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Senator William C. Smith, Jr.

District
20
County
Montgomery
Committee Assignment(s)
Judicial Proceedings Committee (Chair)
Executive Nominations Committee
Rules Committee
Annapolis Info
2 East Miller Senate Office Building
11 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone 410-841-3634 | 301-858-3634
Toll-free in MD 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3634
Fax 410-841-3166 | 301-858-3166
Interim Info
2 East Miller Senate Office Building
11 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone 410-841-3634 | 301-858-3634
Fax 410-841-3166 | 301-858-3166
Contact
will.smith@senate.state.md.us
Party
Democrat
Tenure
Member of the Maryland House of Delegates 2014-2016. Appointed to the Maryland Senate on December 13, 2016. Member of the Maryland Senate since December 21, 2016.
Current Assignments
2020 Chair, Judicial Proceedings Committee (Member, 2017; Vice Chair 2019)
2019 Executive Nominations Committee
2019 Legislative Policy Committee
2017 Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive, and Legislative Review (AELR)
2015 Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland
2015 Women Legislators of Maryland, Associate Member
2015 Maryland Legislative Latino Caucus, Associate Member
2015 Maryland Veterans Caucus (Senate Chair, 2017-2020 , Executive Committee, 2016)
Past Senate Service
Joint Committee on the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Critical Areas, 2017-2019.
Past House Service
Judiciary Committee, 2015-2016; Criminal Justice Subcommittee of the Judiciary Committee, 2015-2016; Family Law Subcommittee of the Judiciary Committee, 2015-2016; Legislative Policy Committee, 2019-2020; Death with Dignity Work Group, 2015.
Public Service
Maryland Military Installation Council, 2019-; Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission, 2019-; Maryland Sexual Assault Evidence Kit Policy and Funding Committee, 2019-2020; Task Force to Study Maryland's Criminal Gang Statutes, 2018-; Task Force to Study Erroneous Conviction and Imprisonment, 2017-2018; Child Support Guidelines Advisory Committee, 2017-; Director, Homeland Security Advisory Council, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (White House appointee), 2011-2013; Justice Reinvestment Workgroup, 2016-; Vice Chair, Washington Metro Area Committee, 2015-2016; Advisory Council on Determination of Impact of Regulations on Small Business, 2015-2016; Law Enforcement Officer's Bill of Rights Work Group, 2016; Board of Directors, IMPACT Silver Spring, 2013-; Board of Trustees, The Barrie School, 2012-2014; Board of Directors, The Gandhi Brigade, 2013-; The Victim Services Advisory Board of Montgomery County, Chairman, 2008-2012; NAACP, Montgomery County (Executive Committee - 2013), 2011-2013; Board of Directors, The GapBuster Learning Center, 2011-; Chair, The Community Development Block Grant Board of Montgomery County, 2008-2012.
Memberships
The Maryland Bar Association; The U.S. District of Maryland; The Montgomery County Bar Association; The Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association; The J. Franklyn Bourne Bar Association; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
Awards
National Defense Service Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Joint Meritorious Unit Award; Joint Service Achievement Medal; Thurgood Marshall Award (Public Service in the Law) William and Mary Law School; W. Taylor Reveley III Award (Citizen Lawyer Award), William and Mary Law School; William and Mary Law School Election Law Society Alumnus of the Year Award; Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility Leadership Award.
Biographical Information
Born, Silver Spring, Maryland, February 6, 1982; The Barrie School, 2000; The College of William and Mary, B.A., (government) 2004; Americorp Graduate, Project Change, 2005-06; The Johns Hopkins University, M.A., (government) 2006; Marshall Wythe Law School, College of William and Mary, J.D., 2009; National Intelligence University, M.S.S.I, Science of Strategic Intelligence, 2018; Intelligence officer, U.S. Naval Reserves, 2009-; Attorney; Associate, The Federal Practice Group, 2014-2016; Of Counsel, Solomon Law Firm, 2018-; Married; one child.
Last Updated: 7/9/2020 1:20 PM