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Senator Benjamin Brooks

Brooks, Benjamin
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
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District 10
Brooks, Benjamin
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
Co-Chair, Financial Education and Capability Commission, 2024-; Commission to Study African American Civil War Soldiers, 2024-; 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.
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 License Commissioners, Baltimore County, 2011-2013; Vice-President, S.A.W. Enterprises, Inc.; Married; three children.
Last Updated: 7/12/2024 1:40 PM
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