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About Lorig


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Experienced, Effective, And Respected

First elected to the Maryland House of Delegates in 2018, Lorig took her years of community activism and legislative know-how and hit the ground running. She has since worked on dozens of successful initiatives in Annapolis and her district.  

Lorig currently serves on the House Economic Matters Committee and chairs its Unemployment Insurance Subcommittee. She is also the Co-Chair of the Maryland Transit Caucus and a member of the Latino Legislative Caucus and the Women's Caucus.

Her problem-solving approach and championing of larger policy issues remains grounded in a deep desire to improve people's lives by building a more just and inclusive world.​​

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20+ Years of Community Service

Lorig takes her role as a public servant to heart and is committed to going above and beyond to provide excellent constituent services.

This caring builds on the decades she has devoted to improving the quality of life for people across our community, including:

  • As Executive Director of Community Mediation Maryland since 2002, Lorig advances the use of affordable, community mediation services and collaborative conflict resolution throughout the state and around the country.  This work includes using mediation and restorative approaches to disrupt the system of mass incarceration. 

  • As President of the Boards of both the Crossroads Community Food Network and TPSS Coop, she expanded access to healthy food to low-income individuals.

  • Led the campaign to open the TPSS Community Kitchen, a shared-use commercial kitchen that helps micro-entrepreneurs launch food-based businesses.

  • Served as a member of Maryland's School to Prison Pipeline and Restorative Practices Commission.

Lorig lives in Takoma Park with her two children and has also been a dedicated parent volunteer in their local public schools.


Highly Qualified

  • Ph.D., Economics, Johns Hopkins University, 2002

  • BA, Mathematical Economics, Pomona College, 1995

  • Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition "Up and Coming" Legislator of the Year Award, 2019

  • MDV Solar Energy Industries Association Solar Champion, 2019

  • Emerge Maryland, Class of 2017

  • Daily Record Maryland’s Top 100 Women (three-time winner) and Circle of Excellence member

  • Community Leadership Award, Maryland State Chapter of the National Organization for Women (2017)

  • Judge Robert M. Bell Award, the Maryland State Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Section (2017)

  • Leadership Maryland, Class of 2011


What's with the little bird?

Lorig is proud of her Armenian heritage.  

In Armenian, Lorig means "little quail."

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