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District 7

The Honorable Shannon Leadbetter

Contact Information:
Address: 44 Calvert Street, 1st Floor  Annapolis, MD 21401
Main Office:    (410) 222-1401
District Office:   (410) 222-2417
Legislative Assistant: Jessica Ewing
* Serving first term that expires 12/2026
** Communications with the County Council office, County Council Member or Legislative Assistant become part of the public domain and may be subject to disclosure under the Maryland Public Information Act or the Anne Arundel County Charter.


About Shannon

Shannon Leadbetter, Councilwoman, Seventh District is serving her first term on the Council.  The daughter of a Naval Officer and a Southern High School Alumni, Shannon moved to Anne Arundel County when she was 5 years old, becoming a District 7 resident at the age of 9 when her family moved from Cape St. Clair to Riva, where Shannon attended Central Elementary, Middle and South River High School. Shannon graduated Cume Laude from Bucknell University in 1998 with a Bachelors in Political Science and minor in Legal Studies and worked as an Operations and Systems Consultant for a Fortune 500 Company, before marrying her husband, a United States Marine Corps Helicopter Pilot.
A Customer Service and Sales expert, Shannon has spent the past 23 years in a variety of roles working for small businesses, running her own small business, being an active member of the Parent Teacher Association, serving as the Family Readiness Advisor for HMH-366 and an active community volunteer - while raising her and her husband's two sons and successfully navigating through her husband's 5 Marine Corps Deployments.
Upon her husband's Marine Corps retirement, Shannon and her family settled in Crofton, where Shannon led the parent coalition that successfully advocated for a return of students to school buildings in the Spring of 2021, served as a member of the Citizens Advisory Committee for AACPS, and volunteered as a Mid-Day Monitor for AACPS to help return more children to the hybrid classroom.  
Over her years of service in her adult life - and through the example set by her parents - Shannon has learned to build a big table and invite everyone to it. She is honored to serve every resident of the Seventh District. She looks forward to working with each one of you to leave District 7, and Anne Arundel County, better than we found it for the generations, small businesses, and families to come.
Shannon and her husband have been married since 2003 and have 2 sons, who attend Anne Arundel County Public Schools. In her free time, you can find Shannon serving as her sons' Soccer Team's Manager and cheering them on at their games, working DIY projects with her husband around the house and spending time with her parents and Nana, who all reside in District 7.

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Shannon Leadbetter
Shannon Leadbetter
District 7 Councilmember

district 7

Council Meetings & Hearings

  • County Council Meeting
  • Oct 16
  • Arundel Center - County Council Chambers, 44 Calvert Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
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