Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Rushern L. Baker III
MSA SC 3520-12180


Born in Valdosta, Georgia, October 24, 1958.  Attended Howard University, B.A. (history), 1982, J.D., 1986.  Married Christa Beverly;  three children.

General Assembly:
House of Delegates, Legislative District 22B (D), Prince George's County, 1994-2003.  Member, Appropriations Committee, 1999-2003 (transportation & the environment subcommittee, 2002-2003; 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, 2001-2003); Spending Affordability Committee, 2001-2003.  Member, Environmental Matters Committee, 1994; Judiciary Committee, 1995-98 (family & juvenile law subcommittee, 1995-98); Special Committee on Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 1995-99. Vice-chair, Bi-county Committee, 1994-96. 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, 2000-2003).

Private Career and Other Public Service:
County Executive, Prince George's County, December 6, 2010 to December 3, 2018. Board of Visitors, R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland Medical System, 2010-18. Member, Local Government Subcommittee, Base Realignment and Closure Subcabinet, 2010-11; Leadership Council, Anacostia Watershed Restoration Partnership, 2010-18; Fort George G. Meade Regional Growth Management Committee, 2010-18; Task Force on Solar Hot Water Systems in Prince George's County, 2011. Board of Directors, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, 2011-18. Member, 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. Chair, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Corporation, 2016-18. Member, Prince George's County Environmental Justice Commission, 2018; Prince George's County School Construction Master Plan Work Group, 2018.

 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. Member, American Bar Association; J. Franklin Bourne Bar Association. Board of Directors, Leadership Maryland, Inc., 1999-; American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland, 2002-04. 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.

Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention, 2000, 2004, 2008. 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.

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