Ben (Ben) Barnes (D-SH21B)
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Capitol: 800.492.7122
FAX: 410.841.3346
District: 410.841.3046
Delegate
Room 151 Lowe House Office Building 6 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401-1912

District Office:
6909 Wake Forest Drive
College Park, MD 20740
Elected: 2006    Next Election: 2022
DOB: 3/30/1975
Committee Assignments
ChairmanSubcommittee on Capital Budget
ChairmanSubcommittee on Education and Economic Development
MemberHouse Special Committee on Drug and Alcohol Abuse
MemberHouse Committee on Appropriations
MemberHouse Committee on Rules and Executive Nominations
MemberJoint Committee on Spending Affordability
Counties Representing
Anne Arundel / Prince George's

Bio

First elected to the Maryland House of Delegates, 2006. Member of the House since 2007.Current Assignments2013- Chief Deputy Majority Whip 2015Appropriations Committee 2021Chair, Capital Budget Subcommittee of the Appropriations Committee (Member 2015, Vice-Chair, 2019) 2019Chair, Education and Economic Development Subcommittee of the Appropriations Committee (Vice Chair 2015-2019) 2015Oversight Committee on Pensions of the Appropriations Committee (Chair 2019, Vice Chair, 2020) 2020Spending Affordability Committee (House Chair, 2017-2019) 2015Joint Committee on Pensions (Chair 2020) 2007- Special Committee on Drug and Alcohol Abuse 2019Maryland Legislative Latino Caucus, Associate Member Past House Service Economic Matters Committee, 2011-2015; Workers' Compensation Subcommittee of the Economic Matters Committee, 2012-2015; Banking, Economic Development, Science, and Technology Subcommittee of the Economic Matters Committ, 2011-2015; Public Utilities Subcommittee of the Economic Matters Committee, 2011-2015; Judiciary Committee, 2007-2011; Civil Law and Procedure Subcommittee of the Judiciary Committee, 2007-2011; Commission on Maryland Retirement Security and Savings, 2015-2016. Public Service Objective Criteria Committee, State Retirement and Pension System, 2018-; Prince George's County Surcharge Exemptions for Projects Near Transit Properties Workgroup, 2017-; Task Force to Study Exemptions from Higher Education Ethics Requirements and Procurement Rules to Facilitate Technology Transfer, 2015-2016; Clean Energy Technical Education Task Force, 2013-2014; Vice Chair, Maryland-National Capital Parks & Planning Commission Committee, Prince George's County Delegation, 2012; Law Enforcement and State-Appointed Boards Committee, Prince George's County Delegation, 2011, 2007-2008; Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission Committee, Prince George's County Delegation, 2008-2010; Board of Directors, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, 2008-2010; Task Force to Study Locations in Prince George's County Best Suited for Use by State Agencies, 2008-2009; Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention, 2008. Memberships College Park Education Advisory Committee, 2003-2005; Vice Chair, Prince George's County Democratic Central Committee, 2003-2004; Prince George's County Democratic Central Committee, 2001-2004; Executive Committee, Young Democrats of Maryland, 2002-2003; Maryland State Bar Association (Litigation Law Section of the Maryland State Bar Association; Young Lawyers Section of the Maryland State Bar Association); Prince George's County Bar Association. Awards Award of Special Recognition, Maryland Legal Services Corporation, 2017. Biographical Information Born, Peoria, Illinois, March 30, 1975; Eleanor Roosevelt High School, Greenbelt, 1993; University of North Carolina at Greensboro, B.A., Economics and Political Science, 1998; University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., 2003; Field Coordinator, Development Department, People for the American Way, 1999-2000; Legislative Aide to Maryland Senate President, 2000-04; Law Clerk to Judge James J. Lombardi, Prince George's County Circuit Court, 7th Judicial Circuit, 2004-05; Attorney, Law Offices of Donna L. Crary, P.A., 2005-2011; Partner, Hall, Butler, Macleay & Barnes, LLC., 2011 -; Married.