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Kumar P. BarveDEMDemocrat Delegate, District 17
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Years of Age
24
Years of Experience
MDResidence (state)

Kumar Prabhakar Barve (Marathi: कुमार बर्वे; born September 8, 1958) is an American politician. He is a member of the Maryland House of Delegates, representing district 17 in Montgomery County, which includes the cities of Rockville and Gaithersburg. He was the first Indian-American to be elected to a state legislature in the United States. From 2002 to 2015, Barve served as Majority Leader of the House of Delegates. His legislative work has focused largely on protecting the environment, improving health care, and the promotion of the high-tech industry in Maryland. In 2015, he was appointed to chair the House Environment and Transportation Committee, which oversees transportion, the environment, agriculture, ethics, and housing and real property law. He sponsored both the 1995 Health Access Act that place limits on HMOs for the first time and legislation that created the Technology Development Corporation of Maryland. He unsuccessfully ran for Congress in 2016 in Maryland's 8th congressional district, losing the Democratic Primary to the eventual winner, State Senator Jamie Raskin.

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Campaign Funding

20
16
$595,348
Total Raised
$595,348
Total Spent
$6,737
Cash on Hand
Financial Data Source: Center for Responsive Politics
Education3 - 3 of 1
Georgetown University
BS Accounting
1976 - 1980
Past Positions1 - 5 of 5
Majority Leader
Maryland State House of Delegates
2003 - 2015
Chair
Montgomery County Delegation, Maryland State House of Delegates
1995 - 2002
Delegate
Maryland State House of Delegates
1990 - Current
Chief Financial Officer
EMSI
1993 - Current
Financial Analyst
SpaceCom
1981 - 1987
Other Experience1 - 50 of 50
Member
Transportation Committee, Montgomery County Delegation
2003 - 2007
Delegate
Democratic Party National Convention
2000
Vice-Chair
Montgomery County Delegation
1993 - 1995
Board Member
Maryland National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL)
Elected Delegate
Greenbelt Cooperative
Founding Board Member
Montgomery County Democratic Action Committee
Member
Maryland Citizen Action Coalition
Member
Montgomery County Delegation
Member
Land Use and Transportation Committee, Montgomery County Delegation, 2007-present
Member
Indian Cultural Coordinating Committee
Member
Washingtonian Towns Civic Association
Member
Gaithersburg and Upper Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce
Member
Sierra Club
Treasurer
Montgomery County Young Democrats
Treasurer
Maryland National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL)
Member
Joint Committee on the Selection of the State Treasurer, Maryland State House of Delegates
2003
Member
Joint Committee on the Selection of the State Treasurer, Maryland State House of Delegates
2011
Chair
Revenues Subcommittee, Maryland State House of Delegates
2007 - 2010
Member
Maryland Business Tax Reform Commission
2008 - 2010
Member
Joint Legislative Workgroup to Study State, County, and Municipal Fiscal Relationships, Maryland State House of Delegates
2009 - 2010
Member
Joint Technology Oversight Committee, Maryland State House of Delegates
2000 - 2009
Member
Climate Change Commission
2007 - Current
Member
Communications, Technology, and Interstate Commerce Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures
2005 - 2007
Member
Government Operations Subcommittee, Maryland State House of Delegates
2005 - 2006
Member
Health and Government Operations Committee, Maryland State House of Delegates
2005 - 2006
Member
Maryland Democratic Business Caucus
2005 - Current
Member
Insurance Subcommittee, Maryland State House of Delegates
2005 - 2006
Member
Agriculture, Agriculture Preservation, and Open Space Subcommittee
2003 - 2005
Member
Environment Subcommittee, Maryland State House of Delegates
2003 - 2005
Member
House Facilities Committee, Maryland State House of Delegates
1993 - 2005
Member
Wetlands and Waterways Funding Work Group
2004
Member
Special Committee on Higher Education Affordability and Accessibility
2003 - 2004
Member
Natural Resources Subcommittee, Maryland State House of Delegates
2003 - 2005
Member
Environmental Matters Committee, Maryland State House of Delegates
2003 - 2005
Chair
Science and Technology Subcommittee, Maryland State House of Delegates
1997 - 2003
House Chair
Joint Technology Oversight Committee, Maryland State House of Delegates
2000 - 2003
Member
Economic Matters Committee, Maryland State House of Delegates
1991 - 2003
Member
Workers' Compensation Subcommittee, Maryland State House of Delegates
1997 - 2003
Member
Joint Audit Committee, Maryland State House of Delegates
1995 - 2002
Member
Study Panel to Review Economic Development Financing Programs
1999
Member
Special Joint Committee on Competitive Taxation and Economic Development
1996 - 1997
Member
Task Force to Examine the Applicability of Manufacturing Laws to High-Technology Businesses
1997
Chair
Real Property Subcommittee, Maryland State House of Delegates
1995 - 1996
Member
Joint Oversight Committee on State Employees Health Insurance, Maryland State House of Delegates
1994
Member
Health Insurance Subcommittee, Maryland State House of Delegates
1994
Chair
Democratic Provisional Precinct, Precinct 9-01
Former Member
Subcommittee on Management, Maryland State House of Delegates
Former Member
Legislative Policy Committee, Maryland House of Delegates
Member
District 17 Caucus
Member
Communications, Financial Services and Interstate Commerce Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures, 2007-present