Position: Chairman of the appropriations committee in Maryland’s House of Delegates; a fifth-term Democrat representing Baltimore.
Education: Morgan State University, Baltimore, B.S. in mathematics; University of Wisconsin-Madison, M.S. in mathematics. Doctoral work at University of Maryland, College Park.
Other career posts: Currently serves as assistant to the president of Baltimore City Community College. Represents Maryland on the Steering Committee of the Education Commission of the States. Served as education chairman of the Maryland Legislative Black Caucus. A former math professor.
Personal: Married, with three grown children.