Meet Justin Ready
Husband & Father
Senator Justin Ready represents District 5 in the Maryland State Senate
Justin believes that bringing down the cost of living, supporting and promoting strong families, and respecting our Constitutional rights must be top priorities for our state.
Senator Justin Ready represents District 5 (Carroll & Frederick Counties) in the Maryland State Senate. Justin currently serves on the Senate Finance Committee and, starting in October 2021 has served as the Senate Minority (Republican) Whip. Justin was elected by District 5 voters to his first full-term in 2018 after being appointed to the Senate during the previous term.
Justin Ready grew up in Carroll County after moving here from Mississippi with his parents at age 11, living outside New Windsor and then in Westminster. Justin and his wife Ruth – a music teacher in Carroll County Public Schools – along with their two children Brooklyn and Caleb, live in Manchester.
Justin has a unique blend of private, non-profit and public sector experience. At a very young age, Justin became interested in history, current events, and public policy. As a teenager in Carroll County, Justin was involved in community service and youth leadership through his church and working at Harry’s Main Street, Duke’s Car Wash, Montgomery Wards and a local Christian bookstore during high school and college.
After graduating from Salisbury University (by way of Carroll Community College), Ready worked as staff in the Maryland General Assembly, was self-employed with his own small business and also served as Executive Director of the Maryland Republican Party as well as one term in the Maryland House of Delegates also representing District 5. In his current “day job” (Maryland state legislators are part-time) Justin works a regional sales strategist for a national marketing and advertising company.
In the State Senate, Justin has focused intently on making Maryland more friendly for families, retirees, job creators, and our farmers. In Annapolis, he’s stood up for real, conservative reform and change in state government. Justin believes that bringing down the cost of living, supporting and promoting strong families, and respecting our Constitutional rights must be top priorities for our state.