Chair, Maryland Cybersecurity Council, 2023-; Commission on Hate Crimes Response and Prevention, 2023-; Maryland Sexual Assault Evidence Kit Policy and Funding Committee, 2023-. Member, School Safety Subcabinet, 2023-. Member, Board of State Canvassers, 2023-; Commission on Correctional Standards, 2023-; Correctional Training Commission, 2023-; Criminal Justice Information Advisory Board, 2023-; State Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy, 2023-; Maryland Efficient Grant Application Council, 2023-; Governor's Family Violence Council, 2023-; Maryland Health Insurance Coverage Protection Commission, 2023-; Justice Reinvestment Oversight Board, 2023-; Juvenile Services Education Board, 2023-; Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission, 2023-; State Prosecutor Selection and Disabilities Commission, 2023-; Maryland State Employees Surety Bond Committee, 2023-; State's Attorneys' Coordination Council, 2023-; Workgroup on Low-Income Utility Assistance, 2023-; State Board of Victim Services, 2023-.
Member of U.S. House of Representatives, representing 4th Congressional District (parts of Anne Arundel & Prince George's counties), January 3, 2017 to January 3, 2023. Member, Armed Services Committee, 2017-23 (intelligence, emerging threats & capabilities subcommittee, 2017-23; tactical air & land forces subcommittee, 2017-23); Committee on Ethics, 2017-23; Committee on Natural Resources, 2017-23 (energy & mineral resources subcommittee, 2017-23; water, oceans & wildlife subcommittee, 2017-23); Task Force on Intergovernmental Affairs, 2017-23; Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, 2019-23 (aviation subcommittee, 2019-23; coast guard & maritime transportation subcommittee, 2019-23; economic development, public buildings & emergency management subcommittee, 2019-23; highways & transit subcommittee, 2019-23). Member, General Aviation Caucus, 2017-23; Congressional Black Caucus, 2017-23; Blue Collar Caucus, 2017-23; Career and Technical Education Caucus, 2017-23; Chesapeake Bay Caucus, 2017-23; Defense Communities Caucus, 2017-23; Congressional Fire Services Caucus, 2017-23; Congresional Caucus on Foster Youth, 2017-23; Congressional Iraq Caucus, 2017-23; New Democrat Caucus, 2017-23; Pro-Choice Caucus, 2017-23; Congressional Travel and Tourism Caucus, 2017-23; U.S. - Japan Caucus, 2017-23; Warrior Caucus, 2017-23.
Member, Prince George's Forward Task Force, 2020-21. Board of Visitors, U. S. Naval Academy, 2020-23.
Lt. Governor of Maryland, January 17, 2007 to January 21, 2015. Member, Governor's Executive Council, 2007-15; Governor's Subcabinet for International Affairs, 2007-15. Chair, Maryland Subcabinet for Public-Private Partnerships, 2013-15. Board of Directors, East Baltimore Development, Inc., 2007-15. Chair, Maryland Health Quality and Cost Council, 2008-15. Member, Task Force on the Future for Growth and Development in Maryland, 2007-08; Commission to Develop the Maryland Model for Funding Higher Education, 2007-09. Chair, Base Realignment and Closure Subcabinet, 2007-11. Member, Commission on Civic Literacy, 2007-12. Chair, Veterans Behavioral Health Advisory Board, 2008-11. Member, Governor's Family Violence Council, 2008-15; Maryland Sustainable Growth Commission, 2010-15. Co-Chair, Maryland Health Care Reform Coordinating Council, 2010, 2011-15. Chair, Joint Legislative and Executive Commission on Oversight of Public-Private Partnerships, 2011-12. Chair, Governor's Economic Development and Job Creation Fast-Track-Initiative Coordinating Committee, 2011-15.
Co-Chair, Agency Review Team for U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Obama-Biden Transition, 2008-09. Co-Chair, Mission Growth Working Group, Center for Best Practices, National Governors Association, 2008-15. Chair, National Lieutenant Governors Association, 2010-11 (chair, southern regional executive committee, 2007-08; treasurer, 2008-09; vice-chair, 2009-10).
Member of House of Delegates, representing District 25 (Prince George's County), January 13, 1999 to January 10, 2007. Majority Whip, 2004-07. Member, Judiciary Committee, 2003-07 (vice-chair, 2003-04); Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics, 2000-07; Rules and Executive Nominations Committee, 2006-07. Member, Economic Matters Committee, 1999-2003 (health insurance subcommittee, 1999-2003; real estate & housing subcommittee, 1999-2003; workers' compensation subcommittee, 1999-2003; science & technology subcommittee, 2000-03); Joint Technology Oversight Committee, 2000-03; Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review, 2003-04; Article 27 Revision Committee, 2003-04; Special Committee on Higher Education Affordability and Accessibility, 2003-04. Chair, Medical Malpractice Insurance Work Group, 2004. Member, Legislative Policy Committee, 2005; Special Joint Committee on State Employee Rights and Protections, 2005. Member, Bi-County Committee, Prince George's County Delegation, 2003-07 (law enforcement & state-appointed boards committee, 1999-2002). Member, Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland (formerly Maryland Legislative Black Caucus), 1999-2007 (economic development committee, 2000-07).
