Member of House of Delegates (Democrat), representing District 22B, Prince George's County, August 11, 1994 to January 8, 2003. Member, Environmental Matters Committee, 1994; Judiciary Committee, 1995-98 (family & juvenile law subcommittee, 1995-98); Special Committee on Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 1995-99; Appropriations Committee, 1999-2003 (transportation & the environment subcommittee, 2002-03; public safety & administration subcommittee, 2001-02; health & human resources subcommittee, 1999-2000; oversight committee on personnel, 1999-2003; oversight committee on program open space & agricultural land preservation, 1999-2003; vice-chair, capital budget subcommittee, 2001-03); Spending Affordability Committee, 2001-03. Chair, Prince George's County Delegation, 1999-2003 (law enforcement & state-appointed boards committee; vice-chair, bi-county committee, 1994-96). Member, Maryland Legislative Black Caucus, 1994-2003 (member, law & justice committee, 2000-03).
Member, Commission on the Future of Maryland Courts, 1995-97; Implementation Task Force for Child Support Enforcement Procedures, Department of Human Resources, 1997-98; Task Force on the Privatization of the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, 1998-99; Virginia-Maryland-District of Columbia Joint Legislative Commission on Interstate Transportation, 2000-03; Task Force on the Education of African-American Males, 2003-06; Local Government Subcommittee, Base Realignment and Closure Subcabinet, 2010-11; Leadership Council, Anacostia Watershed Restoration Partnership, 2010-; Fort George G. Meade Regional Growth Management Committee, 2010-. Chair, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, 2016- (board of directors, 2011-). Member, Task Force on Solar Hot Water Systems in Prince George's County, 2011; Task Force to Study Energy Generation in Prince George's County, 2013-14; Task Force to Study Locating Businesses in Libraries in Prince George's County, 2013-14.
Born in Valdosta, Georgia, October 24, 1958. Howard University, B.A. (history), 1982; Howard University Law School, J.D., 1986. Attorney. Admitted to Maryland Bar. Captain, U.S. Army Reserves Judge Advocate General Corps, 1987-2001. Senior Congressional Black Caucus Fellow, office of U.S. Senator John Kerry, 1986-87. Contract complaints officer, Department of Housing and Community Development, District of Columbia, 1987-89. Legal Counsel and Special Assistant, Peoples Involvement Corporation, a nonprofit community development and social services organization, 1989-99. Senior Partner, Baker & Perry, LLP, 1998-2002. Former executive director, Community Teachers Institute, Lanham. Member, American Bar Association; J. Franklyn Bourne Bar Association. Board of Directors, Leadership Maryland, Inc., 1999-. Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012. Board of Directors, American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland, 2002-04. Member, Legislative Committee, Maryland Association of Counties, 2011-. President, County Executives of America, 2014-. Chair, Legislative Committee, Gladys Noon Spellman Parent Teacher Association. Member, Maryland Chapter, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP); Omega Psi Phi Fraternity; Howard University Alumni Association. Mots Innovative Executive of the Year for Minority Business, Maryland-Washington Minority Contractors' Association, 2012. National Leadership Award in Public Service, National Forum for Black Public Administrators, 2012. Phyllis Campbell Newsome Public Policy Leadership Award, Center for Nonprofit Advancement, 2012. Outstanding Service Award, University of Maryland College Park Foundation, 2013. Public Officials of the Year, Governing magazine, 2015. Married; three children.
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