Former Delegate Rushern L. Baker, III

District 22B


Delegate Rushern L. Baker, III
TenureMember of the House of Delegates, August 11, 1994 to January 8, 2003, representing District 22B, Prince George's County
Party Affiliation
Democrat
Past House Service
1999-2003
Appropriations Committee
2001-2003
Vice Chair, Capital Budget Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee
2002-2003
Transportation and the Environment Subcommittee of the Appropriations Committee
2001-2002
Public Safety and Administration Subcommittee of the Appropriations Committee
1999-2000
Health and Human Resources Subcommittee of the Appropriations Committee
1999-2003
Oversight Committee on Personnel of the Appropriations Committee
1995-1998
Judiciary Committee
1995-1998
Family and Juvenile Law Subcommittee of the Judiciary Committee
1995-1999
Special Committee on Drug and Alcohol Abuse
2001-2003
Spending Affordability Committee
1999-2003
Oversight Committee on Program Open Space and Agricultural Land Preservation
1999-2003
Chair, Prince George's County Delegation
1994-2003
Maryland Legislative Black Caucus (Law and Justice Committeee, 2000-03)
1994
Environmental Matters Committee
Public Service
2016-
Chair, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Corporation
2013-2014
Task Force to Study Energy Generation in Prince George's County
2013-2014
Task Force to Study Locating Businesses in Libraries in Prince George's County
2011-
Board of Directors, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
2011
Task Force on Solar Hot Water Systems in Prince George's County
2010-
Board of Visitors, R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland Medical System
2010-
Fort George G. Meade Regional Growth Management Committee
2010-
Leadership Council, Anacostia Watershed Restoration Partnership
2010-2011
Member, Local Government Subcommittee, Base Realignment and Closure Subcabinet
2003-2006
Task Force on the Education of African-American Males
2000-2003
Virginia-Maryland-District of Columbia Joint Legislative Commission on Interstate Transportation
1998-1999
Task Force on the Privatization of the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission
1997-1998
Implementation Task Force for Child Support Enforcement Procedures, Department of Human Resources
1995-1997
Commission on the Future of Maryland Courts
Memberships
2017-
Board of Directors, American Association of Counties (Legislative Committee, 2011 -)
2014-2015
President, County Executives of America
2002-2004
Board of Directors, American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland
1999-
Board of Directors, Leadership Maryland, Inc.
Chair, Legislative Committee, Gladys Noon Spellman Parent Teacher Association
Maryland Chapter, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity
Howard University Alumni Association
American Bar Association
J. Franklin Bourne Bar Association
Awards
2016
Potomac Champion Award, Alice Ferguson Foundation
2016
Housing Leadership Award, Maryland Affordable Housing Coalition
2015
Public Officials of the Year, Governing Magazine
2013
Outstanding Service Award, University of Maryland College Park Foundation
2012
Phyllis Campbell Newsom Public Policy Leadership Award, Center for Nonprofit Advancement
2012
National Leadership Award in Public Service, National Forum for Black Public Administrators
2012
Mots Innovative Executive of the Year for Minority Business, Maryland-Washington Minority Contractors' Association
Biographical Information
Born, Valdosta, Georgia, October 24, 1958.
Howard University, B.A., History, 1982.
Howard University Law School, J.D., 1986.
U.S. Army Reserves Judge Advocate General Corps, 1987-2001
Senior Congressional Black Caucus Fellow, Office of U.S. Senator John Kerry, 1986-1987.
Contract complaints officer, U.S. Department of Housing and Community Development, 1987-1989.
Legal counsel and Special Assistant, Peoples Involvement Corporation, 1989-1999.
Senior Partner, Baker & Perry, LLP, 1998-2002.
Former Executive Director, Community Teachers Institute, Lanham, MD
Delegate, Democratic National Convention, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012 2016.
Prince George's County, County Executive, 2010-
Married; three children

December 4, 2017 3:16 P.M.