Shane Robinson (politician)
|Arash Shane Robinson|
|Member of the Maryland House of Delegates
from the 39 district
January 12, 2011
|Preceded by||Saqib Ali (D)|
December 26, 1976 |
Ahwaz, Khūzestān, Iran
|Residence||Montgomery Village, Maryland|
Robinson was born on December 26, 1976 to American parents living in Ahwaz, Iran. He later attended the University of Nevada, Reno, earning dual degrees in Spanish and biology in 2000. While in college, Robinson worked as a wildland firefighter for the United States Forest Service and later joined the Peace Corps, serving in rural Zambia from 2002 through 2005. Following his return to the United States, he worked for a number of organizations, including the AIDS Project of Southern Vermont, Iracambi Atlantic Rainforest Research and Conservation Center, and most recently for the Coulter Companies for whom he helps manage non-profit clients. During this period, Robinson also began work on a graduate degree in sustainable development, which he earned in 2011. He also works on the side as a dive instructor and a National Ski Patrol alpine patroller. He is married with two children.
House of Delegates
Robinson ran for one of three seats in District 39 in the Maryland House of Delegates in the fall of 2010. He came in third, behind incumbents Charles E. Barkley and Kirill Reznik. He was sworn into the Maryland House of Delegates on January 12, 2011 and assigned to serve on the House Environmental Matters Committee and its Land Use and Ethics Subcommittee and Environment Subcommittee. In his first year in the legislature, he was also appointed to serve as a Trustee of the Chesapeake Bay Trust and as a member of the Task Force to Study the Establishment of a Statewide Spay/Neuter Fund.
- 2010 Race for Maryland House of Delegates–39th District
- 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