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[photo, Robert A. Zirkin, State Senator] ROBERT A. (BOBBY) ZIRKIN
Democrat, District 11, Baltimore County



Member of Senate since January 10, 2007. Member, Budget and Taxation Committee, 2007- (public safety, transportation & environment subcommittee, 2008-); Joint Committee on Children, Youth, and Families, 2007-; Joint Subcommittee on Program Open Space and Agricultural Land Preservation, 2007-; Special Committee on Substance Abuse, 2007-; Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review, 2009-. Member, Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee, 2007 (environment subcommittee, 2007; ethics & election law subcommittee, 2007; special committee on renewables & clean energy, 2007).

Member of House of Delegates, January 13, 1999 to January 10, 2007. Member, Judiciary Committee, 1999-2007 (gaming law & enforcement subcommittee, 1999-2001; criminal justice subcommittee, 2000-03; juvenile services work group, 2005-07; chair, juvenile law subcommittee, 2003-07). Chair, Education Subcommittee of Baltimore County Delegation, 2005-07. Member, Maryland Green Caucus, 1999-2007; Maryland Veterans Caucus, 2006-07.

Member, Task Force to Study the Licensing and Monitoring of Community-Based Homes for Children, 2000-01; Task Force to Study Alternative Living Arrangements for Children in Out-of-Home Placement, 2003-04; Task Force to Study the Mentoring and Monitoring of Children in the Custody of or under the Supervision of the Department of Juvenile Services, 2003-04; Drug Treatment Court Commission, 2003-06. Chair, Task Force to Study Group-Home Education and Placement Practices, 2007-08. Member, State Advisory Board for Juvenile Services, 2007-; Foster Care Court-Improvement Implementation Committee, 2007-.

Born in Davis, California, April 24, 1971. Attended Baltimore County public schools; Pikesville High School; London School of Economics, American University of Brussels, 1992; The Johns Hopkins University, B.A. (political science), 1993; Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1998. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 2000. Attorney, Law Office of Bobby A. Zirkin, 2008-. Member, Maryland State Bar Association (criminal law & practice section; family & juvenile law section; litigation law section; solo & small firm practice section; young lawyers section); Baltimore County Bar Association. Recipient, Thomas J. Watson Foundation Fellowship, 1993-94, to create European equivalent of National Collegiate Athletic Association. President, Young Democrats of Maryland, 1994-95. Speaker, Democratic Party National Convention, 1996. President's Advisory Council, Stevenson University, 2009-. Legislator of the Year, American College of Emergency Medical Physicians, 2005. Legislator of the Year, Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of Maryland, 2005. Legislator of the Year, Maryland State Surgical Association, 2006. Legislative Achievement Award, Maryland State Bar Association, 2009. Married; one child.

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