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
Assumed office
January 8, 2003
Constituency District 18, Montgomery County
Personal details
Born (1942-01-11) January 11, 1942 (age 75)
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. She was the first Latina elected to state office and would be the first Salvadoran-American elected to Congress.[1]

She is a Democratic candidate running for Congress in Maryland's 8th District.

Background[edit]

Gutierrez was born in El Salvador and attended Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School before moving on to 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] Gutierrez has served in all three levels of government. As a deputy administrator in the Transportation Department during the Clinton Administration, on the Montgomery County School Board, and as a Delegate for the 18th District.

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 Undocumented 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 undocumented immigrants. 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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