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Thursday, August 24, 2017 12:00 AM

Seafood Feast with Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford!

It has been a pleasure and an honor working with you during my first term in the Maryland General Assembly.

I wanted to take a moment to make you aware of my upcoming event and thank you in advance for your support.

If you cannot attend please consider sending a check or donating electronically through my website at

You may pay at the door but if you would like to send a check in advance please make contributions payable to Citizens To Elect Seth Howard and send to P.O. Box 272 Churchton MD 20733.

I hope to see you January 10th 2017!

Please remeber, I am always available and can be reached at 443-831-9508 or at

"Together, we are South County"

Delegate Seth Howard
Authroity, Ray Mosko; Treasurer

Thursday, October 13, 2016 6:20 PM

100% Rating from MBRG Roll Call

It is an honor to have been awarded a 100% rating from Maryland Business for Responsive Government.


"Roll Call is Maryland’s only non-partisan report card on how Maryland’s General Assembly voted on issues important to creating jobs in Maryland. Holding elected officials accountable for Maryland’s economic development climate, MBRG has been publishing Roll Call for over a quarter of a century. Votes included in Roll Call are selected by a non-partisan State Advisory Council, representing a broad spectrum of industries essential to a robust economy. The issues selected to be included are those that are fundamental to job creation and promoting a healthy business climate in Maryland." - MBRG



Thursday, October 13, 2016 6:02 PM

2 yrs in a row!

I am humbled and honored to have been named a legislative All Star by the Maryland Retailers Association for the second year in a row!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 12:33 PM

3rd Annual Delegate Seth Howard Shrimp Feast

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 11:29 AM

2016 End of Session letter

2016 End of Session Review

The 436th legislative session of the Maryland General Assembly drew to a close at midnight on April 11th, 2016. The now second session of my four year tenure was an intense one, but rest assured I spent the ninety days fighting for your interests in Annapolis.

As a reminder, I serve on the Economic Matters Committee and three subcommittees within it. The Economic Matters Committee considers legislation relating to alcoholic beverages, banks and other financial institutions, business regulation, including related occupations and professions, commercial law, corporations and associations, economic development, electronic commerce, labor and employment, property and casualty insurance, unemployment insurance, utilities regulation including electric, gas, and telecommunications, as well as workers' compensation.

As a business owner, being a member of the Economic Matters Committee has allowed me the opportunity to be entrenched in every detail of the legislation that has a direct impact on the economic and business development of the state.


For the second year in a row, Governor Hogan produced a structurally sound, fiscally responsible budget that reflected historic investments in our great state. The budget included $6.3 billion for public education, in addition to $330.8 million for school funding. Higher education was not forgotten - Maryland's universities will be receiving increased funding as well.

The Governor also included money for workforce development and the environment. The budget included over $50 million for job training programs and unemployment assistance in Maryland's 12 Workforce Investment Areas. This money will also go towards promoting economic development. With regards to the environment, the budget will provide a historic amount of $53 million toward the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays 2010 Trust Fund, which happens to be the highest amount of funding provided since the trust's establishment. In addition, the budget will retain $60 million for Program Open Space as well as additional land preservation programs over the next two years.

Despite there being some partisan arguments this year, the budget was a great example of what the General Assembly can do for the people of Maryland. And once again, the General Assembly met for an entire session without introducing any new taxes!


One of the big issues this session was the amount of time our children are spending preparing for and taking standardized tests, time that should be spent in actual instruction and development of skills. While it is important to have standards and measure achievement, the current system is not in our children's best interests.

HB 657-Education-Prekindergarten and Kindergarten Assessments-Administering limits the application of the Statewide Kindergarten Assessment. The bill provides that only a random sample of Kindergarten students in each jurisdiction take the test. It also exempts Pre-Kindergarten students from taking the test, unless it is being administered to determine a learning disability. This bill passed the House and Senate unanimously.

HB 141-Education - Assessments - Limits on Testing requires the State Board of Education to adopt regulations that set a 2% cap on the amount of instructional time that can be devoted to mandated testing. This cap will not apply to teacher-selected classroom quizzes and exams. This bill unanimously passed the House, but did not move in the Senate.


Here are some examples of legislation I introduced this year. Not all of it passed, but I am nonetheless proud of it and fully intend to bring much of it back next year.

HB 1429-Group Home Residential Rights Protection Act will track valuable information regarding residents of sober living homes around the state. This information will be useful in determining statistics pertaining to usage of group homes to ensure that they are as effective as possible.

HB 673-Higher Education-Senatorial and Delegate Scholarships-Veterans and Out of State Schools will provide a way for veterans not currently stationed in Maryland to get in-state tuition benefits. The veteran must be domiciled in Maryland so as not to take advantage of the program.

HB 1336-Estates and Trusts-Notice Requirement-Alteration (requested by the Register of Wills) changes the mailing requirements for Estates & Trusts from a 3rd notice certified mail to a 3rd notice regular mail. Passed the House.

