Anne Kaiser is in her fourth term as a member of the Maryland House of Delegates, representing the 14th District in Montgomery County. She is honored to serve as the Majority Leader in the House of Delegates. Her district includes parts of Silver Spring, Calverton, Colesville, Cloverly, Fairland, Burtonsville, Olney, Brookeville, Laytonsville, Brinklow Damascus, Ashton and Sandy Spring. Anne lives with her wife, Nancy, in the Calverton neighborhood in Silver Spring.
Anne was raised in Rockville, Maryland and graduated from Rockville High School. She then attended the University of Chicago, graduating with a B.A. in Political Science in 1990. She then earned two Masters Degrees from the University of Michigan in 1995, a Masters in Public Policy and a Masters in Educational Studies.
Between college and graduate school, Kaiser worked for Congressman Neal Smith (D-Iowa) as well as for Maryland Delegate Hank Heller. After graduate school, Anne worked as an Economist at the IRS. While balancing her legislative responsibilities, she now works part-time as an Outreach and Marketing Consultant for Bethesda Transportation Solutions, part of the Bethesda Urban Partnership. Additionally, Anne works as an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland, College Park teaching a course on Women in Politics.
Capping a dream she had since she was 5 years old, Anne was first elected to the Maryland House of Delegates in 2002, and was reelected in 2006, 2010 and 2014. Kaiser is proud to have been appointed by Speaker Michael Busch in 2015 as the Majority Leader in the House of Delegates. Additionally, she is a member of the Ways and Means Committee, serving as Chair of the influential Education Subcommittee. She also serves on three Joint Committees, including the Legislative Policy Committee, the Spending Affordability Committee and the Joint Committee on Legislative Information Technology and Open Government.
She previously served as the vice-chair of the 98 member House Democratic Caucus. Her previous service also includes time as the elected chair of the 24 member Montgomery County House Delegation, the largest in the state of Maryland.
Delegate Kaiser is honored to have been recognized with many awards throughout her career from organizations ranging across the political spectrum; additionally, she was named by the Daily Record as one of Maryland's Top 100 Women in 2006. Kaiser has three times been named Legislator of the Year for her work in education policy. Most recently, Delegate Kaiser received the Advocate of the Year Award from the Maryland School Counselor Association.