Log In

Lisa A. Gladden Edit Profile

State legislator

Lisa A. Gladden, American state legislator. Member of Alliance Black Women Attorneys (president 1996), America Bar Association, Women's International Bowling Congressional.


Gladden, Lisa A. was born on October 6, 1964 in Baltimore.


Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Gladden attended Duke University and the University of Maryland School of Law before entering practice as an attorney in the Office of the Public Defender.


She is currently serving in her 2nd term in the Maryland State Senate, representing Maryland's District 41 in Baltimore City. She was active with the American Bar Association, the Alliance of Black Women Attorneys, and with the Democratic Party. Gladden was elected to the Maryland State Senate in 2002, and was re-elected in 2006.

She has been heavily mentored and risen quickly through the ranks, currently holding the position of Majority Whip. Legislative notesvoted against electric deregulation in 1999 (HB703)voted for slots in 2004 (SB197)2006voted for the Healthy Air Act in 2006 (SB154)2007voted in favor of prohibiting ground rents in 2007(SB106)voted in favor of the Tax Reform Act of 2007 (HB2)voted in favor of slots (SB3)2009sponsored a bill establishing that a material, compound, mixture, or preparation that contains Salvinorin A or Salvia divinorum, with a specified exception, is a Schedule I controlled dangerous substance. 2012- Gladden was appointed by Maryland legislative leaders to a task force to study the impact of a Maryland Court of Appeals ruling regarding the liability of owners of pit bulls and landlords that rent to them.

In December 2007, Gladden was chosen by the Obama for President campaign to appear on the ballot, in the Maryland democratic presidential primary, as a female delegate for Obama from Maryland's 7th congressional district. Gladden campaigned in Ohio, South Carolina, Pennsylvania and Maryland for Obama during the primary campaign. She finished first among the female delegates in the Maryland Democratic election and went to the 2008 Democratic National Convention, in Denver Colorado, as a delegate committed to Barack Obama.

Along with Maryland Delegate Curt Anderson, Gladden served as co-chair of the Baltimore for Obama campaign in both the 2008 primary and general elections.


Communion and Water Baptism are symbolic acts of obedience to the teaching of Jesus in the New Testament.


Racism is sin because it disregards the image of God in all people and denies the truth of the Gospel that believers are all one in Him.


The strong feature of Baptism is that prayers are not only led by a minister, but often by a local preacher - a lay person who has been trained and authorized to lead worship and preach.


Gladden was first elected to and served as a member of House of Delegates from January 13, 1999 to January 8, 2003. During that time she was a member of the Judiciary Committee and chaired its criminal justice subcommittee from 1999 to 2003. She was also a member of the Liaison Work Group in the Baltimore City Delegation from 1999 to 2003.

Gladden is also vice-chair of the Judicial Proceedings Committee, the Maryland State Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy and a member of the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland.