[photo, Benjamin F. Kramer, Maryland State Senator] BENJAMIN F. KRAMER
Democrat, District 19, Montgomery County

Member of Senate since January 9, 2019. Member, Finance Committee, 2019- (energy & public utilities subcommittee, 2019-22); Protocol Committee, 2019-. Member, Joint Audit Committee, 2019; Joint Audit and Evaluation Committee, 2019-22. Chair, Montgomery County Delegation, 2021-. Member, Maryland Legislative Latino Caucus, 2021-; Maryland Veterans Caucus, 2023-; Maryland Legislative Jewish Caucus, 2024-.

Member, Comptroller's Task Force on Electronic Smoking Devices (E-Facts), 2019-20; Commission on Aging, 2020-. Co-Chair, Task Force to Study Canine Breeding Facilities and Sourcing Standards, 2021. Member, Cannabis Public Health Advisory Council, 2023-; Building Energy Transition Implementation Task Force, 2023-.

Member of House of Delegates, January 10, 2007 to January 9, 2019. Member, Judiciary Committee, 2007-10 (family law subcommittee, 2007-10); Economic Matters Committee, 2011-19 (business regulation subcommittee, 2011-15; consumer protection & commercial law subcommittee, 2011-15; public utilities subcommittee, 2013-15; property & casualty insurance subcommittee, 2015-19; chair, banking, economic development, science & technology subcommittee, 2015-19, member, 2011-19). Member, Joint Committee on Access to Mental Health Services, 2011-14; Task Force to Study Court Decision regarding Pit Bulls, 2012; Joint Committee on Cybersecurity, Information Technology, and Biotechnology, 2015-19. Vice-Chair, Bi-County Agency Committee, Montgomery County Delegation, 2011-14 (member, bi-county committee, 2007; washington suburban sanitary commission (WSSC) matters committee, 2007-10; metro washington area committee, 2015-19).

Member, Task Force to Study Economic Development and Apprenticeships, 2013; Maryland Economic Development Commission, 2015-19; Task Force to Study State Alcohol Regulation, Enforcement, Safety, and Public Health, 2018-19; State Advisory Council on Quality Care at the End of Life, 2019-.

Member, Liquor Control Task Force, Montgomery County. Past member, Police Department Citizens Advisory Board, Montgomery County.

Born in Wheaton, Maryland, March 5, 1957. Attended Montgomery County public schools; John F. Kennedy High School, Silver Spring, Maryland; University of Maryland, College Park, B.A. (law enforcement), 1979. Small business owner and operator. Member, Montgomery County Chapter, American Red Cross; Wheaton Redevelopment Steering Committee; Wheaton/Glenmont Police Citizens Advisory Board. Board of Directors, Montgomery County Boys and Girls Clubs; Reginald S. Lourie Center for Infants and Young Children. Past president, Bowie Mill Civic Association; Derwood Civic Association. Visionary Award, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, 2010. Legislator of the Year, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, 2016.

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