AboutTerri Hill

AboutTerri Hill

Delegate Hill with her mother and sister
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For Maryland District 12 state delegate Terri Hill, representing the residents of District 12 and the communities in which they live at the state level is a way to apply her unique set of skills and life experience in service, by helping find solutions to the issues that make live challenging for too many. Her primary focus is on the issues that are important to all of us; issues that are important to our future as a state. Quality of life issues like jobs, justice, education, healthcare, a healthy environment, public safety, and opportunity. Maryland is a wonderful state, yet it can do better by more of its residents.

Through her practice and talking to people, she has heard those concerns. As a physician, she is committed to working to diagnosing key issues and finding effective solutions. As an experienced legislator, she appreciates that the obvious solutions are not always the right ones, and reaching the best solution usually require collaboration, cooperation, and time to address legitimate and conflicting stakeholder concerns and assemble the resource to best ensure the sustainability needed for long-term success.

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From There to HereBio

Terri came to our community 50 years ago when her family moved to the promising new town of Columbia.  Terri’s parents were strong civil rights advocates who instilled in her the importance of education and opportunity. After attending Howard County’s public schools and graduating from Wilde Lake High School, Terri received a degree in bioelectric engineering from Harvard University – one of only three African American women in her major. She then received her medical degree from the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons.

After her residency, Terri came home to set up her practice and grow her small business. For over 30 years, Terri has treated patients in our community and seen firsthand the barriers to care her patients face.

In 2014, Terri felt a pull to do more. She saw the opportunity to create real and meaningful change, not just as a doctor, but by changing the system itself. So, she ran for office, and since 2014 has served as a Maryland State Delegate for District 12.  Del.  Hill has crafted and fought for legislation that addresses disparities in healthcare, the need for more and better access to mental health treatment and vision care and provides economic opportunities for everyone.

Terri is a delegate who removes barriers.

Beyond healthcare, her legislative successes extend to housing, education, the environment and improving the lives of the underserved. Her successful efforts include legislation to improve access to prescription drugs for patients with chronic illnesses, the creation of programs and funding mechanisms to assist seniors wishing to stay in their homes, access to HIV prevention medication for minors and protecting us from contaminated water.

During the pandemic, she advocated on behalf of constituents having multiple problems, including those seeking unemployment insurance relief to which they were entitled, and for which their former employers had contributed. Other specific pandemic targeted legislation facilitated the expansion of telemedicine, remote notarization, and provided the administration with the emergency dollars and authority, with a degree of legislative oversight through regular hearings, to address the evolving emergency. She advocated for small business assistance and relief and for rental assistance, and housing stability through the pandemic. She lobbied our federal partners for needed financial relief for our local jurisdictions. The pandemic laid bare many of the decades-old holes in our societal safety net, some of which she has worked to address in the recent legislative session, and many of which require solutions that can’t be rolled out in 1 year.

Terri has stood with her colleagues in passing legislation to address systemic problems and progressive priorities, like criminal justice reform, paid family leave and protecting a women’s right to control her reproductive health.

Terri’s special brand of servant-leadership has garnered her recognition from such eclectic groups as the Archdiocese of Baltimore, Towson University, Associated Black Charities, and her beloved Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. In 2020, she was inducted into Howard County’s Women’s Hall of Fame.

Ensuring that every person has access to opportunity, safe housing, economic security, strong schools, a healthy environment, and good, affordable healthcare – these are the things Terri has been working for and these are the things central to her vision for the people of District 12.  She would be honored to continue representing the interests of, and giving back to, the community which has given so much to her.

Recognition

Honors and Awards

Women’s Hall of Fame, Howard County, 2020; Inducted, Honorary Member, Omega Beta Iota, Osteopathic Political Honor Society, 2019; Health Promotion Achievement Award, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., North Atlantic Region, 2017; Legislator of the Year, Medical and Chirurgical Society of Maryland (MedChi), 2017; Legislator of the Year, Maryland Association of Eye Physicians, 2016; Women on the Move Award, Small Business, Associated Black Charities, Baltimore, MD, 2015; Women in Medicine Award, Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Baltimore Chapter, 2015; Mother Mary Lange Leadership Award, Archdiocese of Baltimore, 2012; Community Service Award, Columbia, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., Columbia, MD, 2009; Outstanding Professional Achievement Spirit Award, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Columbia, MD Chapter, 2004; Tribute to Excellence Award, Baltimore Black Women’s Leadership Conference, 2003; Distinguished Black Marylander, Towson University, Towson, MD, 2001; Baltimore AFRAM Salute: “Hope for Tomorrow”, 1992; Aura E. Severinghaus Scholar, National Medical Fellowships, Inc. (Outstanding Academic Achievement, Leadership, and Community Service), 1985; Class Marshall, Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges; Dean’s List, Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges

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Lowe House Office Building, Room 214, 6 Bladen St., Annapolis, MD 21401
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Arlene L. Harrison, Treasurer
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Terri Hill13 hours ago
I am outraged. In a week that will live on in infamy, a politicized Court has issued rulings on gun control and abortion that are contrary to the values and will of the majority of Americans and particularly endangers the lives of children and their mothers. This is wrong.

Although we in Maryland might feel thankful to live in state where we are protected, at least for the moment, it’s not enough for any of us to feel safe. Our civil liberties as a nation are at stake. Next up, according to the opinion of one justice, are contraception access, marriage equality, LGBTQ rights and other privacy and constitutional protections.

It is well past the time for us to stand up and fight for the nation we aspire to be. This is a call for activism. Please heed the call of President Barack Obama to stand in protest, volunteer with organizations, knock on doors for political candidates and vote. “Because in the end, if we want judges who will protect all, and not just some, of our rights, then we’ve got to elect officials committed to doing the same.”
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Terri Hill6 days ago
Happy Father’s Day to awesome dads and “dads” everywhere.

And a reflective Juneteenth…
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Terri Hill1 week ago
Hope to see you there.
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Terri Hill2 months ago
As we enter the final 6 hours of the 2022 legislative session, the last 48 hours encompass in miniature so much of the last 3 ¹/² years - the legislative work, constituent service and community events, the communal ties, the importance of great leadership - lost and gained.
Delegate Ariana Kelley leading the floor in the veto override vote on the Abortion Care Access Act, the installation of new English Council Volunteer Firefighters officers, the Sine Die lunch receptions - a true sign that things are normalizing - with gubernatorial candidate Wes Moore, Lieutenant Governor candidate former delegate Aruna Miller, the unveiling of the official portrait of late Speaker Michael Busch (who passed 4/7/19), and Speaker Adrienne Jones preciding over the final hours of presumably the last floor session of this term.
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Terri Hill3 months ago
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Terri Hill6 months ago
The holidays can be a tough time for many. Survivors Against Violence Everywhere (S.A.V.E.) is hosting a virtual support session for families and adults next Tuesday. You may join using the following link:
http://ow.ly/szOF50H4uvM

Please consider sharing this info to your network.

#selfcare #mentalhealth #supportgroup
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