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Senator William C. Smith, Jr.

District
20
County
Montgomery
Committee Assignment(s)
Judicial Proceedings Committee (Chair)
Executive Nominations Committee
Rules Committee
Annapolis Info
2 East Miller Senate Office Building
11 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone 410-841-3634 | 301-858-3634
Toll-free in MD 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3634
Fax 410-841-3166 | 301-858-3166
Interim Info
2 East Miller Senate Office Building
11 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone 410-841-3634 | 301-858-3634
Fax 410-841-3166 | 301-858-3166
Contact
will.smith@senate.state.md.us
Party
Democrat
Tenure
Member of the Maryland House of Delegates 2014-2016. Appointed to the Maryland Senate on December 13, 2016. Member of the Maryland Senate since December 21, 2016.
Current Assignments
2020 Chair, Judicial Proceedings Committee (Member, 2017; Vice Chair 2019)
2019 Executive Nominations Committee
2019 Legislative Policy Committee
2017 Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive, and Legislative Review (AELR)
2020 Juvenile Justice Reform Council
2020 Joint Covid-19 Response Workgroup
2015 Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland
2015 Women Legislators of Maryland, Associate Member
2015 Maryland Legislative Latino Caucus, Associate Member
2015 Maryland Veterans Caucus (Senate Chair, 2017-2020 , Executive Committee, 2016)
Past Senate Service
Joint Committee on the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Critical Areas, 2017-2019.
Past House Service
Judiciary Committee, 2015-2016; Criminal Justice Subcommittee of the Judiciary Committee, 2015-2016; Family Law Subcommittee of the Judiciary Committee, 2015-2016; Legislative Policy Committee, 2019-2020; Death with Dignity Work Group, 2015.
Public Service
Maryland Access to Justice Commission, 2020-; Maryland Military Installation Council, 2019-; Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission, 2019-; Maryland Sexual Assault Evidence Kit Policy and Funding Committee, 2019-2020; Task Force to Study Maryland's Criminal Gang Statutes, 2018-2020; Task Force to Study Erroneous Conviction and Imprisonment, 2017-2018; Child Support Guidelines Advisory Committee, 2017-; Director, Homeland Security Advisory Council, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (White House appointee), 2011-2013; Justice Reinvestment Workgroup, 2016-; Vice Chair, Washington Metro Area Committee, 2015-2016; Advisory Council on Determination of Impact of Regulations on Small Business, 2015-2016; Law Enforcement Officer's Bill of Rights Work Group, 2016; Board of Directors, IMPACT Silver Spring, 2013-; Board of Trustees, The Barrie School, 2012-2014; Board of Directors, The Gandhi Brigade, 2013-; The Victim Services Advisory Board of Montgomery County, Chairman, 2008-2012; NAACP, Montgomery County (Executive Committee - 2013), 2011-2013; Board of Directors, The GapBuster Learning Center, 2011-; Chair, The Community Development Block Grant Board of Montgomery County, 2008-2012.
Memberships
The Maryland Bar Association; The U.S. District of Maryland; The Montgomery County Bar Association; The Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association; The J. Franklyn Bourne Bar Association; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
Awards
National Defense Service Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Joint Meritorious Unit Award; Joint Service Achievement Medal; Thurgood Marshall Award (Public Service in the Law) William and Mary Law School; W. Taylor Reveley III Award (Citizen Lawyer Award), William and Mary Law School; William and Mary Law School Election Law Society Alumnus of the Year Award; Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility Leadership Award.
Biographical Information
Born, Silver Spring, Maryland, February 6, 1982; The Barrie School, 2000; The College of William and Mary, B.A., (government) 2004; Americorp Graduate, Project Change, 2005-06; The Johns Hopkins University, M.A., (government) 2006; Marshall Wythe Law School, College of William and Mary, J.D., 2009; National Intelligence University, M.S.S.I, Science of Strategic Intelligence, 2018; Intelligence officer, U.S. Naval Reserves, 2009-; Attorney; Associate, The Federal Practice Group, 2014-2016; Of Counsel, Solomon Law Firm, 2018-; Married; one child.
Last Updated: 1/15/2021 12:14 PM