|Member of the Maryland House of Delegates|
from the 2A district
|Assumed office |
January 12, 2011
Serving with William J. Wivell
|Preceded by||Christopher Shank|
|Born||July 30, 1970|
Bethesda, Maryland, U.S.
|Education||Old Mill High School, Millersville, Maryland|
|Alma mater||University of Maryland, College Park (BS)|
Mount St. Mary's University (MBA)
Neil C. Parrott (born July 30, 1970) is an American politician who represents District 2A as a Republican in the Maryland House of Delegates. Parrott ran for Congress as a Republican in 2020 in Maryland's 6th congressional district but ended up losing to incumbent Democrat David Trone. Shortly after his loss he filed to run for the same district in 2022.
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Born and raised in Maryland, Parrott graduated from Old Mill High School in 1988. He went on to the University of Maryland at College Park where he graduated with a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering in 1994; he subsequently obtained his Professional Engineers License in 2000. He later attended graduate school and in 2006 graduated from Mount Saint Mary's University with an MBA.
Parrott began his career at the Maryland State Highway Administration where he concentrated on traffic engineering. He went on from there to become the Deputy Director of Public Works for the City of Frederick. After that, Parrott began working full time at Traffic Solutions Incorporated (TRSI), a traffic engineering firm he founded.
In the legislature
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Parrott was sworn in as a member of the Maryland House of Delegates in January 2011. He was assigned to the House Judiciary Committee.
Due to the State's legislative redistricting passed in 2012, but not taking effect until after the 2014 General Elections, District 2B and District 2A were combined to create one district. This created a two-at-large member district, District 2A. After winning re-election in his new district in 2014, Parrott continued to serve on the House Judiciary Committee.
That year, his organization was successful in putting three laws on the ballot for repeal — same-sex marriage, in-state tuition for undocumented immigrants, and a proposed Congressional redistricting map —but all three were upheld by Maryland voters.
Two later petition attempts by the organization — a 2013 bill abolishing the death penalty in Maryland, and a 2014 bill regarding certain protections for transgender Marylanders, nicknamed "the Bathroom Bill" by its detractors — fell short of the threshold to get on the ballot.
- 2010 General Election for Maryland House Of Delegates – District 2B
- Voters to choose one:
Name Votes Percent Outcome Neil C. Parrott, Rep. 7,663 61.78% Won Brien J. Poffenberger 4,718 38.04% Lost Other Write-Ins 22 0.18% Lost
- 2014 Primary Race for Maryland House of Delegates - District 2A
- Voters to choose two:
Name Votes Percent Outcome Neil Parrott 5,362 45.8% Won Andrew Serafini 5,178 44.2% Won David Hanlin 1,180 10.1% Lost
- 2014 General Election for Maryland House of Delegates - District 2A
- Voters to choose two:
Name Votes Percent Outcome Neil Parrott 17,599 36.0% Won Andrew Serafini 17,528 35.9% Won Elizabeth Paul 8,279 16.9% Lost Charles Bailey 5,419 11.1% Lost Other Write-Ins 22 0.0% Lost
- "Neil C. Parrott, Maryland State Delegate". Maryland Manual On-Line. Maryland State Archives. April 1, 2019. Retrieved June 18, 2020.
- Basu, Kaustuv (May 7, 2014). "Neil Parrott says his greatest responsibility is to serve and help people". The Herald-Mail. Retrieved September 24, 2017.
- Wagner, John (May 31, 2013). "Petition drive to halt Maryland's death penalty repeal falls short". The Washington Post.
- Lavers, Michael (June 1, 2014). "Efforts to force referendum on Md. trans rights law fail". Washington Blade.
- "2010 General Election Official Results". Maryland State Board of Elections. Retrieved July 2, 2013.
- "Official 2014 Gubernatorial Primary Election results for House of Delegates". Maryland State Board of Elections. July 16, 2014. Retrieved January 9, 2015.
- "Official 2014 Gubernatorial General Election results for House of Delegates". Maryland State Board of Elections. December 2, 2014. Retrieved January 9, 2015.