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Delegate Ben Barnes

District
21
County
Prince George's and Anne Arundel
Committee Assignment(s)
Appropriations Committee
Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
Annapolis Info
151 House Office Building
6 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone 410-841-3046 | 301-858-3046
Toll-free in MD 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3046
Fax 410-841-3346 | 301-858-3346
Interim Info
151 House Office Building
6 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone 410-841-3046 | 301-858-3046
Fax 410-841-3346 | 301-858-3346
Contact
ben.barnes@house.state.md.us
Party
Democrat
Tenure
First elected to the Maryland House of Delegates, 2006. Member of the House since 2007.
Current Assignments
2013- Chief Deputy Majority Whip
2015 Appropriations Committee
2019 Chair, Education and Economic Development Subcommittee of the Appropriations Committee (Vice Chair 2015-2019)
2020 Vice Chair, Oversight Committee on Pensions of the Appropriations Committee (Member, 2015; Chair 2015-2020)
2019 Vice Chair, Capital Budget Subcommittee of the Appropriations Committee (Member, 2015)
2020 Spending Affordability Committee
2015 Joint Committee on Pensions (Chair 2020)
2007- Special Committee on Drug and Alcohol Abuse
2019 Maryland Legislative Latino Caucus, Associate Member
Past House Service
Economic Matters Committee, 2011-2015; Workers’ Compensation Subcommittee of the Economic Matters Committee, 2012-2015; Banking, Economic Development, Science, and Technology Subcommittee of the Economic Matters Committ, 2011-2015; Public Utilities Subcommittee of the Economic Matters Committee, 2011-2015; Judiciary Committee, 2007-2011; Civil Law and Procedure Subcommittee of the Judiciary Committee, 2007-2011; Commission on Maryland Retirement Security and Savings, 2015-2016; House Chair, Spending Affordability Committee, 2017-2020.
Public Service
Objective Criteria Committee, State Retirement and Pension System, 2018-; Prince George's County Surcharge Exemptions for Projects Near Transit Properties Workgroup, 2017-; Task Force to Study Exemptions from Higher Education Ethics Requirements and Procurement Rules to Facilitate Technology Transfer, 2015-2016; Clean Energy Technical Education Task Force, 2013-2014; Vice Chair, Maryland-National Capital Parks & Planning Commission Committee, Prince George's County Delegation, 2012; Law Enforcement and State-Appointed Boards Committee, Prince George’s County Delegation, 2011, 2007-2008; Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission Committee, Prince George’s County Delegation, 2008-2010; Board of Directors, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, 2008-2010; Task Force to Study Locations in Prince George's County Best Suited for Use by State Agencies, 2008-2009; Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention, 2008.
Memberships
College Park Education Advisory Committee, 2003-2005; Vice Chair, Prince George's County Democratic Central Committee, 2003-2004; Prince George's County Democratic Central Committee, 2001-2004; Executive Committee, Young Democrats of Maryland, 2002-2003; Maryland State Bar Association (Litigation Law Section of the Maryland State Bar Association; Young Lawyers Section of the Maryland State Bar Association); Prince George's County Bar Association.
Awards
Award of Special Recognition, Maryland Legal Services Corporation, 2017.
Biographical Information
Born, Peoria, Illinois, March 30, 1975; Eleanor Roosevelt High School, Greenbelt, 1993; University of North Carolina at Greensboro, B.A., Economics and Political Science, 1998; University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., 2003; Field Coordinator, Development Department, People for the American Way, 1999-2000; Legislative Aide to Maryland Senate President, 2000-04; Law Clerk to Judge James J. Lombardi, Prince George's County Circuit Court, 7th Judicial Circuit, 2004-05; Attorney, Law Offices of Donna L. Crary, P.A., 2005-2011; Partner, Hall, Butler, Macleay & Barnes, LLC., 2011 -; Married.
Last Updated: 1/19/2020 9:41 AM