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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
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
2015 Vice Chair, Education and Economic Development Subcommittee of the Appropriations Committee
2015 Chair, Oversight Committee on Pensions of the Appropriations Committee
2015 Capital Budget Subcommittee of the Appropriations Committee
2015 House Chair, Spending Affordability Committee
2015 House Chair, Joint Committee on Pensions
2007- Special Committee on Drug and Alcohol Abuse
2016 1st Vice-Chair, Legislative Black Caucus, (2015- Parliamentarian), (2015 - 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.
Public Service
Task Force to Study Exemptions from Higher Education Ethics Requirements and Procurement Rules to Facilitate Technology Transfer, 2015-; 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., 2005-2011; Partner, Hall, Butler, Macleay & Barnes, LLC., 2011 -.
Last Updated: 10/15/2019 3:26 PM