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Senator Benjamin Brooks

Brooks, Benjamin
District
10
County
Baltimore
Committee Assignment(s)
Education, Energy, and the Environment Committee
Annapolis Info
303 James Senate Office Building
11 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone 410-841-3606 | 301-858-3606
Toll-free in MD 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3606
Interim Info
303 James Senate Office Building
11 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone 410-841-3606 | 301-858-3606
Contact
benjamin.brooks@senate.state.md.us
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Party
Democrat
District 10
Brooks, Benjamin
Tenure
Elected to the Maryland Senate in November 2022. Member of the Senate since January 11, 2023. Member of the Maryland House of Delegates, 2015-2023.
Current Assignments
2023 Committee on Education, Energy, and the Environment
2023 Energy Subcommittee of the Committee on Education, Energy and the Environment
2023 Joint Committee on Program Open Space & Agricultural Land Preservation
2023 Senate Chair, Joint Electric Universal Service Program (EUSP) Workgroup
2015 Legislative Black Caucus (1st vice-chair, 2019-20; 2nd Vice-Chair, 2018-19; treasurer, 2016-22)
2023 Executive Board Member, Maryland Veteran's Caucus (House Member 2015-2022)
Past House Service 2015-2023
Chief Deputy Majority Whip, 2010-2023; Deputy Majority Whip, 2017-2019; Economic Matters Committee, 2015-2023; Chair, Public Utilities Subcommittee of the Economic Matters Committee, 2019-2023; Property and Casualty Insurance Subcommittee of the Economic Matters Committee, 2015-2019; Task Force to reduce the Rate of Uninsured Drivers, 2015; House Chair, Joint Electric Universal Service Program (EUSP) Workgroup, 2020-2021.
Public Service
Maryland 250 Commission, 2023-; Task Force to Study Solar Incentives, 2023-; Virginia I. Jones Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias Council, 2023-; Solar Photovoltaic Systems Recovery, Reuse, and Recycling Working Group, 2023-; Advisory Council on the Impact of Regulations on Small Business, 2017-2021; Task Force to Investigate the Challenges of and Opportunities for Minorities in Business, 2016-2018; Maryland Small Business Retirement Savings Board, 2016-2022.
Memberships
Edrich Manor Homeowners Association; Northern Cove Property Owners Association, Inc.; South Carolina State University Alumni Association; Greater Baltimore Chapter; The Liberty Road Business Association, Inc.; American Legion Post 202; Board of Directors; Sojourner Douglass College, 2012-; St. Gabriel Roman Catholic Church, Windsor Mill, Maryland.
Biographical Information
Born in Sumter, South Carolina, April 23, 1950; Attended Ebenezer High School, Sumter, South Carolina; South Carolina State University, B.S., Accounting, 1976; U.S. Army, 1969-1972 (Accommodations Medal; Good Conduct Medal; National Defense Medal; Vietnam Service Medal); Cost Accountant, Joseph E. Seagram and Sons, Inc. 1978-1987 (Junior Accountant, 1976-1978); Owner, B&R Brooks Professional Tax Service, 1987-; President, Brooks Family Investments, Inc. 2004 -; Member, Board of Licednse Commissioners, Baltimore County, 2011-2013; Vice-President, S.A.W. Enterprises, Inc.; Married; three children.
Last Updated: 2/23/2024 11:12 AM
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