Meet Lesley Lopez
When she’s not busy being a mom to her two toddlers, Lesley Lopez serves the people of Maryland as a Delegate from District 39 in the Maryland General Assembly. Since she was first elected in 2018, Lesley rapidly has become an effective legislator and leader, spearheading efforts to alleviate student debt, improve the delivery and efficiency of health care, and protect the limited financial resources of economically vulnerable Marylanders.
In 2022, she successfully stood up to powerful special interests and corporate gun lobbyists to pass one of the nation’s first bans of unserialized handguns or “ghost guns.” In 2023, she served as president of the Maryland Women’s Legislative Caucus and garnered support for a package of laws that guarantees reproductive rights for all women in the state. She is an adjunct professor at George Washington University and a proud union member of SEIU Local 500.
Before she went to Annapolis, Lesley served as communications director for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and worked as a staffer on Capitol Hill. Trained as a journalist, she also worked for several news organizations, including “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” CNN and the BBC.