Hattie Harrison

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Hattie Harrison
Maryland House of Delegates District 45
Former Member
In office
August 2, 1973-January 28, 2013
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Date of birthFebruary 11, 1928
Place of birthLancaster, SC
Office website
Hattie Harrison (February 11, 1928-January 28, 2013) is a former Democratic member of the Maryland House of Delegates, representing District 45 since August 2, 1973 until she passed away on January 28, 2013.[1]

Harrison is Chair of the Historic East Baltimore Community Action Coalition, and a member of Women Legislators of Maryland.[2]

Committee assignments


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


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Harrison served on these committees:

Biographical information

Harrison turned 83 in 2011. She is the oldest member of the legislature, and the longest serving member of the House of Delegates. She is the first African-American woman to chair a major committee (Rules & Executive Nominations), and she's run it for 32 years. [3]



See also: Maryland House of Delegates elections, 2010

Harrison successfully won re-election in the general election on November 2, 2010, taking the third of three seats.[4]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 45 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Talmadge Branch (D) 18,676
Green check mark transparent.png Cheryl Glenn (D) 18,232
Green check mark transparent.png Hattie Harrison (D) 17,564
Rick Saffery (R) 2,799
Larry Wardlow (R) 2,622
Ronald Owens-Bey (L) 2,309


On November 7, 2006, Hattie Harrison ran for District 45 of the Maryland House of Delegates, winning the second of three seats, losing to Cheryl Glenn but beating Talmadge Branch and Ronald Owens-Bey. [5]

Hattie Harrison raised $26,545 for her campaign.[6]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 45
Candidates Votes Percent
Cheryl Glenn (D) 16,911 32.6%
Hattie Harrison (D) 16,084 31.0%
Talmadge Branch (D) 16,014 30.9%
Ronald Owens-Bey (P) 2,727 5.3%
Write-Ins 111 0.2%

Campaign donors


In 2010, a year in which Harrison was up for re-election, she collected $18,386 in donations.[7]

Her largest contributors in 2010 were:

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Preceded by
Maryland House of Delegates District 45
1973–January 28, 2013
Succeeded by
Nina R. Harper (D)