Tanya Thornton Shewell

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Tanya Thornton Shewell
Tanya Thornton Shewell (2007).jpg
Delegate Maryland District 5A
In office
August 17, 2004 – January 12, 2011
Preceded by Carmen Amedori
Succeeded by Justin Ready
Personal details
Born (1944-03-09) March 9, 1944 (age 74)
Piqua, OH
Political party Republican

Tanya Thornton Shewell (born March 9, 1944) is an American politician and former member of the Maryland House of Delegates.


Tanya Shewell replaced Carmen Amedori when she was appointed to the Parole Commission by Governor Bob Ehrlich in 2004. In 2007, she became the Deputy Minority Whip in the Maryland House of Delegates. Shewell represents District 5A, which covers Carroll County, MD.


Tanya Shewell attended Troy High School in Troy, OH and graduated as valedictorian. She graduated in 1970 from Towson State University, summa cum laude, with a B.S. in psychology and sociology.


Tanya Shewell is the manager/owner of a family rental property business, Shewell Enterprises, since 1969. She has worked for State Department of Education at the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, 1970–77, the Carroll Lutheran Health Care Center, 1981–83, and Executive Director, Granite House Inc., 1983-1991.

Legislative Notes[edit]

  • voted against in-state tuition for illegal immigrants in 2007 (HB6)[1]

Election results[edit]

  • 2006 Race for Maryland House of Delegates – District 5A[1]
Voters to choose two:
Name Votes Percent Outcome
Tanya Thornton Shewell, Rep. 18,785   32.9%    Won
Nancy R. Stocksdale, Rep. 20,630   36.1%    Won
Ann Darrin, Dem. 9,489   16.6%    Lost
Frank Henry Rammes, Dem. 8,192   14.3%    Lost
Other Write-Ins 57   0.1%    Lost


  1. ^ "House of Delegates Results". Maryland State Board of Elections.  Retrieved on Sept. 11, 2007