Member, City Council, Baltimore, representing District 11, December 6, 2007 to August 30, 2014. Resigned August 30, 2014. Chair, Executive Appointments Committee, 2010-14. Member, Land Use and Transportation Committee, 2007-10; Education Committee, 2007-10; Taxation, Finance and Economic Development Committee, 2010-14 (vice-chair, 2007-09; acting chair, 2009-10; chair, community development subcommittee, 2007-14); Budget and Appropriations Committee, 2011-14; Health Committee, 2011-14; Public Safety Committee, 2011-14. Chair, Recreation and Parks Committee, 2011-14.
Member of House of Delegates, February 19, 1999 to January 8, 2003. Member, Judiciary Committee, 1999-2003 (family & juvenile law subcommittee, 1999-2003); Special Committee on Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 2001-03.
Born in Havre de Grace, Maryland, November 21, 1972. Attended Loyola High School, Towson, Maryland; University of Maryland, College Park, B.A. (government & politics), 1994; University of Baltimore, M.A. (legal & ethical studies), 1996. Member, Alpha Epsilon Lambda Honor Society. Associate Vice-President for Institutional Advancement, University of Baltimore, 2003-14. Legislative aide, State Senator Walter M. Baker, 1995-96. Congressional aide, U.S. Representative Elijah E. Cummings, 1996-2003. Member, Baltimore City Democratic State Central Committee, 1998-2002 (sergeant of arms). President, Otterbein Community Association, 2003-07; Otterbein Commons Homeowners Association, 2003-. Board of Trustees, Hoffberger Center for Professional Ethics, University of Baltimore, 2004-. Board of Directors, Midtown Community Benefits District, 2005- (parliamentarian; co-chair, governance committee); Flag House and Star-Spangled Banner Museum, 2007-. Board of Directors, Downtown Partnership of Baltimore, 2008-; Downtown Management Authority, 2010-. Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention, 2012. Adjunct professor, University of Baltimore (legal & ethical studies). Coach, South Baltimore Youth Soccer League. Parishioner, St. Ignatius Roman Catholic Church. Married; three children.
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