Delegate Chanel Branch
Born and raised in East Baltimore, Chanel Branch is an active member of the community who has dedicated her adult life to community service and fighting to end the violence in Baltimore City. Chanel Branch was sworn in as a member of the Maryland House of Delegates on January 28, 2020 to fill a vacancy. She was assigned to the House Ways and Means committee, Local Revenues and Early Childhood subcommittees. She is also member of the Women's Caucus and Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland. Chanel also served as Chair for the 45th District Democratic State Central Committee.
Chanel is a proud mother of three and her passion is working with young people. Year around she kept hundreds of young people busy and productive while volunteering at several Baltimore City youth recreational programs. Following the murder of her oldest son,
Chanel turned her heartaches into actions by lobbying for stricter sentences for handgun violations and to expand the anti-violence initiative. Through her heartfelt testimony and with the support of her father, Delegate Talmadge Branch, $3.6 million was added to the state budget for the expansion of Baltimore’s Safe Streets Initiative.
Chanel is a proud graduate of Paul Laurence Dunbar High School. She continued her education at TESST College of Technology. Chanel has worked in state government for over 13 years rising her current position as Assistant Chief of Operations, her experience gives her a ground-level understanding of the role government plays in people’s daily lives.