Member of House of Delegates, 1997-99, representing District 35A (Harford County). Member, Judiciary Committee, 1997-99 (criminal justice subcommittee).
Associate County Attorney, Prince George's County, 1981-84, 1986-89. Chief Deputy Clerk, Court of Special Appeals, 1985. Member, Task Force on Gaming Laws, 1987; Local Emergency Planning Committee, 1987-89.
Assistant Attorney General, 1989-93, 2015-17.
Assistant County Attorney, Anne Arundel County, 2008-11. Vice-President, Board of Elections, Harford County, 2009-11 (substitute member, 2008-09). Chair, Commission on Veterans Affairs, Harford County, 2009-11. Member, Joint Committee on Workers' Compensation Benefit and Insurance Oversight, 2010-. Senior Assistant County Attorney, Harford County, 2011-15. Chair, Advisory Committee on the Budget of State Workers' Compensation Commission, 2012-20 (member, 2008-23).
State Chair, Maryland Committee, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, U.S. Department of Defense, 2018-21 (ombudsman director, 2008-18).
Chief Solicitor, Baltimore City, 2017-21.
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, July 13, 1956. Attended Parkville Senior High School, Parkville, Maryland; Randolph-Macon College, B.A., 1978; University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., 1981. Attorney. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1981; District of Columbia Bar, 1984; Fourth, D.C. and Federal Circuits, U.S. Court of Military Appeals, and U.S. Supreme Court, 1985. Member, Maryland State Bar Association (chair, veterans' affairs & military law committee, 2012-15); Baltimore City Bar Association; Harford County Bar Association. Colonel (MD) (Brevet Colonel) (retired), Maryland Army National Guard, Judge Advocate General's Corps, 1991-2008 (bronze star medal; meritorious service medal (3rd award); army commendation medal (3rd award); army achievement medal (4th award); army reserve components achievement medal (4th award); national defense service medal (2nd award); armed forces reserve medal; global war on terrorism service medal; Afghanistan campaign medal; humanitarian service medal; army service ribbon; army reserve components overseas training ribbon (3rd award); joint meritorious unit award; Maryland distinguished service cross; Maryland state service medal (3rd award); Maryland active duty medal; Louisiana emergency service medal). U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, 2002. Chair, Harford County Democratic Central Committee, 2003-08 (member, 1995-98, 2002-08). Member, Executive Committee, Maryland Democratic Party, 2004-07. Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention, 1996. Member, New Harford Democratic Club. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Disabled American Veterans; Maryland National Guard Association; U.S. National Guard Association. Director, Maryland National Guard Foundation. Member, Kappa Alpha Order; The Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad Preservation and Historical Society. Director and coach, Jarrettsville Recreation Council Baseball and Football, 1994-2001. Vice-Chair, Jarrettsville-Norrisville Community Council, 1999-2009. Exceptional service award, Office of Attorney General of Maryland, 1991. Maryland Leadership in Law Award, Daily Record, 2005. General Philip Sherman Award, Maryland State Bar Association, 2019. Medal for Exceptional Service, Office of Secretary of Defense, 2021. Member, Church Council, St. John's Lutheran Church, 2003-06. Married; two children, four grandchildren.
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