Geraldine Valentino-Smith

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Geraldine Valentino-Smith
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Maryland House of Delegates District 23A
In office
Term ends
January 8, 2019
Years in position 4
Deputy Majority Whip, Maryland House of Delegates
2015 - present
Base salary$43,500/year
Per diem$143/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
At Large Member, Bowie City Council
Bachelor'sCatholic University of America, 1987
J.D.Catholic University, 1992
Place of birthBrooklyn, New York
Office website
Geraldine Valentino-Smith is a Democratic member of the Maryland House of Delegates, representing District 23A. She was first elected to the chamber in 2010. Beginning in the 2015 session, Valentino-Smith serves as a Deputy Majority Whip.


Valentino-Smith earned her B.S. in Nursing from Catholic University in 1987 and her J.D. from Columbia School of Law in 1992. Her professional experience includes working as an attorney and a clinical nurse at the National Institutes of Health.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Valentino-Smith served on the following committees:

Maryland Committee Assignments, 2015
Children, Youth, and Families, Chair


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Valentino-Smith served on these committees:



See also: Maryland House of Delegates elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Maryland House of Delegates took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 24, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 25, 2014. Incumbent Geraldine Valentino-Smith was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Valentino-Smith defeated Shukoor Ahmed (I) in the general election.[1][2][3]

Maryland House of Delegates District 23A, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGeraldine Valentino-Smith Incumbent 72.8% 7,666
     Independent Shukoor Ahmed 27.2% 2,869
Total Votes 10,535


See also: Maryland House of Delegates elections, 2010

Valentino-Smith ran against Shukoor Ahmed, Terence Collins, Paulette Faulkner, James Hubbard (incumbent), Lisa Ransom and Nicole Williams in the September 14 primary. Coming in first, she advanced to the general election.

Valentino-Smith came in first in the general election on November 2, 2010, successfully winning election.[4]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 23A General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Geraldine Valentino-Smith (D) 19,238
Green check mark transparent.png James Hubbard (D) 18,999
Margaret Moodie (R) 5,913

Campaign donors


In 2010, Valentino-Smith raised $58,980 in contributions.[5]

Her three largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Smith, Phillip J $18,157
Rapidtrans Inc $2,000
Okeeffe, Mary F $1,328


Valentino-Smith and her husband, P.J., have three children.

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