[photo, James J. Tarlau, Maryland State Delegate] JAMES J. (JIMMY) TARLAU
Democrat, District 47A, Prince George's County

Member of House of Delegates since January 14, 2015. Member, Ways and Means Committee, 2015- (education subcommittee, 2015-; finance resources subcommittee, 2015-). Member, County Affairs Committee, Prince George's County Delegation, 2015-. Member, Women Legislators of Maryland, 2015-. Associate member, Maryland Legislative Latino Caucus, 2015-.

Member, City Council, City of Mount Rainier, 2007-14 (vice-mayor, 2010-11).

Member, Cable Television Commission, Prince George's County, 2011-14. Member, Communications Tax Reform Commission, 2012-13.

Born in New York City, May 23, 1948. Princeton University, B.A. (history), 1970; Villanova University, M.A. (computer science); Rutgers University, M.A. (labor relations). Administrative aide to U.S. Representative William F. Ryan of New York, 1967-71. Community organizer, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1975-77. International representative and union organizer, United Furniture Workers and International Ladies Garment Workers Union, 1977-81. Executive Director, Workers Education Local 189, 1981-83. Assistant to Vice-President, District 2-13, Communications Workers of America, 2008-14 (senior staff representative, 1983-97 & political director, 1997-2000, local no. 1032; national organizing coordinator, 2000-04; staff representative, district 2, 2004-08). Treasurer, Local no. 1032, Communications Workers of America, 1993-2000. President, Central Labor Council, Mercer County, New Jersey, 1998-2001 (treasurer, 1990-98). Executive Board, Metropolitan Washington AFL-CIO, 2009; Maryland-District of Columbia, AFL-CIO, 2011. Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention, 2016. Author, "The Communications Workers of America's Experience with Open Source Unionism," Working USA (November 2005). Married; two children.

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