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Dr. Kirkland Hall

Running for House of Delegates, District 38
Election: Nov. 6, 2018

The majority of Dr. Hall’s life has been on the Lower Shore of Maryland. He is an educator, coach, community activist, civil rights worker, humanitarian, and volunteer, husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Dr. Hall is a recently licensed Baptist Minister.

Dr. Hall has devoted 44 years of his professional career in the area of Higher Education. He served 40 of those years at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in Princess Anne, Maryland. Dr. Hall is currently serving as an instructor in the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions Department of Kinesiology.

As a volunteer, Dr. Hall has served on several community commissions and committees. He has been appointed to the Somerset County Local Management Board by local officials, Judicial Nominating Commission by the Governor State of Maryland and currently serves on the Somerset and Worcester County Citizens Review Board for Children also appointed by the Governor. He served as past chair of Worcester County Board and current chair of the Somerset County Board but still volunteers to serve in Worcester County. Dr. Hall took on the task to chair the Case Review Committee a component of the Somerset County Long Term Recovery Committee after Hurricane Sandy created havoc in the county for three years. This committee was responsible for reviewing all applications for homes in need of repair or rebuilding after the storm.

Dr. Hall has organized and actively worked with numerous community organizations. He formerly held the position of president of the Somerset County NAACP for 8 years. Since 1991 the NAACP under his leadership filed numerous lawsuits against the State of Maryland, Somerset County, Princess Anne and the city of Crisfield. In each complaint Dr. Hall and other complainants proved successful. The result of the initial complaint versus the State of Maryland led to the formation of minority district 37A. Other complaints led to the formation of voting districts in Somerset County, Princess Anne and the City of Crisfield. Dr. Hall’s success working with the ACLU led to his recognition on their Wall of Fame.