HB 614-General Provisions-Commemorative Days-Watermen's Day requires the Governor to annually proclaim a certain day as Watermen's day. This day is designated as the last day of winter every year.
HB 638-General Provisions-Commemorative Days-Farmer's Day requires the Governor to annually proclaim a certain day as Farmer's Day. This day is designated as the last day of spring every year.

HB 660-General Provisions-Commemorative Days-Equestrian Day requires the Governor to annually proclaim a certain day as Equestrian day. This day is designated as Maryland Pride Day on the third Saturday in August.

HB 321-Anne Arundel County-Archery Hunting-Safety Zone establishes for archery hunters in Anne Arundel County a safety zone of 50 yards from a dwelling house, residence, church, or any other building or camp within which archery hunting may not take place except under specified circumstances. Passed in the House and in the Senate.


I am also proud to say that I co-sponsored many pieces of legislation, such as the bills below.

HB 480- Creation-Anne Arundel County-Arundel Volunteer Fire Department Community Center
HB 586- Retire in Maryland Act of 2016
HB 718- Consumer Protection-Asset Recover for Exploited Seniors Act
HB 780- Income Tax Checkoff-Maryland Veterans Trust Fund
HB 1209- General Assembly-Limitation of Terms
HB 324- Education-Maryland High School Diploma-Civics Test Requirement
HB 618- Creation-Anne Arundel County-William Brown House at Historic London Town
HB 915- Tidal Fish License-Catching Crabs Using Trotline Gear-Holidays
HB 1380- Creation-Anne Arundel County-YWCA Domestic Violence Safe House Shelter
HB 68- Criminal Law-Impersonating a Military Member-Penalties (Stolen Valor Act of 2016)


The vision to Change Maryland is alive and well in the General Assembly. I, alongside my colleagues, am working very hard to ensure that fiscal responsibility and common sense is brought to every decision in the House of Delegates. This year, we had some hard fights, but nonetheless it was a very successful session. Thank you for allowing me to serve as your Delegate. I am very honored to represent the people of District 30B each and every day.

Your input is always welcome and please do not hesitate to contact my office with any issues that concern you. It is citizens like you that help make my job at the General Assembly easier. Remember, Together We are South County!

Warm Regards,

Delegate Seth A. Howard
Legislative District 30B

P.S. If you would like more information about what is going on at the legislature or want to check on issues important to you, please visit the Maryland General Assembly website at You can also friend me on Facebook at  or follow me on Twitter at

Thursday, April 30, 2015 5:10 PM

Session Updates

The Delegate will hold two pre-session Town Hall meetings in December. These meetings are listening sessions for the Delegate to hear your community concerns and about legislation that is important to you. 

Listening Session meetings are scheduled for:

· December 14, 2015 from 6 - 7 pm - Edgewater Library

· December 15, 2015 from 6 - 7 pm - Deale Library

Delegate Howard represents District 30B of Anne Arundel County and is serving his first term as a member of the General Assembly.  He is a member of the Economic Matters Committee.  The Economic Matters Committee maintains eight standing subcommittees, and considers legislation related to Alcoholic Beverages; Banking, Economic Development, Science and Technology; Business Regulation; Consumer Protection and Commercial Law; Property and Casualty Insurance; Public Utilities; Unemployment Insurance and Worker’s Compensation. Delegate Howard is also a member of the Maryland Veteran’s caucus, the Watermen’s caucus, and the Sportsmen’s caucus.

Monday, February 9, 2015 12:10 PM

Annapolis Update

The 435th Maryland
General Assembly convened on Wednesday, January 14, 2015.  And, for the first time in 8 years, I believe there exists a real opportunity for Republicans and Democrats in the sate legislature to work together to get state spending under control and improve the business climate in Maryland.

Needless to say, I am excited to have the privilege to serve as your representative in the Maryland House of Delegates. I have been assigned to the very prestigious Economic Matters Committee. The Economic Matters Committee considers legislation relating to alcoholic beverages; banks and other financial institutions; business regulation, including related occupations and
professions; commercial law; corporations and associations; economic development; electronic commerce; labor and employment; property and casualty
insurance; unemployment insurance; utilities regulation, including electric, gas, and telecommunications; and workers' compensation. 

I will also be serving on Education Subcommittee of the Anne Arundel County House Delegation, the Veterans Caucus, the Waterman's Caucus and the Sportsman's Caucus.  

Your input on issues is always welcome. Please don't hesitate to contact me at: 

House Office Building, Room 159
6 Bladen St., Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 841-3439, (301) 858-3439
1-800-492-7122, ext. 3439 (toll free)
fax: (410) 841-3256, (301) 858-3256

Together, We Are South County


Tuesday, September 30, 2014 12:00 AM

Where I Stand

Saturday, May 24, 2014 11:50 AM

Where I Stand

Check out my latest article in The Capital.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 5:01 PM

Seth Howard Interview in 2010

My message of fighting for our South County Families, our South County Businesses, our South County Environment and our South County Education is the same today as it was four years ago and it will be the same message I take to Annapolis as your Delegate in November 2014!

Monday, February 24, 2014 4:23 PM

House Minority Leader Nic Kipke comments on Seth Howard - He is “someone with a lot of experience and incredible talent,” Kipke said

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 12:00 AM

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