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[photo, Keiffer J. Mitchell, Jr., Chief Legislative Officer, Governor's Legislative Office] KEIFFER JACKSON MITCHELL, JR.
Chief Legislative Officer, 2019-22
Senior Advisor to Governor, 2017-19, 2020-22

Chief Legislative Officer, Office of Governor, November 19, 2019 to June 14, 2022. Senior Advisor to Governor, August 2017 to November 19, 2019, and October 26, 2020 to June 14, 2022. Resigned June 14, 2022. Member, West North Avenue Development Authority, 2021-22.

Acting Chief of Staff, Office of Governor, August 17 to October 26, 2020.

Member, Board of Directors, Maryland African American Museum Corporation, 2023-.


Special Advisor, Governor's Legislative Office, January 2015 to August 2017. Member, President's Advisory Council, Baltimore City Community College, 2015-; Work Group to Study the Maryland State Department of Education and the Maryland Higher Education Commission, 2019. Board of Directors, University of Maryland Medical System Corporation, 2019-22.

Member of House of Delegates (Democrat), representing District 44 (Baltimore City), January 12, 2011 to January 14, 2015. Member, Economic Matters Committee, 2014-15. Chair, Regional Revitalization Work Group, 2013-15. Member, Judiciary Committee, 2011-13 (family law subcommittee, 2011-13); Special Joint Commission on Public Safety and Security in State and Local Correctional Facilities, 2013. Member, Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland, 2011-15.

Member, Task Force on Funding a Green Technology, Life Science, and Health Information Technology Loan-Assistance Repayment Program, 2011-12; Task Force on Development of Educational Programs to Aid Unemployed State Residents, 2011-15; Task Force on Military Service Members, Veterans, and the Courts, 2012-14.

White House intern, 1994.

Member, City Council, Baltimore, representing District 11, December 1995 to December 6, 2007. Chair, Taxation and Finance Committee. Member, Education, Housing, Health and Human Services Committee; Judiciary and Legislative Investigations Committee. Chair, Education and Human Resources Committee, 1995-99. Vice-Chair, Judiciary Committee, 1995-99.

Chair, Parental Choice Task Force, Baltimore City, 1996. Member, Commission for Historical and Architectual Preservation. Chair, Human Services Commission, Baltimore City, 2000-. Former staff, Office of Public Defender.

Member, Jobs and Economic Development Committee, Transition Team of Baltimore City Mayor, 2010.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, September 28, 1967. Attended Boys' Latin School, Baltimore, Maryland; Emory University, B.A. (political science), 1990; University of the District of Columbia School of Law, J.D., 1994. Law clerk to NAACP Legal Defense Fund. Small Business Banking Officer, Wachovia Bank. Former business development officer, Harbor Bank of Maryland. Teacher (history), Boys' Latin School, 1995-2002. Vice-President, State and Local Advocacy Practice, BGR Group, Washington, DC, 2022-. Delegate, mission to Turkey, American Council of Young Political Leaders, 1998. Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention, 2000, 2008. 2nd Vice-Chair, Executive Committee, Maryland Democratic State Central Committee, 2002-06. Member, Baltimore City Democratic Central Committee, 2002-10. Former staff, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. Board of Directors, Boys' Latin School of Maryland; Druid Hill Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA); Echo Hill Outdoor School; Maryland Center for History and Culture; Maryland Food Bank; Midtown Academy; Mount Royal Improvement Association; Parks and People Foundation. Board of Directors, Roland Park Place, 2015-. Best Politician, Baltimore City Paper, 2005. Member, Sharp Street Memorial United Methodist Church, Baltimore, Maryland. Married; two children.

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