[photo, Clay C. Opara, State Delegate] CLAY C. OPARA
Democrat, District 41, Baltimore City

Member of House of Delegates, 1996-99. Member, Commerce and Government Matters Committee, 1996-99; (chair, motor vehicles subcommittee; member, transportation subcommittee); Special Committee on Rail Mergers, 1997; Joint Committee on Fair Practices, 1997-99. Member, Maryland Legislative Black Caucus, 1996-99.

Co-Chair, Task Force to Examine the Mortgage Lending Business, 1997. Member, State Prosecutor Selection and Disabilities Commission, 2000-04.

Born in Ibadon, Nigeria, March 6, 1965. Attended Boys Latin School, Baltimore, Maryland; State University of New York at Buffalo, B.A. (political science), 1987; University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 1990. Law clerk to Judge Richard T. Rombro, Baltimore City Circuit Court, 1990-91. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1990; District of Columbia Bar, 1991. Attorney. Managing Partner, Opara Law, Baltimore. Member, Maryland State Bar Association. Member, Vanguard Political Organization. Past member, Advisory Committee, House of Ruth.

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