Gerron Levi

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Gerron S. Levi
Maryland House of Delegates
In office
2007–2011
Preceded by Mary Conroy (D)
Succeeded by Geraldine Valentino-Smith
Constituency Prince George's County
Personal details
Born (1968-07-01) July 1, 1968 (age 48)
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Political party Democratic
Residence Prince George's County, Maryland
Occupation lobbyist, attorney
Religion Christian

Gerron S. Levi is an American politician who represented district 23A in the Maryland House of Delegates.

Background[edit]

Delegate Levi was born in Chicago, Illinois, she received her B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1991.[1] During college she served as a research assistant for the Institute of Governmental Studies in 1989. After college she went to Washington, D.C. to work on Capitol Hill and to go to law school.[2] While at the Howard University Law School she worked as a legislative assistant and intern to U.S. Representative Gus Savage of Illinois from 1991 to 1993 and legislative assistant to U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein of California from 1993 to 1995. She was awarded her Juris Doctor in 1994 and was admitted to Illinois Bar in 1998.

Career[edit]

She has been the Senior lobbyist for the Laborers International Union of North America and the Deputy Director of Legislation for the AFL-CIO.[3] In 2010, Levi gave up her seat in the House of Delegates to run for County Executive of Prince George's County, her campaign was unsuccessful; losing to Rushern Baker.[4]

In the legislature[edit]

In 2007 Levi took her seat in the Maryland House of Delegates. She was assigned to the House Judiciary committee and its juvenile law subcommittee. During her first session as a legislator, she sponsored and saw passed a bill that would limit the ability of minors to get a driving learners permit if they had habitually missed school. [5] Levi was also instrumental in crafting legislation dealing with gangs and gang violence in Maryland. She is also a member of the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland.

Legislative notes[edit]

  • voted for the Clean Indoor Air Act of 2007 (HB359) [6]
  • voted in favor of the Tax Reform Act of 2007(HB2) [7]
  • primary sponsor- Truancy - Prohibition Against Issuance of Learner's Instructional Permit (HB571 Became Law - Chapter 563)[8]
  • sponsored House Bill 30 in 2007-Maryland Education Fund - Establishment and Funding[9]
  • Primary Sponsor of Maryland Gang Prosecution Act of 2010[10]
  • Primary Sponsor of Ex-Offender Reentry Laws (2009)[11][12]
  • 2007- (in committee) voted for Maryland's Marriage Protection Act.[13][14]
  • 2008- voted against Senate Bills 597 and 566; bills expanding the rights of same sex domestic partners to include shared property recognition, rights pertaining to hospital visitation, shared rooms in nursing homes, and funeral planning.[15]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "2006 Voters Guide". The Gazette. Retrieved 2007-05-30. 
  2. ^ "House of Delegates: Gerron Levi". Maryland State Archives. Retrieved 2007-05-30. 
  3. ^ "The Key to Economic Progress for America's Working Families: Restoring the Freedom to Form Unions". Center for American Progress. Retrieved 2007-05-31. 
  4. ^ Spivack, Miranda S. (September 16, 2010). "Rushern Baker's victory suggests wish for change in Prince George's". The Washington Post. Retrieved September 27, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Delegate Gerron Levi". Maryland Department of Legislative Services. Retrieved 2007-07-05. 
  6. ^ "House Bill 359". Maryland Department of Legislative Services. Retrieved 2007-07-05. 
  7. ^ "House Bill 2" (PDF). Maryland Department of Legislative Services. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-02-09. Retrieved 2007-07-05. 
  8. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20110416074701/http://mlis.state.md.us/2007RS/sponsors/levi$.htm. Archived from the original on April 16, 2011. Retrieved February 12, 2009.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  9. ^ "House Bill 30". Maryland Department of Legislative Services. Retrieved 2007-07-05. 
  10. ^ http://www.govpics.maryland.gov/dsp_download.cfm?id=273919[dead link]
  11. ^ "HOUSE BILL 635". mlis.state.md.us. Retrieved 15 July 2015. 
  12. ^ "HOUSE BILL 637". mlis.state.md.us. Retrieved 15 July 2015. 
  13. ^ "House Bill 919". Maryland General Assembly. Retrieved 2009-10-09. 
  14. ^ "Maryland's Marriage Protection Act" (PDF). Maryland General Assembly. Retrieved 2009-10-09. 
  15. ^ "2008 Legislative Voting Record- Maryland House of Delegates" (PDF). Equity Maryland Political Action Committee. Retrieved 2009-10-09.