored the following legislation that has successfully been enacted as Maryland law:

  • HB 527/2008 - Task Force to Study the Procurement of Health and Social Services by State Agencies
  • HB 795/2008 - Establishment of and regulation by State Athletic Commission of professional and amateur Mixed Martial Arts events
  • HB 910/2008 - Disclosure of medical records in Children In Need of Assistance (CINA) Proceedings
  • HB 374/2009 - Establishment of licensure renewal requirements for radiology professionals
  • HB 1135/2009 - Provides employees of Maryland-National Capital Parks & Planning Commission workers' compensation presumption for Lyme Disease.
  • HB 531/2010 - Extension of Task Force to Study the Procurement of Health and Social Services by State Agencies
  • HB 646/2010 - Bans the use of corded window blinds in foster homes, family day care facilities, and child care centers.
  • HB 647/2010 - Exempting the Department of Natural Resources from State Procurement law related to conservation service opportunities entered into with nonprofit entities.
  • HB 699/2010 - Requiring the State to set hospital reimbursement rates for specific freestanding emergency facilities and altering how the state can issue a license for new facilities.
  • HB 870/2010 - Prohibiting the performance of specific cosmetic surgical procedures in unaccredited medical offices or facilities.
  • HB 1017/2010 - Requiring health insurance to cover visits for obesity evaluation and management and visits for and costs of developmental screening for child wellness services.

Second Term In the State Legislature (2011 - 2015)[edit]

On November 2, 2010, Reznik was re-elected to the Maryland House of Delegates to represent District 39.

During his second term, to date Reznik has sponsored the following legislation that has successfully been enacted as Maryland law:

  • HB 87/2011 - Restricting the ability of employers to use an individual's credit history against them in hiring or retention.
  • HB 440/2012 - Debarred entities who do business with Iran from doing business with the State of Maryland.
  • HB 448/2012 - Requires the State to only contract for electronics recycling with certified recyclers so harmful equipment or chemicals are not dumped domestically or abroad.
  • HB 456/2012 - Expanded access of the Small Business Reserve Program to a large number of small businesses.
  • HB 540/2012 - Establishes requirements for the proper handling of the body of a decedent by funeral establishments and crematories in response to recent scandals involving the treatment of remains of Maryland veterans awaiting burial at Arlington National Cemetery.
  • HB 833/2012 - Enables Licensed Respiratory Care Practitioners to have the right to practice within the scope of their license, including in a sleep laboratory.

Assignment to Committees, Panels, Councils, Commissions, and Task Forces[edit]

Committee on Health and Government Operations - Standing Committee of the Maryland House of Delegates - 2007–Present
→Subcommittee on Minority Health Disparities - 2007-2011
→Subcommittee on Government Operations - 2007–Present
→Subcommittee on Health Facilities and Occupations - 2011–Present

Joint Committee on Federal Relations - 2011–Present

Joint Committee on Access to Mental Health Services - 2011–Present

Maryland State Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council - 2008–Present - Representative of the Maryland House of Delegates

Maryland Commission on Autism - 2009–Present - Representative of the Maryland House of Delegates
→Chair, Workgroup on Finances and Resources

Maryland Alliance for Responsible Gambling - 2011–Present - Representative of the Maryland House of Delegates

♦Task Force to Study the Procurement of Health and Social Services by State Agencies - 2011 - One of two representatives of the Maryland House of Delegates

Electoral history[edit]

  • 2010 Race for Maryland House of Delegates–39th District[2]
Voters to choose three:
Name Votes Percent Outcome
Charles E. Barkley, Democratic 18,060   23.54%    Won
Kirill Reznik, Democratic 16,199   21.12%    Won
Shane Robinson, Democratic 15,961   20.81%    Won
Jim Pettit, Republican   9,695   12.64%    Lost
Bill Witham, Republican   8,482   11.06%    Lost
Al Phillips, Republican   8,482   11.06%    Lost

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Preceded by
Nancy J. King
State Delegate, District 39, Maryland State House of Delegates
2007–
Succeeded by
None