Member of House of Delegates, January 11, 1995 to December 6, 2016. Resigned December 6, 2016. Member, Environmental Matters Committee, 1995-2003 (chair, health & public utilities subcommittee, 1999; chair, health subcommittee, 1999-2003). House Chair, Joint Legislative Task Force on Organ and Tissue Donations, 1997-98. Medical Malpractice Insurance Work Group, 2004. House Co-Chair, Joint Legislative Task Force on Small-Group Market Health Insurance, 2005-07. Chair, Health and Government Operations Committee, 2005-16 (vice-chair, 2003-05; health facilities, equipment & products subcommittee, 2003-05; long-term care subcommittee, 2003-05; chair, health insurance subcommittee, 2003-04; chair, insurance subcommittee, 2004-05); Regional Revitalization Work Group, 2013-16. House Chair, Joint Oversight Committee on the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange, 2014-16. Member, Rules and Executive Nominations Committee, 2015-16. House Chair, Joint Committee on Behavioral Health and Opioid Use Disorders, 2015-16. Member, Maryland Veterans Caucus, 2005-16.
Chief of Operations, Office of Mayor, Baltimore City, 2016-19. Deputy Chief of Staff for Human Services, Office of Mayor, Baltimore City, 2019.
Federal investigator, U.S. Office of Personnel Management, 1989-90. Constituent liaison for U.S. Representative Benjamin L. Cardin, 3rd Congressional District, Maryland, 1990-94.
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, July 1, 1966. Attended Archbishop Curley High School, Baltimore, Maryland; University of Baltimore, B.S. (criminal justice), 1989, M.P.A. (public administration), 1993. Bill analyst and special projects manager, Eastern Baltimore Area Chamber of Commerce, 1988-89. President, St. Gerard Young Men's Association, 1993, 1994 (board of directors, 1992). Member, Nature Conservancy; Chesapeake Bay Foundation; Brewer's Hill Community Association; Eastern Baltimore Area Chamber of Commerce; University of Baltimore M.P.A. Alumni Association. Member, Defenders Day Re-enactment Committee, 1988-89. Volunteer, Dundalk Heritage Festival, 1988-90. Swim instructor, Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA), 1986, 1987, 1991. Baseball coach, Highlandtown Exchange Little League, 1993-96. Chair, Fell's Point Task Force, 2002-. Legislator of the Year, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, 2011. Legislator of the Year, Maryland Association of Resources for Families and Youth, 2011. Legislator of the Year, Maryland Nurses' Association, 2011. Legislator of the Year, American College of Cardiology, 2012. Michaeline R. Fedder Legislator of the Year Award, Maryland Public Health Association, 2012. Opening Minds Award, National Alliance on Mental Illness - Metropolitan Baltimore, 2012. Public Service Award, The Arc of Baltimore, 2013. Jose O. Ruiz Special Recognition Award, Education-Based Latino Outreach, 2013. Married.
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