Emmett Burns

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Democratic Maryland

State House (Maryland 10)

Family: Married: Earlean; 3 Children: Emmett III, Engel, Evers

Born: 08/26/1940 Jackson, MS

Home: Baltimore, Maryland

Religion: Baptist

Education: PhD, University of Pittsburgh, 1974 MDiv, Virginia Union University, 1969 MCE, Presbyterian School of Christian Education, 1968 BS, Jackson State University, 1962

Profession: Pastor, Rising Sun First Baptist Church, 1984-present Director, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, 1978-1991 Professor, University of Maryland, Ecumenical Institute of Theology, 1982-1984 Captain, United States Air Force, 1975-1978 Minister

Political: Deputy Majority Whip, Maryland State House of Delegates, 2003-present Delegate, Maryland State House of Delegates, 1994-present

Congressional Membership: Commission to Coordinate the Study, Commemoration, and Impact of Slavery's History and Legacy in Maryland, 2000-present Chair, Baltimore Safe Schools Committee, 1991-present 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 Governor's Task Force on African-American Entrepreneurship in Baltimore City, 1996-1999 Member, Governor's Commission on Adoption, 1995 Member, National Black Caucus of State Legislators

Organization Membership: Chair, Baltimore Safe Schools Committee, 1991-present Member, National Baptist Convention of the United States of America Member, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Chair, United Baptist Convention of Maryland, Social Action Committee


Economic Matters

Federal Relations

Special Committee on Drug and Alcohol Abuse

Subcommittee on Business Regulation

Subcommittee on Property and Casualty Insurance

Subcommittee on Unemployment Insurance


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