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[photo, Emmett C. Burns, Jr., State Delegate] EMMETT C. BURNS, JR.
Democrat, District 10, Baltimore County

Member of House of Delegates since January 11, 1995. Deputy Majority Whip, 2003-. Member, Economic Matters Committee, 2003- (corporations work group, 2003-06; property & casualty insurance subcommittee, 2003-; unemployment insurance subcommittee, 2003-; business regulation subcommittee, 2007-); Special Committee on Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 1995-; Joint Committee on Federal Relations, 1999-. Member, Judiciary Committee, 1995-2003 (civil law & procedure subcommittee, 1995-2003). Member, Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland (formerly Maryland Legislative Black Caucus), 1995- (chaplain, 1995-2002, 2008-; chair, ethics committee, 2000; vice-chair, civil rights committee, 2000-; member, redistricting committee, 2000-). Member, National Black Caucus of State Legislators (financial services standing committee; vice-chair, committee on international affairs); National Conference of State Legislatures (communications, financial services & interstate commerce committee, 2007-).

Member, Governor's Commission on Adoption, 1995; Governor's Task Force on African-American Entrepreneurship in Baltimore City, 1996-99; Task Force to Study the Effects of Cult Activities on Public Senior Higher Education Institutions, 1999; Task Force to Study the History and Legacy of Slavery in Maryland, 1999; Commission to Coordinate the Study, Commemoration, and Impact of Slavery's History and Legacy in Maryland, 2000-.

Born in Jackson, Mississippi, August 26, 1940. Jackson State University, B.S., 1962; Virginia Union University, M.Div., 1968; Presbyterian School of Christian Education, M.R.E., 1969; University of Pittsburgh, Ph.D., 1974. Served in U.S. Air Force, 1975-78 (captain). Minister. Chair, Baltimore Safe Schools Committee, 1991-. Chair, Social Action Committee, United Baptist Convention of Maryland. Member, National Baptist Convention, U.S.A., Inc.; Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. Married; three sons.

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