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Delegate
Benjamin Brooks

Baltimore County District 10

Windsor Mill • Randallstown • Owings Mills • Reisterstown

Benjamin T. Brooks, Sr., a Vietnam veteran, is a member of the House of Delegates, serving the 10th Legislative District of Baltimore County. Delegate Brooks is a member of the House Economic Matters Committee, Alcoholic Beverages Subcommittee, Chair of the Public Utilities Subcommittee, and Chief Deputy Majority

Whip. He also serves as Vice-Chair of the Baltimore County House Delegation, Treasurer of the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland, Inc., and Member of the Democratic and Veterans Caucuses.

 

Delegate Brooks was the founder and former president of B&R Brooks Professional Tax Services, P.A., which provided accounting, payroll, and income tax services to small businesses, non-profit organizations, and the public at large. He currently resides in Woodstock, Maryland with his wife, Theresa, a retired Catholic school principal. They have three children and eight grandchildren.

EDUCATION

Maryland schools used to consistently rank number one in the nation. Now, we are ranked 6th. Investment in our children and their education is the best way to invest in our future. When they succeed, we will succeed.

 

In my first term as District 10 state delegate, I worked with colleagues to improve schools through measures such as reforming how school construction decisions are made and banning the use of suspension with younger students (pre-K through 2nd grade).

 

While we made strides towards improving our schools, we have more work to do. In order to get our schools back to number one, we need to invest in our educators, facilities, and programs.

ECONOMIC GROWTH

As a small business owner in Baltimore County, I know that quality of life begins with economic prosperity. Much of economic growth depends on private enterprise but there are many policies and initiatives we can pursue on a state level to assure an environment where businesses can prosper and create jobs.

In my position on the Economic Matters Committee, I have worked hard to balance the needs of employees and workers with that of businesses and growing industries. To be a competitive economy, Maryland does not only need job growth and economic development, but also living wages, equal access to jobs, and a diverse, well-trained workforce. This requires investment in pipelines and infrastructure.

ENVIRONMENT

​​Our environment is our best resource and must be protected for generations to come. During my first term in the House of Delegates, I have worked hard to find dynamic solutions to issues that impact natural resources, including pollution, energy production, and conversation.

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