Secretary of Juvenile Justice, March 4, 2003 to June 30, 2003. Acting Secretary of Juvenile Justice, January 15 to March 4, 2003.
Member of House of Delegates, December 17, 1986 to January 8, 2003. House Chair, Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics, 1990-2003. Member, Judiciary Committee, 1987-2003 (chair, family & juvenile law subcommittee, 1995-2003); Special Committee on Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 1987-2003; Special Study Commission on the Maryland Public Ethics Law, 1998; Special Committee on Gaming, 2001-03; Joint Committee on the Selection of the State Treasurer, 2002. Member, Executive Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures, 1993-95, 1998-99 (vice-chair, state federal assembly, 1992-93; chair, committee on commerce, labor & regulation, 1991-92; chair, assembly of state issues, 1998-99). Parliamentarian, Maryland Legislative Black Caucus, 1998-2003 (member, ethics committee, 2000).
Member, Herring Run Public Watershed Association Commission, 1989; Governor's Employment and Training Council, 1989-91; Governor's Council on Adolescent Pregnancy, 1990-91; Task Force on Juvenile Justice Reform of Cabinet Council on Criminal and Juvenile Justice, 1995-97; Executive Committee, Council of State Governments, 1995-97; Family Violence Council, 1995-99; President's Intergovernmental Policy Advisory Committee for Trade, Office of U.S. Trade Representative, 1995-; Governor's Task Force on the Fair Imposition of Capital Punishment in Maryland, 1996; Maryland Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy, 1996-99; Commission on Juvenile Justice Jurisdiction, 1998-2001; State Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy, 1999-2001. Member, Governor-elect's Transition Team, 2002-03.
Member, Mayor's Energy Conservation Commission, Baltimore City, 1982-87. Member, Appellate Judicial Nominating Commission, 1983-86; Advisory Board of the Shelter, Nutrition and Service Program, 1984-86.
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, August 25, 1942. Attended St. Peter Claver School, Baltimore, Maryland; Loyola High School, Towson, Maryland; University of Maryland; Morgan State College, B.A. (english literature), 1967. Volunteer, U.S. Peace Corps in Lesotho, South Africa, 1967-71. Advisor to University without Walls Program, Morgan State University. University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 1977. Attorney in private practice, 1982-2015. Member, Maryland State Bar Association (section of labor & employment law; section of negligence, insurance, & workers' compensation). Chair, Maryland Committee for UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund). President, Baltimore Neighborhoods, Inc., 1983-87. Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention, 1988. Vice-Chair, Maryland Citizen Action Fund. Board of Directors, Afterschool Alliance, 2004-15; Chesapeake AIDS Foundation; Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center; Everyman Theatre; Good Shepherd Services; National Abortion Rights Action League; St. Elizabeth's School; Union Memorial Hospital. Member, Aspen Institute Nonprofit Sector Strategy Group, 1999-. Chair, Center for Advocacy and Governmental Ethics, 2001- (board of directors, 2001-). Legislator Recognition Award, Maryland Association of Counties, 1999. Two children.
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