Del. Jared Solomon

Maryland House of Delegates

Delegate, District 18

Jared Solomon started his career as a high school social studies teacher in Baltimore City through Teach for America and has worked as a senior policy advisor in the US Senate for Senator Bob Casey. He is a second term member of the Maryland House of Delegates representing District 18 and serves as the Deputy Speaker Pro Tem and sits on the Appropriations Committee. He serves as the Vice-chair of the Education & Economic Development Subcommittee.  In addition, he serves on the Capital Budget Subcommittee, and is House Chair of Joint Audit and Evaluation Committee and the House Chair of the MD Transit Caucus. As a legislator, Jared focuses on improving our education system, investing & expanding transit, pedestrian safety, labor rights, the environment, and college access for first generation students.

In his first term, Jared successfully passed many bills including:

  • Establishing safe lead standards for drinking water in schools
  • Expanding MARC commuter rail service through MD, DC, and VA
  • Strengthening collective bargaining for state university employees
  • Expanding family child care
  • Expanding educational resources for teachers, students, and families
  • Ensuring seamless transfers for community college students
  • Encouraging clean energy in public schools
  • Improving air quality in public schools
  • Ensuring local governments have the education, technical assistance, and financial resources to improve the environment

His legislative agenda this session includes:

  • Protecting the safety of young people online
  • Streamlining MD scholarships & improving college access for low-income students
  • Making our communities safer for pedestrians and bicyclists
  • Expanding community sustainability efforts
  • Expanding rail service
  • Expand funding for bus transit
  • Expanding meal programs for students to address food insecurity

Last session, Jared worked with students, parents, and advocates from across Maryland and the country to pass legislation protecting our young people on-line. Modelled on legislation implemented in the UK and unanimously passed (with bi-partisan support) in CA, the bill requires companies redesign their services to better protect children, including disabling features that allow direct messaging of children by unknown adults, establishing default settings that automatically offer a higher bar of safety and data privacy for children’s profiles, and limiting information that identifies the geographical location of children online.