COMMITTEE MEMBERS – BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
George Beall — Partner, Hogan & Hartson; U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland (1970-1975); resident of Baltimore County.
Stephen H. Sachs — Of Counsel, Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale and Dorr; U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland (1967-1970); Maryland Attorney General (1979-1987); resident of Baltimore City.
Sherrilyn A. Ifill — Professor of Law, University of Maryland School of Law; member, National Ad Hoc Advisory Committee on Judicial Campaign Conduct; resident of Baltimore City.
Marcellus Alexander, Jr. — Executive Vice President, National Association of Broadcasters’ (NAB) Television Department; former General Manager, WJZ-TV; resident of Montgomery County.
Rebecca Saybolt Bainum — Managing Director, Clinical Law Program, University of Maryland School of Law; Staff Associate, Maryland Judicial Campaign Conduct Committee (2006 – 2007); Research Director and Legal Projects Manager, The Women’s Law Center of Maryland (2001-2006), Legal Counsel, Massachusetts State Senate (1995-1997); resident of Baltimore City.
P. Tyson Bennett — Managing partner, Reese and Carney, LLP (Annapolis); Adjunct Professor (School Law and Disability Law), Johns Hopkins University; resident of Anne Arundel County.
Gilbert Holmes — Professor, University of Baltimore School of Law; former Dean, University of Baltimore School of Law (2001 – 2007); former faculty member, Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, Southern Methodist Law School, and Seton Hall University Law School; resident of Howard County.
Harry R. Hughes — Governor of Maryland (1979– 1987); Maryland Senate (1959-1970); Maryland House of Delegates (1955-1959); resident of Caroline County.
Donald Hutchinson — Interim President and CEO, Maryland Zoo in Baltimore; former President and CEO, SunTrust Bank, Maryland; former President, Greater Baltimore Committee; County Executive, Baltimore County (1978-1986); Maryland State Senate (1974-1978); Maryland House of Delegates (1969-1974); resident of Baltimore County.
Christopher Kehoe — Partner, Ewing, Dietz, Fountain & Kehoe (Easton); Town Attorney, Town of Easton; resident of Talbot County.
Helen Koss — Maryland House of Delegates (1971– 1987); President, League of Women Voters of Maryland (1963-1967); resident of Montgomery County.
Mark G. Loeb — Rabbi, Beth El Congregation in Baltimore; Past Chair, Board of Trustees, Baltimore Hebrew University (1999-2002); resident of Baltimore County.
Eugene M. Lerner — Associate Judge, Anne Arundel County Circuit Court, 5th Judicial Circuit, (1979-2001); resident of Anne Arundel County.
C. James Lowthers — President, United Food and Commercial Workers Union, Local 400 (headquarters- Prince George’s County); resident of Anne Arundel County.
Timothy Maloney — Partner, Joseph, Greenwald & Laake (Greenbelt); Member, Maryland House of Delegates (1979-1995) representing Prince George’s County; resident of Montgomery County.
A. Dwight Pettit — Principal, A. Dwight Pettit, P.A.; Member, Board of Regents of the University System of Maryland; President, Monumental Bar Association (1976-1978); resident of Baltimore City.
Linda Pierson — President, League of Women Voters of Maryland; member, Attorney Grievance Commission (2001-present); resident of Baltimore City.
Roger Perkins — Principal, the Law Offices of Roger A. Perkins (Annapolis); Assistant City Attorney, City of Annapolis (1980 – 1982); resident of Anne Arundel County.
Donald B. Robertson — Partner, Ross, Marsh & Foster; Maryland House of Delegates (1970-1989), Speaker Pro Tem(1987-1989),Majority Leader (1979-1987); resident of Montgomery County.
Carmen Shepard — Counsel, Buc & Beardsley (Washington, D.C.); Deputy Attorney General, Office of the Maryland Attorney General (1996-2002); resident of Washington, D.C.
Stuart O. Simms — Partner, Brown, Goldstein, and Levy; Secretary Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (1997 – 2003); Secretary, Maryland Department of Juvenile Services (1995 – 1997); Baltimore State’s Attorney (1987 – 1995); resident of Baltimore City.
Kenneth Thompson — Partner, DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Carey; Chairman, Judicial Nominating Commission for Baltimore City; resident of Baltimore City.
Christopher West — Principal, Semmes, Bowen & Semmes; Former counsel, Republican Party of Maryland; resident of Baltimore County.
Elizabeth Hirshfield Moss — Senior Staff Analyst, Department of Legislative Services, Maryland General Assembly (2003 – 2007); Associate, Weinberg & Schwartz (2000 – 2003); resident of Howard County.