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New Year, New Legislation

Here’s wishing all a healthy and happy 2023!

The new year ushers in the 445th session of the Maryland General Assembly. Opening Day is Wednesday, January 11th. This will be my fifth session and I’m excited and humbled to represent District 20 once again.

2023 State Legislation Over the past few months, I have worked closely with advocates and community groups to craft and introduce 16 of my own bills. My staff and I will also be closely tracking hundreds of other pieces of legislation during our 90-day session. Watch for regular updates in my newsletter. You can also find out more details about my bills on my website. Right now you can find summaries on that page. As soon as my bills have bill numbers in the MDGA system, you will also be able to track progress on each bill there.

District 20 Breakfast Club I’m pleased to announce the first Sheila E. Hixson District 20 Breakfast Club of 2023. Please join me and my fellow state legislators for a lively discussion of the upcoming session. It will be held on Sunday, January 15th, starting at 11:00 a.m. at El Golfo Restaurant in Silver Spring. Club dues are $18 per person for brunch and tips for the staff are appreciated. Please plan to join even if you are not able to pay the $18.

Connecting with the Community I find a range of ways to stay connected to the community throughout my term, including canvassing even when we are not in an election season. Last week I was pleased to join Everyday Canvassing, CASA, Impact Silver Spring, Councilmember Kristin Mink and Delegate David Moon doing a deep listening canvass in the Enclave Apartments. We identified issues with which we will be engaging with the management and Department of Housing and Community Affairs–in partnership with tenants–and we were able to connect residents to resources.

I love canvassing and attending events to connect with and listen to constituents. A lot of my legislation is developed from these conversations. If you have any events coming up or want to suggest ways I can connect with your community, please let me know!

Stay in Touch If you or anyone you know needs assistance, please contact my office at or leave us a message at (410)-841-3423.


Lorig Charkoudian


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