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.
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