[photo, William C. Smith, Jr., Maryland State Senator] WILLIAM C. (WILL) SMITH, JR.
Democrat, District 20, Montgomery County

Member of Senate since December 21, 2016. Member, Judicial Proceedings Committee, 2016-; Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review, 2017-; Joint Committee on the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Critical Area, 2017-. Member, Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland, 2015-; Women Legislators of Maryland, 2015-. Associate member, Maryland Legislative Latino Caucus, 2015-. Senate Chair, Maryland Veterans Caucus, 2017- (member, 2015-; executive committee, 2016; co-chair, 2017);

Member, Task Force to Study Erroneous Conviction and Imprisonment, 2017-.

Member of House of Delegates, January 14, 2015 to December 21, 2016. Member, Judiciary Committee, 2015-16 (criminal justice subcommittee, 2015-16; family law subcommittee, 2015-16); Death with Dignity Work Group, 2015. Vice-Chair, Washington Metro Area Committee, Montgomery County Delegation, 2015-16.

Member, Advisory Council on the Impact of Regulations on Small Businesses, 2015-16.

Chair, Community Development Block Grant Board, Montgomery County, 2004-08. Chair, Victim Services Advisory Board, Montgomery County, 2008-12.

Director, Homeland Security Advisory Council, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, 2011-13.

Born in Silver Spring, Maryland, February 6, 1982. Attended The Barrie School, Silver Spring, Maryland; College of William and Mary, B.A. (government), 2004. AmeriCorps graduate, Project Change, 2005-06. The Johns Hopkins University, M.A. (government), 2006; Marshall Wythe Law School, College of William and Mary, J.D., 2009. Intelligence officer, U.S. Naval Reserve, 2009- (national defense service medal; global war on terrorism service medal; joint meritorious unit award; joint service achievement award, 2015). Admitted to Maryland Bar. Attorney. Associate, The Federal Practice Group, 2014-. Member, Maryland State Bar Association; Montgomery County Bar Association; J. Franklyn Bourne Bar Association; Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association. Board of Trustees, The Barrie School, 2011-. Board of Directors, The Gandhi Brigade, 2011-; The GapBuster Learning Center, 2012-; Impact Silver Spring. Founder and Chair, Youth Achieve, Inc., 2005-. Leadership Montgomery, 2012. Executive Committee, Montgomery County Branch, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), 2013 (2nd vice-president, 2011-13). Thurgood Marshall Award (public service in the law), Marshall Wythe Law School, College of William and Mary, 2009. Leadership Award, Foundation for Alcohol Responsibility, 2015. Taylor Revely Award, Marshall Wythe Law School, College of William and Mary, 2015.

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