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Meet Karen

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 and the men who respect their rights and bodies.

In 2018, Karen ran for an open delegate seat in Maryland district 31B to give a voice to women and others whose safety and well-being is often overlooked. In 2019, Karen was selected to represent district 31 on the Anne Arundel County Democratic Central Committee and elected President of the Anne Arundel County Democratic Women.

Karen is a lifelong resident of Maryland and 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. She facilitated meetings between law enforcement, juvenile services, Maryland schools, the courts, local government, members of our General Assembly, the community, and citizens to monitor government intervention and services.


Karen has also served Maryland as a Suicide Bereavement group facilitator, family court facilitator, and deputy director for Maryland’s Candidacy and Campaign Finance.

Karen has been a Teamsters 355 member since 2005 and for a brief time, she owned a small art business. Karen is fiscally responsible with local, State, and Federal funds. She knows how to budget funds to get the most out of our hard-earned dollars.

Karen graduated from Maryland public schools, 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 a Certified Professional of Talent Development.

Karen Simpson resides in Frederick, Maryland.

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