|Member of the Maryland House of Delegates from District 37B|
August 19, 2003 – January 3, 2015
|Preceded by||Kenneth D. Schisler|
April 30, 1977 |
Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio (born April 30, 1977), is a member of the Maryland House of Delegates, District 37B.
Jeannie Haddaway was born in Easton, Maryland, but grew up in Neavitt. She was first appointed to office in 2003 by Governor Bob Ehrlich to replace Kenneth D. Schisler who was appointed as the Chair of the Maryland Public Service Commission. At the time, Haddaway was the youngest member of the Maryland House of Delegates. District 37B covers parts of Caroline, Dorchester, Talbot, & Wicomico counties. In 2006, she ran for her first election and, along with Adelaide Eckardt, handily defeated her Democratic challengers. Delegate Haddaway is a member of the Easton Church of God, serving as a Sunday school teacher there.
Haddaway graduated from St. Michaels High School in St. Michael's, MD. After high school, she attended Salisbury University and graduated in 1999 with a degree in Political Science and a minor in art/graphic design.
After college, she took a position as an administrative assistant for the Maryland Department of the Environment  and eventually obtained a position as a public affairs specialist. She worked at MDE until 2000.
In 2001, she became a Development Officer for the Maryland-DC Office of the National Audubon Society and worked there until 2003. While working for the National Audubon Society, she started her own company, Dragonfly Designs, LLC., which is a graphic and web-design company.
Haddaway took a big step in her political career in 2002 when she became a member of the Talbot County Republican Central Committee and has served as vice-chair. She is also a member of the Mid-Shore League of Republican Women, and the Republicans for Environmental Protection . She is the founder and past president of Mid-Shore Young Republicans, a founding member of Delmarva Planned Giving Council , a member of the Talbot County Chamber of Commerce , the Talbot County Young Professionals, the Leave A Legacy Delmarva , and the Rotaract of Easton .
As a member of the Maryland House of Delegates, she serves as the Minority Whip. She is on the Economic Matters Committee and various sub-committees. She is an Executive Board Member of the Legislative Policy Committee for the Women's Caucus. She is the Treasurer of the Eastern Shore Delegation and is the Chair of the Talbot County Delegation.
Recently appointed to the Federal Relations Committee, Task Force on Renewable Fuels, the Rural Maryland Council and the Electric Universal Service Program Workgroup.
- Now candidate for Lt. Governor in Maryland** as of 2013.
2014 Gubernatorial Election
On July 7, 2013, Republican David R. Craig officially announced that Del. Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio as his running mate in his bid for the governor of Maryland in 2014. Jeannie Haddaway, native of Eastern Shore of Maryland, said at a news conference in Annapolis that she has spent almost a decade as an Eastern Shore lawmaker fighting for lower taxes and a better business climate. She says she has also worked for a greater balance between environmental interests and the interests of agriculture and commercial fishing.
- 2006 Race for Maryland House of Delegates – District 37B
- Voters to choose two:
Name Votes Percent Outcome Adelaide C. Eckardt, Rep. 19,980 34.5% Won Jeannie Haddaway, Rep. 18,677 32.2% Won James A. Adkins, Dem. 9,640 16.6% Lost Tim Quinn, Dem. 9,588 16.6% Lost Other Write-Ins 34 0.1% Lost
References and notes
- Maryland General Assembly Web Site
- "House of Delegates Results". Maryland State Board of Elections. Retrieved September 30, 2007.