Chair, Capital Debt Affordability Committee, 2021-; Commission on State Debt, 2021-. Member, Work Group on the Assessment and Funding of School Facilities, 2021-23; Maryland 529 Board, 2021-23; Board of Public Works, 2021-; Board of Trustees, Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation, 2021-; Board of State Canvassers, 2021-; Commission for the Innovation & Advancement of Carbon Markets & Sustainable Tree Plantings, 2021-23; Maryland Commission on Climate Change, 2021-; Coast Smart Council, 2021-; Board of Directors, Maryland Environmental Service, 2021-; Governor's Salary Commission, 2021-; Maryland Efficient Grant Application Council, 2021-; Maryland Green Purchasing Committee, 2021-; Hall of Records Commission, 2021-; Maryland Health and Higher Educational Facilities Authority, 2021-; Procurement Improvement Council, 2021-; Maryland Small Business Retirement Savings Board, 2021-. Vice-Chair, Board of Trustees, State Retirement and Pension System, 2021- (administrative committee, 2021-; investment committee, 2021-; objective criteria committee, 2021-). Member, Board of Revenue Estimates, 2021-; Maryland State Employees Surety Bond Committee, 2021-. Member, Objective Criteria Committee, State Retirement and Pension System, 2021-; Task Force of State and Local Government Accounting for Natural Capital, 2022-.
Member of House of Delegates (Democrat), representing District 25, Prince George's County, January 11, 1995 to December 17, 2021. Chair, Economic Matters Committee, 2003-21 (public utilities subcommittee, 2003-21, chair, 2003-10; alcoholic beverages subcommittee, 2011-21). Member, Environmental Matters Committee, 1995-2003 (environmental & natural resources subcommittee, 1995-99; chair, public utilities subcommittee, 1999-2003). Deputy Majority Whip, 1999-2002. Member, Special Committee on Gaming, 2001; Legislative Policy Committee, 2003-21; Maryland Economic Development and Business Climate Commission, 2014-15; Rules and Executive Nominations Committee, 2015-21; Joint Covid-19 Response Legislative Work Group, 2020-21. Member, Bi-County Committee, Prince George's County Delegation, 2003-05, 2013-14, 2017-21; chair, 1999-2002 (county affairs committee, 1995-98, 2008; law enforcement & state-appointed boards committee, 2006-07, 2012, 2015-16, maryland-national capital park & planning commission committee, 2008-11). Member, Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland (formerly Maryland Legislative Black Caucus), 1995-2021 (environmental committee, 2000); Maryland Bicycle and Pedestrian Caucus, 2003-21. Member, National Conference of State Legislatures (energy & electric utilities committee, 2005-07; agriculture, environment & energy committee, 2007-08; agriculture & energy committee, 2008-21; environment committee, 2008-21).
Member, Citizens Advisory Board for Regional Institute for Children and Adolescents - Southern Maryland, 1995-2001; Task Force to Study Retail Electric Competition and the Restructuring of the Electric Utility Industry, 1997-98; Attainment Plan (federal air quality standards) Task Force, Department of the Environment, 1997-2001; Task Force on Energy Conservation and Efficiency, 2001; Southern States Energy Board, 2004-08; Auto Insurance Task Force to Study Rates in Urban Areas, 2005. Alternate member, Work Group to Consider Gaming Expansion, 2012. Member, Task Force on the Use of Master Meters for Utility Services in Prince George's County, 2018-20.
Legislative aide, Prince George's County Council, 1991-94 (constituent services aide, 1988-91). Member, Nuisance Abatement Task Force, Prince George's County, 1993.
Born in Washington, DC, June 6, 1967. Attended Prince George's County public schools; Central High School, Capitol Heights, Maryland; University of Maryland, B.A. (political science), 1989, and M.P.P. (public policy), 1999. Administrator, Materials and Services Group, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, 2004-11. Deputy Director, Office of Community Relations, Prince George's County, 2011-21. Secretary, Board of Directors, United Communities Against Poverty, 1991-93. Member, Executive Committee, National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers and Treasurers, 2022-. Member, Coalition of Concerned Black Christian Men; Suitland Democratic Club. Award of Excellence, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, 2002. Legislator of the Year Award, Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition, 2006. Citation, Maryland Healthy Air Act Coalition, 2006. Public Official Award, American Heart Association, 2007; Outstanding Leadership Award, Apartment and Office Building Association, 2009. Outstanding Leadership Award, Maryland Black Caucus Foundation, 2010. Legislative Leadership Award, Maryland Clean Energy Center, 2011. Maryland Super Star, Maryland Municipal League, 2011 (certificate of appreciation, 2007, 2010). Founders Award, Mission of Love, 2012. Married; two children.
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