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Preventing Flooding in Ellicott City

“As one of the most climate-vulnerable states in the nation, extreme weather has already impacted communities like Ellicott City. Preventing additional floods will require true partnership at all levels of government, but we know that each dollar invested in prevention saves six dollars in emergency response. With this mindset I have secured over $40M of state funding to rebuild Old Ellicott City, and will continue to fight for resources for the rest of District 9”

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Preventing Flooding in Ellicott City

Education

"Our childrens’ education defines our future as a community and nation. I want every child in Maryland to benefit from a world-class education — regardless of their ZIP code."

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Education

Healthcare

"High-quality, affordable healthcare should be accessible and portable between jobs. Too many Marylanders lack adequate health insurance coverage and can't afford prescription medications — that is unacceptable."

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Healthcare

Keeping Our Communities Safe

"Everyone deserves to live in an environment where they know their families are safe from crime and violence.”

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Keeping Our Communities Safe

Meet Katie

Senator Katie Fry Hester is an independently minded legislator who prioritizes people over politics and is serving in her first term as State Senator. Since joining the Maryland Senate in 2019, 25 pieces of her legislation have passed with bipartisan supermajorities – including the state’s first comprehensive cybersecurity reform package; legislation to establish a first-in-the-nation revolving loan fund for flood prevention and environmental resiliency projects; and a multi-million dollar investment of Medicaid dollars for student mental and behavioral health. She serves on the Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee, and chairs the Joint Committee on Cybersecurity, IT, and Biotechnology, as well as the bi-partisan Small Business Jobs Caucus.

Prior to her election, Katie worked in international development for 20 years to create public- private strategies for sustainable development, advised companies on stakeholder engagement, and trained hundreds of people in partnership building. Now, Katie is using these experiences as your State Senator.

Katie understands that differences of opinion can get in the way of working together — but underneath these differences we share common values. Katie believes that when we connect with each other on our common values, incredible things can happen, and has always strived to build consensus and drive innovative solutions.

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Maryland governor signs bills to strengthen cybersecurity

May 12, 2022

Gov. Larry Hogan signed measures sponsored by Sen. Katie Fry Hester to strengthen cybersecurity in state and local governments in Maryland on Thursday, after lawmakers approved legislation and big investments earlier this year to protect vital systems against cyberattacks.

Maryland governor signs bills to strengthen cybersecurity

Lawmakers Rally Behind Small-Business Health Coverage Proposal

March 2, 2022

Article from Maryland Matters by Bruce DePuyt. Senate Bill 632 and House Bill 709 would create the Small Business and Nonprofit Health Insurance Subsidies Program. “Ensuring that every single business can offer health insurance is more important than ever” said Senate sponsor Katie Fry Hester (D-Howard).

Lawmakers Rally Behind Small-Business Health Coverage Proposal

Lawmakers Introduce Bills to Bolster State Cybersecurity

March 2, 2022

Article from Maryland Matters by Hannah Gaskill. Members of the General Assembly rolled out a package of bills to offer more protections to state and local government online networks on Wednesday following the discovery of myriad vulnerabilities in the state’s cybersecurity systems.

Lawmakers Introduce Bills to Bolster State Cybersecurity

Information Center

Senator Katie Fry Hester is proud of the work she has done in the Maryland Senate. She will continue to be a voice for the people of District 9. Below you can find access to constituent services, campaign information, and ways you can get involved.

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