[photo, State Senator Ralph M. Hughes] RALPH M. HUGHES, Democrat, District 40, Baltimore City.

Member of Senate since 1991. Member, Judicial Proceedings Committee, 1991-; Article 27 (crimes & punishments) Revision Committee; Chair, Special Committee on Substance Abuse, 2001- . Member, Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics, 1995. Senate Chair, Joint Committee on Investigation, 1995. Member, Joint Committee on Federal Relations, 1995-99. Vice-Chair, Baltimore City Delegation. Member, Maryland Legislative Black Caucus (chair, crime & safety committee, 2000; member, law & justice committee, 2000-, redistricting committee, 2000-; drug treatment committee, 2001-).

Staff to Commission to Revise the Annotated Code of Maryland, 1973-82; legislative analyst to General Assembly; liaison to Maryland Commission on Criminal Law.

Member, House of Delegates, 1983-90, representing District 40 (Baltimore City). Member, Judiciary Committee, 1983-90. House Chair, Joint Committee on Judges of the Orphans' Court, 1989.

Member, Commission on the Future of Maryland Courts, 1995-97; Commission on Juvenile Justice Jurisdiction, 1998-2001; Anti-Terrorism Work Group, 2001-02; Drug and Alcohol Council, 2002-. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, April 17, 1948. Attended Baltimore City College; Morgan State College, B.A., 1970; Howard University School of Law, J.D., 1973; The Johns Hopkins University, M.A.S. Full time legislator. Member, Monumental Bar Association. Life member, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP); Lillie Carroll Jackson Museum. Board of Directors, Foster Grandparents Program; St. Frances Academy Creative Arts Center. President, Greater Mondawmin Coordinating Council and Mondawmin Transpac. Legislative consultant, Ruxton Concerned Neighbors and Ash-Co-East. Chair, Panway Sanitation Committee; member, Braddish Avenue Neighborhood Association. Member, Morgan State University and Howard University Alumni Associations. Producer, The Graduates, WEAA-FM, Morgan State University Radio. Recipient, numerous citations, awards. Member, Mount Hope Baptist Church. Married.

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