New Leadership Delivering Results for Our Community

Karen Simpson is a survivor! Karen survived domestic violence by her first husband. She survived to become a #MeToo champion for the safety of women and children.


Karen is a lifelong resident of Maryland. Karen and her family have resided in Millersville since 2009.

Karen has been a Maryland State public servant since 1992. She currently serves as the Education and Training Manager of the Maryland State Retirement Agency.

As a child protection advocate, Karen became an outspoken supporter of women and children. She rallied support for child welfare and domestic violence legislation to make Maryland a safer place for everyone.

Also as a child protection specialist, Karen pulled law enforcement, juvenile services, Maryland schools, the courts, local government, members of our General Assembly, the community and citizens together to monitor government intervention and services.

Karen has been a Teamsters 355 member since 2005.

As your delegate, Karen will continue to champion women and children’s issues.

Maryland’s dominant issue is determining school funding. Is Maryland committed to spending equality? Specifically, we must stop borrowing from our children’s education. All children are entitled a fully funded education.

Karen is fiscally responsible with local, State and Federal funds. She knows how to pool funds to get the most out of our hard-earned dollars.

In 1990, Karen became an advocate.

She began by coordinating and facilitating a Suicide Bereavement Group.

In 1992, she served Maryland as a Child Protective Services worker in Harford County.

In 1997, Karen served as a Family Court Facilitator.

In 2003, she obtained federal grants to fund Maryland’s domestic violence and Fatherhood programs.

In 2005, Karen opened a small business to sell her art.

In 2006, she helped direct Maryland’s Candidacy and Campaign Finance.

In 2008, Karen began educating Maryland’s employees about their pension benefits.

In 2017, Karen marched.

In 2018, Karen is campaigning for your vote.

Will you vote for Karen to serve you in 2019?

Karen received her Bachelor of Science degree in psychology at Radford University and Master of Arts degree in Community Counseling from Towson State University. She is a lifelong learner and also a Certified Professional of Learning and Performance.

Karen Simpson resides in Millersville with her husband, David. They are the proud parents of a son, daughter, three rescue cats, two dogs and a grandpuppy.


Maryland Gazette

October 17, 2018

Capital Gazette

August 25, 2018


Arundel Patriot

April 25, 2018


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