Senator Barbara Robinson

2019 Regular Session

District 40, Baltimore City

Senator Barbara Robinson
Annapolis Address:401 Miller Senate Office Building
11 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401

Phone: 410-841-3656 | 301-858-3656 | Toll-free in MD: 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3656
Interim Address:2901 Druid Park Drive
Suite 200D
Baltimore, MD 21215

Phone: 410-225-3620
Fax: 410-225-3621
Contact:Contact Online or send email to:
Tenure:Member of the Maryland House of Delegates 2007-2016. Appointed to the Maryland Senate on December 13, 2016. Sworn in on December 21, 2016
Current Assignments:2017- Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee
2017- Comptroller Issues Subcommittee of the Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee
2017- Environment Subcommittee of the Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee
2017- Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive, and Legislative Review (AELR)
2017- Joint Committee on Ending Homelessness
2017- Joint Committee on Fair Practices and State Personnel Oversight
2007- Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland
2007- Women Legislators of Maryland (Executive Board At- Large, 2009 - )
Party Affiliation:Democrat

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Past House Service
2015-2016Deputy Majority Whip
2007-2016Appropriations Committee
2015-2016Education and Economic Development Subcommittee of the Appropriations Committee
2007-2016Oversight Committee on Pensions of the Appropriations Committee
2016Joint Committee on Ending Homelessness
2016Joint Committee on Pensions
2011-2016Joint Committee on Fair Practices and State Personnel Oversight
2007-2014Public Safety and Administration Subcommittee of the Appropriations Committee
2013Special Joint Commission on Public Safety and Security in State and Local Correctional Facilities
2007-2016Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland (Chair, 2014-16; 2nd Vice Chair, 2010-12; 1st Vice Chair, 2012-14)
2007-2016Women Legislators of Maryland (Secretary 2015-16; Treasurer, 2015; Executive Board, at large 2009 -)
Public Service
2017-Pimlico Community Development Authority (2015-2016)
2017-Commission on the School-to-Prison Pipeline and Restorative Practices
2016-Task Force to Investigate the Challenges of and Opportunities for Minorities in Business
2012-Mayor's Council on Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises, Baltimore City
2012-2013Special Review Committee on Coppin State University
1985Foster Care Review Board, Baltimore City
2010-2014Baltimore City Democratic Central Committee
Co-Founder, Minority Women Business Owners Association
Board of Trustees, Bethel African American Methodist Episcopal Church, Baltimore
Employee Assistance Program Professionals
Maryland Coalition of Women for Responsive Government
2009Maryland's Top 100 Women, Daily Record
2006Woman of the Year, Zonta International, Inc.
2004Distinguished Service Award, Black Professional Women, Inc.
2003Tree of Life Award, Breast Cancer Awareness Association
2003Passing the Torch Legacy Award, African-American Real Estate Professionals, Inc.
2003Achievement Award, National Public Housing Residents' Association, Inc.
2002Visionary Award, African-American Women in Business
2002Creating Self Sufficiency Award, Workforce Development Coalition
1999Welfare-to-Work Entrepreneur of the Year, Small Business Administration
1996Maryland Women's Hall of Fame
1996Small Business Owner Achievement Award, National Business League
1995Women of Enterprise Award, U.S. Small Business Administration
1992Business Woman of the Year, Ujima Society
1992Woman of the Year, 100 Black Women
Biographical Information
Born, Alexandria City, Alabama
University of Baltimore, B.S., Business Management, 1975
Coppin State College, M.A., Criminal Justice, 1976
Deputy Administrator, District Court of Maryland, 1979-80
Supreme Bench, Baltimore, 1980-82
Circuit Court, Baltimore, 1982-85
Teacher/Educator, Division of Corrections, 1981-88
Adjunct Professor, Community College of Baltimore 1983-85
Adjunct Professor, Anne Arundel Community College, 1987-90
Adjunct Professor, Dundalk Community College, 1987
Founder and Executive Director, Self Pride, Inc., 1990-
Talk Show Host, WEAA Radio, 1990 -
Author, And Still I Cry (1992) Pursuing Your Passion: Things They Don't Tell You About Entrepreneurship
Member, Bethel African American Methodist Episcopal Church, Baltimore
Married; four children; five grandchildren

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