Delegate Steve Arentz – District 36 Republican

Caroline, Cecil, Kent, and Queen Anne’s Counties

Steve Arentz, a member of the House of Delegates since November 19, 2013, is a supporter and a good friend of ABC. Serving on the Economic Matters Committee and four of its subcommittees, Delegate Arentz is mindful and informed of the issues related to the construction industry. As a former small business owner, he understands the regulatory struggles our members face.

The Economic Matters Committee considers legislation relating to various topics, including labor and employment, property and casualty insurance, utilities regulation, workers compensation.

 Since 2019, Arentz has also served on the Joint Audit and Evaluation Committee, which reviews the audit reports issued by the Legislative Auditor and the audit processes and procedures. After further review, they make statements or suggestions for the Senate President, House Speaker, Executive Director of the Department of Legislative Services, and the Legislative Auditor.

Delegate Arentz was born in Hollywood, California, and attended Allegheny Community College in Pittsburgh. He began his work career as a real estate agent in Annapolis for Coldwell Banker Real Estate prior to joining the House of Delegates. From 1996 to 2010, Arentz owned and operated Hemingway’s Restaurant and Lola’s Sunset Grill in Stevensville, Maryland.