Senator Bobby A. Zirkin

2019 Regular Session

District 11, Baltimore County

Senator Bobby A. Zirkin
Annapolis Address:2 East Miller Senate Office Building
11 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401

Phone: 410-841-3131 | 301-858-3131 | Toll-free in MD: 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3131
Fax: 410-841-3737
Interim Address:2 East Miller Senate Office Building
11 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401

Phone: 410-841-3131 | 301-858-3131
Fax: 410-841-3737
Contact:Contact Online or send email to:
Tenure:First elected to the Senate in 2006. Member of the Senate since 2007.
Current Assignments:2015- Chair, Judicial Proceedings Committee (Member, 2011)
2015- Executive Nominations Committee
2015- Legislative Policy Committee
2007- Senate Special Committee on Substance Abuse
Party Affiliation:Democrat

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Past Senate Service
2007-2010Budget and Taxation Committee
2008-2010Public Safety, Transportation and Environment Subcommittee of the Budget and Taxation Committee
2015-2016Public Safety and Policing Workgroup
2014-2015Joint Committee on Cybersecurity, Information Technology and Biotechnology
2007-2010Joint Committee on Children, Youth, and Families
2007-2010Joint Subcommittee on Program Open Space and Agricultural Land Preservation
2013-2014Joint Information Technology and Biotechnology Committee
2007Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
2007Environment Subcommittee of the Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
2007Ethics and Election Law Subcommittee of the Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
2007Special Committee on Renewables and Clean Energy of the Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
2009-2015Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive, and Legislative Review (AELR)
Past House Service 1999-2007
2005-2007Juvenile Services Workgroup of the Judiciary Committee
2003-2007Chair, Juvenile Law Subcommittee of the Judiciary Committee
1999-2007Judiciary Committee
2000-2003Criminal Justice Subcommittee of the Judiciary Committee
1999-2001Gaming Law and Enforcement Subcommittee of the Judiciary Committee
Public Service
2015-2016Justice Reinvestment Coordinating Council
2014Governor's Commission to Reform Maryland's Pretrial System
2013-2014Task Force to Study Implementing a Civil Right to Counsel in Maryland
2011-, 2007-2008State Advisory Board for Juvenile Services
2011Task Force on the Membership and Operation of the Baltimore County Board of Education
2010-2011Intergovernmental Work Group to Study the Effects of Representation of Indigent Defendants in the Criminal Justice System
2007-2008Chair, Task Force to Study Group-Home Education and Placement Practices
2007-2012Foster Care Court-Improvement Implementation Committee
2005-2007Chair, Education Subcommittee of Baltimore County Delegation
2003-2006Drug Treatment Court Commission
2003-2004Task Force to Study Alternative Living Arrangements for Children in Out-of-Home Placement
2003-2004Task Force to Study the Mentoring and Monitoring of Children in the Custody of or under the Supervision of the Department of Juvenile Services
2000-2001Task Force to Study the Licensing and Monitoring of Community-Based Homes for Children
1996Speaker, Democratic Party National Convention
2009-President's Advisory Council, Stevenson University
2006-2007Maryland Veterans Caucus
1999-2007Maryland Green Caucus
1994-1995President, Young Democrats of Maryland
Maryland State Bar Association (Criminal Law and Practice Section, Family and Juvenile Law Section, Litigation Law Section, Solo and Small Firm Practice Section, Young Lawyers Section)
Baltimore County Bar Association
2009Legislative Achievement Award, Maryland State Bar Association
2008Certificate of Appreciation, Maryland Municipal League
2006Legislator of the Year, Maryland State Surgical Association
2005Legislator of the Year, American College of Emergency Medical Physicians
2005Legislator of the Year, Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of Maryland
1993-1994Recipient, Thomas J. Watson Foundation Fellowship (to create European equivalent of National Collegiate Athletic Association)
Biographical Information
Born, Davis, California, April 24, 1971
Baltimore County Public Schools, Pikesville High School, 1989
The Johns Hopkins University, B.A., Political Science, 1993 (Junior Year Abroad, The London School of Economic/American University of Brussels)
Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1998
Attorney, Law Office of Bobby A. Zirkin, 2008-2015
Zirkin and Schmerling Law, 2015 - present
Married two children

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