Joanne Benson

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Democratic Maryland

State Senate (Maryland 24)

Born: 03/11/1941 Roanoake, VA

Home: Landover, Maryland

Religion: Methodist

Education: MA, Curriculum Instruction, Catholic University of America, 1972 BS, Education, Bowie State College, 1961 Attended, George Washington University

Profession: Staff Administrator, Prince George's Public School System

Political: Delegate, Maryland State House of Delegates, 1990-present Deputy Majority Leader, Maryland State House of Delegates, 1999-2001 Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention, 1996

Congressional Membership: Maryland Veterans Caucus, 2005-present Treasurer, Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland, 2004-present Maryland Commission on Disabilities, 2004-present Maryland Bicycle and Pedestrian Caucus, 2003-present Member, Women Legislators of Maryland, 1991-present Task Force to Study Repealing the Disenfranchisement of Convicted Felons in Maryland, 2001 Member, Task Force to Study the History and Legacy of Slavery in Maryland, 1999 Maryland Legislative Black Caucus

Organization Membership: Black Democratic Council Coalition of 100 Black Women Coalition of Economic Development Member, Ebenezer African Methodist Episcopal Church Chair, Faculty Advisory Council Maryland State Teachers Association National Education Association Prince George's Bargaining Council Prince George's County Educators Association


Access to Mental Health Services

Children, Youth, Families

Health and Government Operations


Subcommittee on Government Operations

Subcommittee on Minority Health Disparities


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