State Sen. Shirley Nathan-Pulliam Announces Retirement

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By The Associated Press

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland State Sen. Shirley Nathan-Pulliam is retiring.

Maryland State Sen. Shirley Nathan-Pulliam (Courtesy Photo/md.gov)

The Baltimore County Democrat made the announcement Sunday in a letter to Senate leadership.

The 80-year-old lawmaker is citing health issues. She notes in her letter that she has had three surgeries on her spine in recent years.

 

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She is the vice chair of the Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee.

Nathan-Pulliam was first elected to the Maryland House of Delegates in 1994. She was elected to the Senate in 2014.

Nathan-Pulliam was born in Jamaica and became a U.S. citizen. She is the first Caribbean-born person elected to the Maryland General Assembly.