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Delegate Joseph F. Vallario, Jr.

District
23B
County
Prince George's
Committee Assignment(s)
Annapolis Info
101 House Office Building
6 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone 410-841-3488 | 301-858-3488
Toll-free in MD
Fax 301-858-3495
Interim Info
101 House Office Building
6 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone 301-858-3488
Contact
joseph.vallario@house.state.md.us
Party
Democrat
Tenure
First elected to the Maryland House of Delegates, 1974. Member of the House January 8, 1975 to January 14, 2015, representing District 27A, Calvert & Prince George's Counties. Representing District 23B, Prince George's County, beginning January 14, 2015.
Current Assignments
1993- Chair, Judiciary Committee (Member, 1975-)
1993- House Committee on Rules & Executive Nominations
1993- Legislative Policy Committee
Past House Service
Joint Committee on the Selection of the State Treasurer, 2002, 1996; Special Committee on Gaming, 2001; Task Force to Study the Laws and Policies Relating to Representation of Indigent Criminal Defendants by the Office of the Public Defender, 2012-2014.
Public Service
Task Force to Study the Laws and Policies relating to Representation of Indigent Criminal Defendants by the Office of the Public Defender, 2012-2014; Article 27 (crimes & punishments) Revision Committee, 2004-2008; Law and Criminal Justice Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures, 2005-; Co-Chair, Task Force to Examine Crime Victims' Rights Laws in Maryland, 1996-2003; Anti-Terrorism Workgroup, 2001-2002; Commission on Juvenile Justice Jurisdiction, 1998-2001; Council on Jury Use and Management, 1999-2000; Maryland State Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy, 1999-; Maryland Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy, 1996-1999; Sentencing Guidelines Advisory Board, 1993-1999; Criminal Justice Information Advisory Board, 1991-1996; Governor's Commission on Gun Violence, 1995; Joint Executive-Legislative Task Force to Study Commercial Gaming Activities in Maryland, 1995; Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland, 1994-2015; Joint Task Force on Maryland's Procurement Law, 1993-1994; Court of Appeals Standing Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure, 1993-; Drunk and Drugged Driving Task Force, 1988-1990; Task Force on Crime, 1976-1977; Law Enforcement and State-Appointed Boards Committee, Prince George's County Delegation; Past Chair, Prince George's County Delegation.
Memberships
Maryland Rural Caucus, 2002-; Maryland Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus, 2001-; Order of Sons of Italy; American Bar Association; Maryland State Bar Association; Prince George's County Bar Association; Past President, Prince George's County Criminal Trial Lawyers Association; Inactive Member, Painters Local Union no. 1773.
Awards
Robert C. Heeney Award, Criminal Law Section, Maryland State Bar Association , 2010; Legacy of Excellence in Litigation, University of Baltimore School of Law , 2006; Legislative Award, Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence , 1999; Most Valuable Legislator Award, Stephanie Roper Committee , 1994.
Biographical Information
Born, Washington, DC, March 4, 1937; Washington, D.C. Parochial Schools; Benjamin Franklin University, B.C.S., Commercial Science and M.C.S., Commercial Science, 1959; Eastern College; Mt. Vernon School of Law, University of Baltimore, LL.B., J.D., 1963; Attorney; Married; six children, twenty-one grandchildren.
Last Updated: 10/15/2019 3:30 PM