Member, Business and Technology Division Task Force, 2000. Board of Governors, Council of State Governments, 2003-. Member, Governor's Task Force on Medical Malpractice and Health Care Access, 2004. Chair, Governor-elect's Transition Team, 2006-07.
Member, Board of Trustees, Prince George's Community College, 1995-99 (chair, 1998-99); County Executive's Welfare-To-Work Advisory Panel, Prince George's County, 1997-98.
Born in Huntington, New York, November 21, 1961. Harvard College, A.B. (government), cum laude, 1984; Harvard University Law School, J.D., 1992. Served in U.S. Army, Aviation Officer (captain), 1984-89, U.S. Army Reserve, 1989- (Colonel in Judge Advocate General's Corps, 2007-; served in Iraq with 353rd Civil Affairs Command as Senior Consultant to Iraqi Ministry of Displacement and Migration, 2004-05; Commander, 153rd Legal Support Organization, 2008-11), (bronze star medal; meritorious service medal; army commendation with 2 oak leaf clusters; army achievement medal with oak leaf cluster, army reserve component achievement medal with 3 oak leaf clusters; national defense service medal with bronze star device; Iraq campaign medal; global war on terrorism service medal; military outstanding voluntary service medal; armed forces reserve medal with bronze hourglass & m device; army service ribbon; army overseas service ribbon; army reserve component overseas training ribbon; aviator badge; airborne badge; air assault badge; legion of merit). Admitted to New York Bar, 1993 (inactive); Maryland Bar, 1994; District of Columbia Bar, 1994 (resigned). Attorney. Member, Maryland State Bar Association (real property, planning & zoning section); J. Franklyn Bourne Bar Association. Associate Attorney, Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, Washington, DC, 1994-98; Merrill Lynch, 1999; Gibbs & Haller, 2000-2006. Lecturer, Legal Assistant Program, Georgetown University, 1996-97. President, Lake Pointe Home Owners' Association, 1996-98. Executive Committee, Prince George's Law Foundation, 1999-. Board member, Adoptions Together, Inc., 2001-. Board of Directors, Community Legal Services of Prince George's County, Inc., 2007-; Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore, 2007-. Board of Directors, Maryland Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children. Member, Platform Drafting Committee, Democratic National Committee, 2008. Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention, 2008, 2012. Pro Bono Award, Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, 1998. Toll Fellow, Council of State Governments, 2000. Legislative Award, Maryland State Medical Society, 2003. Adoption Visionary Award, Maryland Social Services Administration, 2003. Leadership Award, Maryland Justice Coalition, 2004. Medal of Civic Honor, National Conference of State Legislators, 2005. Distinguished Community Service Award, Prince George's County Educators' Association, 2005. Leadership Award, Maryland Court Appointed Special Advocate Association, 2005. Service Award, Disabled American Veterans, 2006. Civic Leadership Award, Community Foundation for Prince George's County, 2007. Dignatory of the Year Award, Greater Chesapeake and Potomac Region, American Red Cross, 2007. Bicentennial Medal, Mount St. Mary's University, 2008. Regional Visionary of the Year, Greater Baltimore Committee, 2008. National Leadership Award, National Forum for Black Public Administrators, 2008. Advocacy in Action Award, Maryland Association of Youth Services Bureaus, 2008. Champion Award for support of school-based health centers, Maryland Assembly on School-Based Health Care, 2008. Good Scout Award, Boy Scouts of America, 2009. Rosalyn B. Bell Award, The Women's Law Center of Maryland, Inc., 2009. Legislative Award, Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence, 2009. Robert C. Weaver Housing Champion Award, Affordable Housing Conference of Montgomery County, Maryland, 2011. Award, Housing Unlimited, 2011. Honorary Doctor of Laws, Hood College, 2011. Policymaker/Elected Official of the Year, Association of Defense Communities, 2011. Health Advocate Award, Nurse Practioner Association, 2011. Outstanding Service Award, University of Maryland College Park Foundation, 2011. Morris H. Blum Humanitarian Award, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Committee, 2012. PNC A. Leo Anderson Free State Award of Excellence, AMVETS Department of Maryland, 2012. DeStefano Service Award, YWCA of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County, 2012. Executive Branch Award, Maryland Access to Justice Commission, 2012. Distinguished Leader of the Year for Minority Business, Maryland-Washington Minority Contractors' Association, 2012. Public Health Hero Award, Maryland Health Care for All Coalition, 2012. Congressional Leadership Award, Congressional Black Caucus, 2012. Blue Ribbon Award, Adventist Health Care's Center of Health Disparities, 2012. Dr. Nathan Davis Award for Outstanding Government Service by a Statewide Elected Official, American Medical Association, 2013. Man of the Year Award, Laborers International Union of North America, 2013. Public Officials of the Year, Governing magazine, 2013. Leadership Award, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), 2013. Member, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Largo, Maryland. Married; three children.
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