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[photo, Talmadge Branch, State Delegate] TALMADGE BRANCH
Democrat, District 45, Baltimore City

Member of House of Delegates since January 11, 1995. Majority Whip, 2007-. Member, Appropriations Committee, 1995- (vice-chair, 2003-07; oversight committee on personnel, 1995-99, 2004-; health & human resources subcommittee, 1995-2003, vice-chair, 2003; capital budget subcommittee, 1998-; oversight committee on pensions, 1999-, vice-chair, 1999-2003; transportation & the environment subcommittee, 2004-); Legislative Policy Committee, 2007-. Member, Special Joint Committee on Pensions, 2000-; Task Force to Study the State's Retiree Health Insurance Liabilities, 2002-; Rules and Executive Nominations Committee, 2003-; Spending Affordability Committee, 2003-. House Chair, Joint Committee on Welfare Reform, 2003- (member, 1996-). Member, Special Committee on School Enrollment Management, 1996-97. Deputy Majority Whip, 1999-2002. Member, Joint Committee on Children, Youth, and Families, 1999-2003; Joint Audit Committee, 2003-06; Joint Commission on the Maryland Port Administration, 2005-06; Joint Committee on the Selection of the State Treasurer, 2007; House Emergency Medical Services Work Group, 2009. Member, Fiscal Subcommittee, Baltimore City Delegation. Chair, Maryland Legislative Black Caucus, 2000-02 (member, economic development committee, 2000, ethics committee, 2000). Member, National Conference of State Legislatures (economic development, trade & cultural affairs committee, 2005-07; labor & economic development committee, 2007-).

Special assistant to U.S. Representative Parren J. Mitchell, 7th Congressional District, 1984-87. Baltimore City Mayor's representative to Cecil Kirk Community, 1992-93. Member, Partnership Policy Council on Block Grants, 1996-98; Judith P. Hoyer Blue Ribbon Commission on Early Child Care and Education, 2000-01; State Interagency Coordinating Committee (for Infants & Toddlers Program), 2000-; Advisory Board, Institute for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement, Salisbury University, 2002-; Task Force on Lending Equity within Financial Institutions Providing State Depository Services, 2005.

Born in North Hampton County, North Carolina, January 30, 1956. Attended Northern High School, Baltimore; Essex Community College, A.A., 1978; Salisbury State College, B.A. (liberal studies), 1980. Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention, 2000. Member, Eastside Democratic Organization; America's Fund; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Awards received from: Baltimore City Council, 1981; President, Baltimore City Council, 1985; State Senate, 1985; Maryland State Conference, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Mayor's Citation, Baltimore City. Named Young Democrat of the Year, Young Democrats of Maryland, 1985. Three children.

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