[photo, Jamel R. (Mel) Franklin, County Council, Prince George's County, Maryland] JAMEL R. (MEL) FRANKLIN, Member, County Council (Democrat)

Member, County Council, Prince George's County, representing District 9, since Dec. 6, 2010 (chair, Dec. 3, 2013 to Dec. 1, 2015). Vice-Chair, Planning, Zoning and Economic Development Committee, 2017- (member, 2012-14, 2016-; chair, 2012-14, 2016). Member, Health, Education and Human Services Committee, 2011- (vice-chair, 2013-14); Transportation, Housing and the Environment Committee, 2015, 2017-. Member, Rules and General Assembly Committee, 2012-14. Chair, Public Safety and Fiscal Management Committee, 2016 (vice-chair, 2011-12, 2013-14).

Member, Board of Health, Prince George’s County, 2010-; Commission to Study Campaign Finance Law, 2011-13. Board of Directors, Economic Development Corporation, Prince George's County, 2012. Member, Human Services and Public Safety Policy Committee, 2012-15, National Capital Region Emergency Preparedness Council, 2012-, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. Member, Task Force to Study Locating Businesses in Libraries in Prince George's County, 2013-14. Board of Directors, Economic Development Corporation, Prince George's County, 2014-. Member, 21st Century School Facilities Commission, 2016-17; Justice Reinvestment Oversight Board, 2016-.

Attorney, U.S. Federal Trade Commission, 2001-05. Member, Human Relations Commission, Prince George's County, 2005-07. Board of Community College Trustees, Prince George's Community College, 2008-10.

Assistant Attorney General, Maryland Health Care Commission, 2008-10.

Born in Cheraw, South Carolina, November 30, 1975. University of South Carolina, B.A. (political science), 1998; Duke University School of Law, J.D., 2001. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 2001. Attorney. Associate, Sonnenschein, Nath, & Rosenthal, LLP, 2006-08. Member, Prince George's County Democratic Central Committee, 2005-10. Founder and president, Greater Marlboro Democratic Club, 2005-. Member, Maryland for Obama Steering Committee, 2008. Board of Directors, Indian Head Highway Area Action Council, 2009-10. Member, U.S. Census Complete Count Committee, Prince George's County, 2009-10. Member, Maryland County Officials Diversity Caucus, 2015- (chair, legislative affairs committee, 2015-), Maryland Association of Counties. Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention, 2016. Past member, Executive Board, Young Democrats of Maryland. Past board member, Prince George's County Chapter, Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Member, Prince George's County Chapter, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People; Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Young Democrat of the Year, Prince George's County Young Democracts, 2006. Forty Under 40, Prince George's County Social Innovation Fund, 2013. Married; two children.

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