Delegate, Maryland General Assembly
Lorig Charkoudian represents District 20 in the Maryland General Assembly, where she serves on the Economic Matters Committee. In Lorig's first session (2019), she was a strong advocate for legislation promoting economic justice, criminal justice reform, consumer rights, environmental protection, and a sustainable local food system.
In addition to her role as Delegate, Lorig is the Executive Director of the Community Mediation Maryland. Her work includes developing partnerships with state agencies including the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, Maryland State Department of Education, Family Court Administration, and others, to bring collaborative conflict resolution to new and unique forums. Lorig’s research examines the impact of specific aspects of the mediation process on experiences for participants as well as broader cost-benefit analysis of community mediation. Community Mediation Maryland and Lorig have received national attention for the innovative work on prisoner re-entry mediation. Lorig received her PhD in Economics from Johns Hopkins University and has been honored three times as Maryland’s Top 100 Women by the Maryland Daily Record. She lives in Takoma Park with her two children, Aline and Raffi.