Meet Delegate SUSAN K. McComas, Esq. LD-35b
Member of House of Delegates since January 8, 2003 (representing District 35B, 2003-15; District 34B since January 14, 2015). Member, Judiciary Committee, 2003- (estates & trusts subcommittee, 2003-06; family law subcommittee, 2003-20; juvenile law subcommittee, 2015-18; public safety subcommittee, 2019-; criminal law & procedure subcommittee, 2021-); Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review, 2015-; Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics, 2015-. Deputy Minority Whip, 2015-18. Member, Rules and Executive Nominations Committee, 2015-21; Work Group to Address Police Reform and Accountability in Maryland, 2020. House Chair, Harford County Delegation, 2008-09 (vice-chair, 2021-). Member, Maryland Rural Caucus, 2003-; Maryland Veterans Caucus, 2006-. President, Women Legislators of Maryland, 2015-16 (member, 2003-; executive board, 2007-09, 2012-17; treasurer, 2008-09; 2nd vice-president, 2012-13; chair, endorsement committee, 2013-; 1st vice-president, 2013-14; president-elect, 2015). Member, Maryland Military Installation Legislative Caucus, 2017-. Member, National Conference of State Legislatures (legislative effectiveness & state government committee, 2005-07; legislative effectiveness committee, 2007-).
Member, State Council on Child Abuse and Neglect, 2003-; Governor’s Work Group on Young Drivers, 2005; Task Force to Study Identity Theft, 2005-07; Maryland Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Commission, 2012; Commission on Child Custody Decision Making, 2013-14; Commission on the Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Passage of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, 2013-20; Maryland Sexual Assault Evidence Kit Policy and Funding Committee, 2017-20.
Member, Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, Harford County, 2019-.
Commissioner, District Court, Harford County, 1983-85. Chair, Town Commission, Town of Bel Air, 1991-92, 1997-98, 1999-2000 (member, March 1987 to December 2002). Member, Commission for Women, Harford County, 1991-97.
Born in Denver, Colorado, April 3, 1951. Attended Cheyenne Central High School, Cheyenne, Wyoming; The Johns Hopkins University, B.A. (social & behavioral sciences), 1974; Graduate School of Public Affairs, University of Colorado; (graduate studies, public administration); University of Wyoming College of Law, J.D., 1980. Admitted to Wyoming Bar, 1980; Maryland Bar, 1981. Attorney. Private practice of law (part-time), 1981-83. Associate, Law Offices of Bruce J. Gilbert, 1984-85. Sole practitioner, 1985-. Member, Maryland State Bar Association (chair, special committee on lawyer referral, 1989-90); Harford County Bar Association, 1983-; Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys’ Association, 1986-88. File clerk, Wyoming House of Representatives, 1977. Administrative assistant, Community Action of Laramie County, 1977. Legal intern, Wyoming Department of Health and Social Services, 1978. Legal researcher, National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives, 1979. Intern, Legal Services, Albany County, Wyoming, 1979-80. Member, Harford County Republican Central Committee, 1998-2002. Member, Maryland Municipal League (president, cecil/harford chapter, 1989-90; member, legislative committee, 1989-92). Board of Directors, Sexual Assault/Spouse Abuse Resource Center, 1982-89. Member, Claims Committee, Local Government Insurance Trust, 1996- (vice-chair, 2002-). Maryland Public Policy Conflict Resolution Fellow, Center for Dispute Resolution, University of Maryland School of Law, 2013. Certificate of Appreciation, Maryland Municipal League, 2008. Married.