Society of Senates Past

Photograph of State Senator

Republican, District 32, Anne Arundel County

Born in Baltimore, June 11, 1955.  Attended Glen Burnie High School; Anne Arundel Community College; University of Baltimore, B.A., 1982; University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., 1988.  Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1988.  Married; five children.

General Assembly:
Member of Senate, 1995-99.  Member, Judicial Proceedings Committee, 1995-99; Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review, 1995-99; Joint Committee on Investigation, 1995-99.  Chair, Anne Arundel County Delegation, 1997.  Article 27 (Crimes & Punishments) Revision Committee, 1995-98; Chair, 1994.

Private Career and Other Public Service:
Attorney.  Member, Democratic State Central Committee, 1982-1990.  Member, Anne Arundel County Council, 2nd District, 1990-94.  Private law practice, present.

General Comments and Observations:
    "While we dealt with many controversial issues from welfare reform to handgun legislation, one controversial issue was the passing of the new football stadium and the move of the Cleveland Browns to Baltimore.  After voting for the new stadium, the local paper ran editorials and pictures of those legislators voting for the project and asking their readers never to vote for them again.
    "Serving on the Judicial Proceedings Committee allowed me to make a significant impact on dealing with issues that affected our criminal justice system.  Working on domestic violence legislation and making strides in that area was very important to our citizens.
    "The most memorable time was in working with my colleagues and the speeches on the Senate floor.  Of course, if the speeches got too long you could find everyone in the Senate lounge."

Compiled March 16, 2000 from the biographical files of the Maryland Manual, ©Maryland State Archives and from materials and photograph submitted by Senator Middlebrooks dated February 15, 2000.
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