First District-DemocratsJames Ward MorrowDate of birth...

September 01, 1999

First District-Democrats

James Ward Morrow

Date of birth: Feb. 23, 1964

Jobs held: Assistant state's attorney, Baltimore City, 1990-present; Traffic Court, 1990-1991; Southeast District Court, 1991-1994; Misdemeanor Jury Trial Division, 1994-1996; Felony Narcotics Investigations and Jury Trial Division, 1996-present; cross-designated special assistant U.S. attorney, 1998-1999; judicial law clerk to Circuit Judge Mary Arabian, 1989-1990; law clerk to the Office of General Counsel, National Labor Relations Board, 1988; law clerk to the In-House Counsel, National Association of Letter Carriers, 1987; research assistant, Democratic Study Group, 1986; labor organizer, AFSCME Council 67, 1985; executive director, Baltimore Americans for Democratic Action, 1984-1985; Maryland director, Frontlash, a youth-labor, nonprofit voter registration/voter education project, 1984-1985; extra in four films in 1994; listed as an arbitrator with the Maryland Health Claims Arbitration panel, 1989-present; former page, intern and legislative aide, Maryland House of Delegates, 1982-1984.

Offices held: Executive board member, Maryland Democratic Central Committee 1985-1986; national board member, College Young Democrats of America, 1983-1985; national board member, Young Democrats of America, 1984-1986; member, Maryland Bar, 1989-present; Federal District Court for Maryland Bar, 1990-present; Federal Fourth Circuit Bar, 1997-present; U.S. Supreme Court Bar, 1999-present.

Volunteer activities: Vice president, South-East Community Organization; vice president, Highlandtown Community Association; board member, Southeast Development Inc.; chair, Joint SECO/SDI Housing Committee; also member of Baltimore City, Maryland State and American bar associations.

Democrats Carolyn Della, Kimberly Letke and Carlos Manuel Torres did not respond. Republican primary is uncontested.

2nd District-Democrats

Alphonso E. Barney

Date of birth: Feb. 16, 1970

Jobs held: East Baltimore Community Corp., case manager, intake specialist and recreation specialist (Mildred Monroe, Ft. Washington, Bocek Police Athletic League program), 1997-present; recreational coordinator, East Baltimore Community Corp., 1995-1997; recreational assistant, Cecil Kirk Recreational Center, 1987-present.

Offices held: Democratic State Central Committee, 1998-present.

Volunteer activities: Cecil Kirk Recreational Advisory Board; HEBCAC Youth Conference Committee; HEBCAC Hot Summer Night Committee; Eastside Democratic Organization; Al Barney Annual Holiday Food Drive.

Education: Northern University, Bachelor of Science in criminal justice.

Paula Johnson Branch

Date of birth: Feb. 22, 1949

Jobs held: Human Service Administrator, Department of Human Resources' Child Care Administration (CCA); deputy director of the CCA Office of Licensing, 1993-present; vice president/general manager, Baltimore Electronics Inc., 1988-1991; appointments secretary, Mayor Clarence "Du" Burns, 1987; director and founder, Berea Outreach Center, 1984-1987; assistant director, Kirk neighborhood mayor's office, 1981-1984; president/owner, Dee-Jay Bus Service, 1978-1981; vice president/owner, Bay Wood Products Inc. (manufactured work benches and storage sheds), 1981-1988; community organizer, Kirk neighborhood mayor's office, 1974-1978; staff sergeant, U.S. Army Reserves, 1974-1986.

Offices held: Baltimore City Council, 2nd District, 1991-present; Clinton delegate, Democratic National Convention, 1992; Democratic State Central Committee, 45th Legislative District, 1982-1994.

Volunteer activities: Represented the mayor and Baltimore in Kingston, Jamaica, to discuss community and economic development, 1998; member, Mt. Vernon Belvedere Community Association; board member, Baltimore Mental Health Systems; Maryland Community Kitchen (formerly Moveable Feast); Human Services Commission, Police Complaint Evaluation Board, Baltimore Interagency Coordinating Council of the Baltimore Infants and Toddlers Program; Adviser to Oliver Community Development Corporation; honorary board member, East Baltimore Community Corporation; former chairperson, East Baltimore Community Corporation, East Baltimore Medical Plan, Eastern District Police Community Relations Council; former board member, Johns Hopkins Health Plan; former member, Eastside Neighborhood Association; former chairperson, Berea Task Force; former regional PTA representative for Montebello Elementary School.

Education: Graduate, Eastern High School; college courses in business management; business and management-related certificates in strategic planning, managing for results, supervision, project management, Control Data Institute, small business management; Small Business Administration 8A certification.

William Norris Burgee

Date of birth: Feb. 16, 1951

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