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Delegate Ben Barnes

District
21
County
Prince George's and Anne Arundel
Committee Assignment(s)
Annapolis Info
151 House Office Building
6 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone 410-841-3046 | 301-858-3046
Toll-free in MD
Interim Info
151 House Office Building
6 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone 410-841-3046 | 301-858-3046
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
2011- Economic Matters Committee
2012- Workers’ Compensation Subcommittee of the Economic Matters Committee
2011- Banking, Economic Development, Science, and Technology Subcommittee of the Economic Matters Committee
2011- Public Utilities Subcommittee of the Economic Matters Committee
2007- Special Committee on Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Past House Service
Judiciary Committee , 2007-2011; Civil Law and Procedure Subcommittee of the Judiciary Committee , 2007-2011.
Public Service
Clean Energy Technical Education Task Force, 2013-; Vice Chair, Maryland-National Capital Park and 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.
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-.
Last Updated: 10/15/2019 3:25 PM