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Member, Pimlico Community Development Authority, 2018-; Juvenile Justice Reform Council, 2019-; Maryland Violence Intervention and Prevention Advisory Council, 2019-; COVID-19 Access to Justice Task Force, 2020-21; Lead Poisoning Prevention Commission, 2020-; Maryland State Council for Interstate Juvenile Supervision, 2020-.
Member of House of Delegates, January 8, 2003 to January 2, 2017. Resigned January 2, 2017. Member, Judiciary Committee, 2003-17 (juvenile law subcommittee, 2003-05; criminal justice subcommittee, 2005-06; chair, estates & trusts subcommittee, 2007-11; chair, juvenile law subcommittee, 2011-17; member, family law subcommittee, 2015-17). Member, Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review, 2004-06. Member, Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland, 2003-17 (parliamentarian, 2004-17); Women Legislators of Maryland, 2003-17.
City Council Assistant, 5th District, Baltimore City, 1988-90. Assistant Public Defender, District 1, Baltimore City, 1995. Hearing Officer, Civil Service Commission, Baltimore City, 1995-96. Assistant City Solicitor, Baltimore City, 1996-98. Member, Minority Business Enterprise Certification Advisory Committee, Department of Transportation, 1998-2000.
Member, Governor's Commission on Minority Business Enterprise Reform, 2003; Task Force on Juvenile Court Jurisdiction, 2013-14.
Director, Office of Civil Rights and Wage Enforcement, Baltimore City, 2017-18 (deputy director, 2018-).
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, June 18, 1964. Attended Western High School, Baltimore, Maryland; Loyola College, B.A. (English), 1988. University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., 1992. Law clerk to Judge Kenneth L. Johnson, Baltimore City Circuit Court, 1992-93. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1993. Attorney. Staff attorney, Legal Aid Bureau, 1994. Associate, Warren A. Brown, P.A., 1995-96. Sole practitioner, 1998-2017. Member, Maryland State Bar Association; Monumental City Bar Association (chair, legislative committee); Maryland Association for Justice (formerly Maryland Trial Lawyers Association). Founding member, Black Lawyers Group. Journalist, Afro American Newspapers, 1987-88. Founder and president, Walter P. Carter Foundation, 1998-. Executive Director, Maryland Minority Business Association, 2002. Member, Baltimore City Democratic Central Committee, 2006-10. Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention, 2016. Maryland's Top 100 Women, Daily Record, 2006. Member, St. James Episcopal Church, Baltimore, Maryland.
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