Member of House of Delegates, January 10, 2007 to January 12, 2011. Member, Judiciary Committee, 2007-11 (juvenile law subcommittee, 2007-11); House Special Committee on Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 2007-11. Member, House Work Group to Study Maryland Law regarding Access to Firearms and Sharing of Health Information, 2007. Member, Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission Committee, Prince George's County Delegation, 2008-11 (bi-county committee, 2007-08). Member, Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland, 2007-11; Women Legislators of Maryland, 2007-11.
Legislative assistant and intern, House Public Works Committee, to U.S. Representative Gus Savage of Illinois, 1991-93. Legislative assistant to U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein of California, 1993-95.
Member, Juvenile Grant Planning and Review Council, 2008-11; Prince George's County Historical and Cultural Trust, 2009-; Task Force on Prisoner Re-Entry, 2010-11.
Born in Chicago, Illinois, July 1, 1968. University of California, Berkeley, B.A. (history & economics), 1990. Research assistant, Institute of Governmental Studies, 1989. Legal assistant, Law Offices of Spencer W. Strellis, 1989-91. Howard University School of Law, J.D., 1994. Admitted to Illinois Bar, 1998. Senior lobbyist, Laborers International Union of North America, 1996-2002. Deputy Director, Department of Legislation, AFL-CIO, 2002-11. Director, Policy and Government Affairs, National Community Reinvestment Coalition, 2011-. Board member & newsletter editor, Woodmore Homeowners Association, 2004-05. Founding member, Woodmore Friendship Council, 2005. Volunteer, Christmas in April, 2006. Legislator of the Year, Maryland State's Attorneys Association, 2010. Member, From the Heart Church (political affairs ministry).
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