Ben (Ben) Barnes (D-21b)

State Delegate Ben Barnes

Ben (Ben) Barnes (D-21b)
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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
6909 Wake Forest Drive
College Park, MD 20740
Residence:College Park, MD

Committee Assignments

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.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2006    Next Election: 2022
DOB: 3/30/1975
Counties Representing
Anne Arundel
Prince George's