Jeff Waldstreicher is a husband, father, and State Senator. He’s proud to serve as District 18's progressive voice in the Maryland General Assembly. Prior to serving in the Senate, Jeff's neighbors elected him to the House of Delegates three times. As Vice Chair of the powerful Judicial Proceedings Committee, he is a recognized leader on criminal justice reform, as well as a fierce champion for veterans and the developmentally disabled. In recent years he has championed economic justice, cracked down on gun violence, protected a woman’s right to choose, helped pass police reform, and stood up for our brothers and sisters in the labor movement. Born and raised in Silver Spring, Jeff went to our public schools and graduated from Montgomery Blair High School. He lives with his wife Joanna and their three young children (Kate, Eli, and Harry) in Kensington.
Senator Waldstreicher is proud to run for re-election with an amazing team of legislators. The District 18 Democratic Team is Senator Waldstreicher and Delegates Al Carr, Emily Shetty, and Jared Solomon. They are united as friends, lawmakers, colleagues, and teammates. Together, they work to ensure that our community has a strong, responsive, and progressive team in Annapolis.
This past legislative session Senator Waldstreicher and his teammates played a pivotal role in passing The Relief Act, which provided $1.5 billion to struggling families, businesses, and nonprofits. In addition, they helped secure a Montgomery County mass vaccination site and even organized their own vaccine clinic in Wheaton. Together they’ve delivered record investments in our schools and parks, and fought for critical pedestrian safety improvements. The District 18 Democratic Team has held dozens of community events and town halls and successfully assisted over 1000 residents with constituent service issues.