Cathleen Marie Vitale was born on Long Island, New York, August 13, 1964. She received her degree from the University of Maryland in Government and Politics in 1985. She received her Juris Doctor from the University of Baltimore School of Law and was admitted to the Maryland Bar in December of 1989.
She is a senior member of the law firm of Henault & Sysko, Chartered, located in Glen Burnie, Maryland. She has been a guest lecturer for the Anne Arundel County YWCA ,the Anne Arundel County Public Schools and the Anne Arundel County Community College. She was appointed by the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County to mediate matters relating to custody and visitation, and marital property disputes.
Ms. Vitale has been actively involved in supporting County and State political officials by her voluntary efforts. In 1994, she was elected to her first public office, the Anne Arundel County Republican State Central Committee and was immediately voted Vice Chairperson. After her reelection in 1998 to the Central Committee, she was elected Chairperson of the County Republican Party, serving from 1998 until 2000. In 1999, she was elected Secretary for the Maryland Republican Party.
In February of 2000, Ms. Vitale was appointed to the Anne Arundel County Council. She has been twice elected to her current position as Councilwoman for the 5th District of Anne Arundel County. In 2006, she was reelected by 75% of the vote. She has served as its Chairman three separate times and Vice Chairman twice. Ms. Vitale has been twice elected to the Board of Directors of the Maryland Association of Counties, serving as its Second Vice Chairman this year. Currently she serves as a Commissioner of the Chesapeake Bay Critical Area Commission, having been appointed by Governor Robert Ehrlich and Governor Martin O’Malley.
In October of 2004, she was awarded the Fannie Lou Hammer Humanitarian Award for her contributions to the citizens of Anne Arundel County and her commitment to the advancement of women and women’s issues. In February 2005, she was awarded the Inaugural Distinguished Graduate Award from her alma mater, Severna Park Senior High School. The Anne Arundel County Republican Party honored her with a Lifetime Achievement Award in March of 2010.
She resides in Severna Park, Maryland with her husband, Mark Muckelbauer, a Lieutenant with the Anne Arundel County Fire Department, and their son, Mark Jr.
Sharon Calcaterra, Treasurer, Friends of Cathy Vitale
"During the period of time that the Maryland General Assembly is in session, State elected officials are prohibited by law from receiving campaign donations. If you would like to donate to Delegate Vitale's campaign, please delay any contributions until after the close of the Legislative Session. Any contributions mistakenly sent will be returned to the contributor. Delegate Vitale is intent in insuring that she follows the letter of the law regarding this issue"
Cathy VitalePost Office Box 1021Severna Park, Maryland 21146Home Phone : (410) 544-4937