Senator Shirley Nathan-Pulliam to Retire

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Courtesy: Maryland General Assembly

State Senator Shirley Nathan-Pulliam announced over the weekend she would resign from the Senate effective Sunday. Nathan-Pulliam, who served as vice chairwoman of the Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee, has battled multiple health problems in recent months.

An article in Maryland Matters summarizes her career.

Nathan-Pulliam entered the Senate in 2015, representing a district that takes in parts of Baltimore County and Baltimore City. She previously represented an all-Baltimore County district in the House of Delegates for 20 years.

Nathan-Pulliam is a Registered Nurse who was born and grew up in Jamaica and first worked in England. She eventually settled in the Baltimore area, and served as Baltimore City’s social services commissioner under then-mayor Kurt L. Schmoke (D).

Nathan-Pulliam is the first Caribbean-born person and the first African-Caribbean Registered Nurse elected to the Maryland General Assembly.

All of us at Manis Canning & Associates will miss seeing her in the Senate and wish her the best.

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