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[photo, Keiffer J. Mitchell, Jr., Chief Legislative Officer, Governor's Legislative Office] KEIFFER JACKSON MITCHELL, JR., Chief Legislative Officer



Chief Legislative Officer, Office of Governor, since November 19, 2019.

Acting Chief of Staff, Office of Governor, August 17 to October 26, 2020.

Senior Advisor to Governor, August 2017 to November 19, 2019, and since October 26, 2020. Special Advisor, Governor's Legislative Office, January 2015 to August 2017. Member, President's Advisory Council, Baltimore City Community College, 2015-; Work Group to Study the Maryland State Department of Education and the Maryland Higher Education Commission, 2019.

Member of House of Delegates (Democrat), representing District 44 (Baltimore City), January 12, 2011 to January 14, 2015. Member, Economic Matters Committee, 2014-15. Chair, Regional Revitalization Work Group, 2013-15. Member, Judiciary Committee, 2011-13 (family law subcommittee, 2011-13); Special Joint Commission on Public Safety and Security in State and Local Correctional Facilities, 2013. Member, Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland, 2011-15.

Member, Task Force on Funding a Green Technology, Life Science, and Health Information Technology Loan-Assistance Repayment Program, 2011-12; Task Force on Development of Educational Programs to Aid Unemployed State Residents, 2011-15; Task Force on Military Service Members, Veterans, and the Courts, 2012-14.

White House intern, 1994.

Member, City Council, Baltimore, representing District 11, December 1995 to December 6, 2007. Chair, Taxation and Finance Committee. Member, Education, Housing, Health and Human Services Committee; Judiciary and Legislative Investigations Committee. Chair, Education and Human Resources Committee, 1995-99. Vice-Chair, Judiciary Committee, 1995-99.

Chair, Parental Choice Task Force, Baltimore City, 1996. Member, Commission for Historical and Architectual Preservation. Chair, Human Services Commission, Baltimore City, 2000-. Former staff, Office of Public Defender.

Member, Jobs and Economic Development Committee, Transition Team of Baltimore City Mayor, 2010.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, September 28, 1967. Attended Boys' Latin School, Baltimore, Maryland; Emory University, B.A. (political science), 1990; University of the District of Columbia School of Law, J.D., 1994. Law clerk to NAACP Legal Defense Fund. Small Business Banking Officer, Wachovia Bank. Former business development officer, Harbor Bank of Maryland. Teacher (history), Boys' Latin School, 1995-2002. Delegate, mission to Turkey, American Council of Young Political Leaders, 1998. Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention, 2000, 2008. 2nd Vice-Chair, Executive Committee, Maryland Democratic State Central Committee, 2002-06. Member, Baltimore City Democratic Central Committee, 2002-10. Former staff, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. Board of Directors, Parks and People Foundation; Maryland Food Bank; Boys' Latin School of Maryland; Echo Hill Outdoor School; Midtown Academy; Druid Hill Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA); Mount Royal Improvement Association. Board of Directors, Roland Park Place, 2015-. Best Politician, Baltimore City Paper, 2005. Member, Sharp Street Memorial United Methodist Church, Baltimore, Maryland. Married; two children.

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