State Senator, Maryland , District #31
Contact InformationPhilip Jimeno
James Senate Office Building, Room 101
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
Committees: Chairman--Executive Nominations Committee, Member--Judicial Proceedings Committee, Assistant Deputy Majority Leader
Phil Jimeno has served in the Maryland State Senate for 20 years. For three decades, Senator Jimeno has served in constituents well, missing only one of work on the Senate floor. As Chairman of the Executive Nominations Committee, it is up to Senator Jimeno to oversee all aspects of the Senate's role in confirming appointments of the Administration.
During his tenure, Phil has been a leader on a variety of issues, most notably Juvenile and Criminal Justice. As this continues to be an issue important to many Marylanders, you can expect to see more leadership from Senator Jimeno regarding all aspects of public safety.
Member of Senate since January 1985. Assistant Deputy Majority Leader, 1997-. Chair, Executive Nominations Committee, 1998- (vice-chair, 1995-98). Member, Judicial Proceedings Committee, 1985-; Special Committee on Substance Abuse, 2001-. Senate Chair, Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review, 1997-98 (member, 1987-93, 1997-98). Member, Joint Committee on the Selection of the State Treasurer, 2003. Chair, Anne Arundel Delegation, 2003-. Member, National Conference of State Legislatures (human services & welfare committee).
Member, House of Delegates, January 1979 to January 1985, representing District 31 (Anne Arundel County). Member, Appropriations Committee, 1979-85 (education & human resources subcommittee; law enforcement & transportation subcommittee); Joint Committee on Juvenile Justice. Vice-Chair, Anne Arundel County Delegation, 1982, 1985.
Past chair, Transportation Advisory Commission, Anne Arundel County; School Board Selection Process, Anne Arundel County. Member, Commission to Save the Lighthouses, 1991-96; Criminal Justice Information Advisory Board, 1991-; Governor's Advisory Board for Justice Administration, 1993-95; Governor's Commission on Enhancing Public Services through Improved Interagency Cooperation, 1994; Governor's Commission on Gun Violence, 1995; Commission on Juvenile Justice Jurisdiction, 1998-200l; Committee on Access to Court Records, 2001-02.
Born in Fairmont, West Virginia, May 28, 1947. Attended Fairmont Senior High School; Fairmont State College, B.S. (business administration), 1969; Coppin State College, M.Ed., 1974. Insurance agent, State Farm. Legislator of the Year, State's Attorneys' Association, 1986. Legislator of the Year, State Fraternal Order of Police, 1993. Senator of the Year, State's Attorneys' Association, 1994. Married; two children.