Joanne C. Benson
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Joanne C. Benson

Democrat

State Senator, District 24

Maryland
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Joanne C. Benson

State Senator, District 24
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Joanne Claybon Benson (born March 11, 1941) is an American politician who represents district 24 in the Maryland State Senate.

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Experience

Education

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Catholic University of America
MA Curriculum Instruction
1974
Bowie State College
BS Education
1962
George Washington University
Attended

Past Positions

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Deputy Majority Leader
Maryland State Senate
2020 - Current
Member
Maryland Medicaid Advisory Committee
2017 - 2019
Assistant Deputy Majority Leader
Maryland State Senate
2016 - 2018
Senator
Maryland State Senate
2011 - Current
Delegate
Maryland State House of Delegates
1990 - 2010
Deputy Majority Leader
Maryland State House of Delegates
1999 - 2001
School Administrator
Prince George's Public School System
Principal
Prince George's Public School System
Staff Administrator
Prince George's Public School System

Other Experience

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Member
Governor's Workforce Development Board
2020 - Current
Member
Maryland State council on Cancer Control
2019 - Current
Member
Prince George's Country - Affordable housing Commission
2018 - Current
Member
Task Force to Study Locating Businesses in Libraries in Prince George's County
2013 - Current
Member
Task Force to Study the Establishment of a Deaf Culture Digital Library
2012 - 2013
Member
Task Force on the Establishment of a Statewide Spay/Neuter Fund
2011 - 2013
Member
Legislative Committee, Women Legislators of Maryland
2011 - Current
Member
Metropolitan Washington Air Quality Committee
2011 - Current
Member
Task Force to Study the Impact of Adjunct Faculty on Graduation Rates at Historically Black Institutions
2011 - Current
House Chair
Joint Committee on Access to Mental Health Services
2005 - 2011
Member
Maryland Commission on Disabilities
2004 - 2011
Member
Maryland School-Based Health Care Policy Advisory Council
2007 - 2011
Member
Maryland Commission on Disabilities
2004 - 2011
Treasurer
Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland
2004 - 2010
Member
Maryland Bicycle and Pedestrian Caucus
2003 - Current
Member
Task Force to Study Repealing the Disenfranchisement of Convicted Felons in Maryland
2001
Member
Task Force to Study the History and Legacy of Slavery in Maryland
1999
Delegate
Democratic Party National Convention
1996
Member
Women Legislators of Maryland
1991 - Current
Honorary Life Member
Girl Scouts of America
1980 - Current
Member
Maryland State Teachers Association
Member
National Education Association
Chair
Faculty Advisory Council
Former Member
Prince George’s County Delegation, Maryland State House of Delegates
Member
Coalition of Economic Development
Member
First Baptist Church of Glenarden
Member
Negotiations Team, Prince George's County Educators Association
Member
Black Democratic Council
Member
Prince George's Bargaining Council
Member
Ebenezer African Methodist Episcopal Church
Member
Coalition of 100 Black Women
Former Chair
State Government and Procurement Subcommittee, Maryland State House of Delegates
Former Chair
State Government and Civil Rights Subcommittee, Maryland State House of Delegates
Former Chair
Law Enforcement and State-Appointed Boards Committee, Maryland State House of Delegates
Former Co-Chair
Joint Committee on Protocol, Maryland State Senate
Former Member
Health Occupations Subcommittee, Maryland State House of Delegates
Former Member
Government Operations Subcommittee, Maryland State House of Delegates
Former Member
Environmental Matters Committee, Maryland State House of Delegates
Former Member
Standing Committee on Reapportionment and Redistricting, Maryland State Senate
Former Member
Rules and Executive Nominations Committee, Maryland State House of Delegates
Former Member
Constitutional and Administrative Law Committee, Maryland State House of Delegates
Former Member
Insurance Subcommittee, Maryland State House of Delegates
Former Member
Protocol Committee, Maryland State Senate
Former Member
Procurement Subcommittee, Maryland State House of Delegates
Former Member
Subcommittee on Health, Maryland State Senate
Former Member
Minority Health Disparities Subcommittee, Maryland State Senate
Former Member
Workgroup on the Maryland Open Transportation Investment Decision Act, Maryland State Senate
Former Member
Public Health Subcommittee, Maryland State House of Delegates
Former Member
Pharmaceuticals Subcommittee, Maryland State House of Delegates
Former Member
Long-Term Care Subcommittee, Maryland State House of Delegates
Former Member
Joint Committee on Children, Youth, and Families, Maryland State House of Delegates
Former Member
Health and Government Operations Committee, Maryland State House of Delegates
Former Member
Commerce and Government Matters Committee, Maryland State House of Delegates
Former Vice Chair
Commerce and Government Matters Committee, Maryland State House of Delegates