2444 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
(202) 225-4016; fax: (202) 225-9219
Anne Arundel County:
Arundel Center, Suite 349
44 Calvert St., Annapolis MD 21401
(410) 295-1679; fax: (410) 295-1682
Marilyn J. Praisner Community Recreation Center, 14906 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville, MD 20866
(301) 421-4078; fax: (301) 421-4079
Special Assistant to State Superintendent of Schools, State Department of Education, 1998-2005.
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, May 22, 1962. Resident of Towson, Maryland. Attended Gilman School, Baltimore, Maryland; Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, A.B., cum laude, 1984; Fulbright Scholar, Greece, 1985; Harvard University School of Law, J.D., 1988. Law clerk to Judge J. Frederick Motz, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, 1988-89. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1988. Attorney, Venable, LLP, 1989-2006 (chair, health care practice; hiring committee, 1992-96). Member, American Bar Association; Maryland State Bar Association. Founding member, Board of Trustees, Dunbar Project, 1990-94. Board of Directors, Public Justice Center, 1991-2006 (president, 1994-97); Institute for Christian and Jewish Studies, 1991- (past chair, membership committee). Board of Trustees, Maryland Historical Society, 2007-. Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention, 2008, 2012. Unsung Hero Award, Maryland Chapter, Association of Fundraising Professionals, 2006. Arthur W. Machen, Jr., Award, Maryland Legal Services Corp., 2006. Friend of the National Parks Award, National Parks Conservation Association, 2011. National Policymaker Award, Goodwill Industries International, 2012. Pericles Award, American Hellenic Council of California, 2014. Certificate of Appreciation, Climate Stewards of Greater Annapolis, 2018. Married; three children.
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