[photo, Nathaniel T. Oaks, Maryland State Senator] NATHANIEL T. OAKS
Democrat, District 41, Baltimore City

Member of Senate, February 10, 2017 to March 29, 2018. Resigned March 29, 2018. Member, Finance Committee, 2017-18; Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review, 2017-18. Member, Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland, 2017-18.

Member of House of Delegates, 1983-89, and January 11, 1995 to February 10, 2017. Resigned February 10, 2017. Member, Health and Government Operations Committee, 2003-17 (health facilities, equipment & products subcommittee, 2003-04; health insurance subcommittee, 2003-04; insurance subcommittee, 2004; long-term care subcommittee, 2003-04; government operations subcommittee, 2005-14; minority health disparities subcommittee, 2005; public health & long-term care subcommittee, 2005-14; government operations & long-term care subcommmittee, 2015-17; public health & minority health disparities subcommittee, 2015-17); Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review, 1995-2003, 2015-17; Joint Audit Committee, 2003-17. Member, Economic Matters Committee, 1983-89; Commerce and Government Matters Committee, 1995 (transportation & motor vehicles subcommittee); Environmental Matters Committee, 1995-2003 (health & public utilities subcommittee, 1995-99; health subcommittee, 1999-2003; public utilities subcommittee, 1999-2003); Joint Committee on Children, Youth, and Families, 2003-15; Public Safety and Policing Work Group, 2015-16. Member, Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland (formerly Maryland Legislative Black Caucus), (economic development committee, 2000-17, health care committee, 2000-07, international affairs committee, 2001-17; health committee, 2007-17); Maryland Bicycle and Pedestrian Caucus, 2003-18. Member, National Conference of State Legislatures (health committee).

Member, Governor's High Technology Roundtable, 1983-86; Governor's Task Force on African-American Entrepreneurship in Baltimore City, 1996-2002; Advisory Council on Environmental Justice, 1997-99; Lead Poisoning Prevention Commission, 2000-17. Co-Chair, Task Force on Minority Participation in the Environmental Community, 2006-07. Member, Task Force on the Minority Business Enterprise Program and Equity Investment Capital, 2009; Pimlico Community Development Authority, 2009-; Lead Poisoning Prevention Study Group, 2011; Task Force to Study Point-of-Care Testing for Lead Poisoning, 2013-14; Lead Poisoning Prevention Commission, 2017-.

Member, Baltimore City Fair Steering Committee, 1971; Board of Liquor License Commissioners, Baltimore City, 1975-83.

Presidential Elector, Maryland, 1976.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, October 19, 1946. Attended Edmonson High School, Baltimore, Maryland; University of Baltimore; Towson State College; Morgan State College, B.S. (business), 1974. Insurance agent. Executive Board, Democratic State Central Committee, 1977-78; Baltimore City Democratic Central Committee, 1998-. Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention, 2000. Member, New Democratic Coalition, 5th District; financial secretary, Five-in-Five Democratic Club, Inc. Member, Concerned Citizens of Edmonson Village; Edmonson Village League; Northwest Outer Urban Coalition; Steering Committee, Edmonson-Frederic Community Coalition. Secretary, Northwest Civic Forum. Board of Governors, Citizens Planning and Housing Association. Member, Baltimore Life Underwriters' Association; Baltimore Chapter, National Association of Black Social Workers; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Board member, Urban Scientist, Inc. Notary Public.

On March 29, 2018, Mr. Oaks pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to charges of wire fraud. On July 17, 2018, he was sentenced to three and a half years in prison, three-years supervised release, and ordered to pay a $30,000 fine. He was serving his sentence at the Federal Correctional Complex Petersburg, a federal minimum security prison near Richmond, Virginia, until released into home detention for compassionate reasons in June 2020.

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