Democrat, District 25, Prince George's County
Member of House of Delegates, January 14, 2015 to April 15, 2023. Resigned April 15, 2023. Assistant Speaker Pro Tem, 2019-23. Deputy Majority Whip, 2017-23. House Chair, Joint Committee on Federal Relations, 2023. Member, Ways and Means Committee, 2015-23 (finance resources subcommittee, 2015-18; revenues subcommittee, 2015-18; election law subcommittee, 2017-18; chair, local revenues subcommittee, 2019-22; racing & gaming subcommittee, 2021-23; chair, revenues subcommittee, 2023, member, 2020-23); House Cannabis Referendum and Legalization Work Group, 2021-23. Member, Tax Credit Evaluation Committee, 2017-21; Work Group to Address Police Reform and Accountability in Maryland, 2020. 2nd Vice-Chair, Prince George's County Delegation, 2018-23 (county affairs committee, 2015-17; vice-chair, 2017-18, & chair, 2018-23, education committee). Chair, Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland, 2018-22 (member, 2015-23; parliamentarian, 2015-16; 1st vice-chair, 2016-18); Maryland Veterans Caucus, 2015-23.
Member, Board of Airport Zoning Appeals, 2011-16; Prince George's County School Construction Master Plan Work Group, 2018-19. Board of Directors, Economic Development Corporation, Prince George's County, 2017-.
Born in Washington, DC, April 21, 1965. Attended High Point High School, Beltsville, Maryland; California State University-Long Beach (computer information systems). Program Manager, Signal Corporation, 2001-02. Vice-President, Marketing and Development, DataNet Systems, 2002-03. Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer, Enterprise and Portal Software Systems, 2007-08. President, Barnes International, Ltd., 2003-. Founder, Men Aiming Higher, 2009-. President, Bi-County Business Roundtable, 2019-. Former member, Prince George's County Democratic Central Committee. Governor's Citation for Feed the Families, 2012. L.O.V.E. Award, Harlem Remembrance Foundation, 2012. Community Partner Award, Town of Capitol Heights, 2013. Community Service Award, Office of Prince George's County Executive, 2013. Power 100 List, Daily Record, 2021. Married; two children.
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