[photo, William C. Smith, Jr., Maryland State Senator] WILLIAM C. (WILL) SMITH, JR., Esq.
Democrat, District 20, Montgomery County

Member of Senate since December 21, 2016. Chair, Judicial Proceedings Committee, 2020- (member, 2016-; vice-chair, 2019). Member, Executive Nominations Committee, 2020-; Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review, 2017-; Legislative Policy Committee, 2019-; Rules Committee, 2021-. Member, Joint Committee on the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Critical Area, 2017-19; Joint Covid-19 Response Legislative Work Group, 2020-21. Member, Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland, 2015-; Maryland Legislative Latino Caucus, 2015-. Associate member, Women Legislators of Maryland, 2015-. Senate Chair, Maryland Veterans Caucus, 2017- (member, 2015-; executive committee, 2016; co-chair, 2017). Associate member, Maryland Legislative Jewish Caucus, 2024-.

Member, Task Force to Study Erroneous Conviction and Imprisonment, 2017-18; Task Force to Study Maryland's Criminal Gang Statutes, 2018-20; Maryland Sexual Assault Evidence Kit Policy and Funding Committee, 2019; Maryland Military Installation Council, 2019-; Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission, 2019-; COVID-19 Access to Justice Task Force. 2020-21; Juvenile Justice Reform Council, 2020-21. Member, Court of Appeals Standing Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure, 2022-.

Member of House of Delegates (Democrat), representing District 20, Montgomery County, January 14, 2015 to December 21, 2016. Member, Judiciary Committee, 2015-16 (criminal justice subcommittee, 2015-16; family law subcommittee, 2015-16); Death with Dignity Work Group, 2015. Vice-Chair, Washington Metro Area Committee, Montgomery County Delegation, 2015-16.

Member, Advisory Council on the Impact of Regulations on Small Businesses, 2015-16.

Chair, Community Development Block Grant Board, Montgomery County, 2004-08. Chair, Victim Services Advisory Board, Montgomery County, 2008-12.

Director, Homeland Security Advisory Council, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, 2011-13.

Born in Silver Spring, Maryland, February 6, 1982. Attended The Barrie School, Silver Spring, Maryland; College of William and Mary, B.A. (government), 2004. AmeriCorps graduate, Project Change, 2005-06. The Johns Hopkins University, M.A. (government), 2006; Marshall Wythe Law School, College of William and Mary, J.D., 2009; National Intelligence University, M.S.S.I. (science of strategic intelligence), 2018. Intelligence officer, U.S. Navy Reserve, 2009- (served in Afghanistan, attached to 1st Armored Division, U.S. Army, in NATO-led Operation Resolute Support, March to Oct. 2019; national defense service medal; global war on terrorism service medal; joint meritorious unit award; joint service achievement award, 2015). Admitted to Maryland Bar. Attorney. Associate, The Federal Practice Group, 2014-16. Of Counsel, Solomon Law Firm, 2018-. Member, Maryland State Bar Association; Montgomery County Bar Association; J. Franklyn Bourne Bar Association; Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association. Board of Trustees, The Barrie School, 2011-. Board of Directors, The Gandhi Brigade, 2011-; The GapBuster Learning Center, 2012-; Impact Silver Spring, 2012-. Founder and Chair, Youth Achieve, Inc., 2005-. Leadership Montgomery, 2012. Executive Committee, Montgomery County Branch, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), 2013 (2nd vice-president, 2011-13). Thurgood Marshall Award (public service in the law), Marshall Wythe Law School, College of William and Mary, 2009. Leadership Award, Foundation for Alcohol Responsibility, 2015. Taylor Revely Award, Marshall Wythe Law School, College of William and Mary, 2015. Married; one child.

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