Harford County State Delegate Donna Stifler (R, 35A) has been chosen as one of Maryland’s two representatives on the Advisory Council to the Women’s Legislative Network of the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).
Stifler said she was honored by the appointment, and looked forward to learning what issues women legislators in other states were working on. “I will make sure that the women members of the Maryland General Assembly know what issues are coming down the pike that they can influence,” said Stifler, who recently completed her third legislative session in Annapolis.
Speaker of the House of Delegates Mike Busch (D., 30) said “Delegate Donna Stifler will be a great addition to the Advisory Council to the Women’s Legislative Network of the National Conference of State Legislatures. She is a hardworking and dedicated advocate for women.”
Republican House of Delegates Minority Leader, Tony O’Donnell (R., 29C) noted that as the mother of two young girls Stifler “brings a unique and insightful perspective to a variety of subjects.”
Delegate Karen Montgomery (D., 14), the Past President of the Women’s Caucus of the Maryland House of Delegates, said “Delegate Stifler knows the issues and is willing to work with others. We are happy that she will be a representative for women in her role at NCSL.”
Stifler has demonstrated an ability to work across the aisle in a bipartisan fashion by successfully bringing to passage three pieces of legislation that enjoyed almost unanimous support in the 2009 Session.