Member of House of Delegates since January 14, 2015. Deputy Majority Whip, 2017-. Member, Economic Matters Committee, 2015- (alcoholic beverages subcommittee, 2015-; property & casualty insurance subcommittee, 2015-). Member, Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland, 2015- (treasurer, 2016-18; 2nd vice-chair, 2018-); Maryland Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus, 2015-; Maryland Veterans Caucus, 2015-
Member, Task Force to Study Methods to Reduce the Rate of Uninsured Drivers, 2015; Task Force to Investigate the Challenges of and Opportunities for Minorities in Business, 2016-18; Maryland Small Business Retirement Savings Board, 2016-; Advisory Council on the Impact of Regulations on Small Businesses, 2017-.
Member, Board of License Commissioners, Baltimore County, 2011-13.
Born in Sumter, South Carolina, April 23, 1950. Attended Ebenezer High School, Sumter, South Carolina; South Carolina State University, B.S. (accounting), 1976. Served in U.S. Army, 1969-72 (accommodations medal; good conduct medal; national defense medal; vietnam service medal). Cost Accountant, Joseph E. Seagram and Sons, Inc., 1978-87 (junior accountant, 1976-78). Owner, B & R Brooks Professional Tax Service, 1987-. President, Brooks Family Investments, Inc., 2004-. Vice-President, S.A.W. Enterprises, Inc. Member, Baltimore County Democratic Central Committee, 2010- (past treasurer). Board of Directors, Sojourner Douglass College, 2012-. Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention, 2016. Treasurer, Edrich Manor Homeowners Association. Member, Post no. 202, American Legion; Greater Patapsco Community Association, Inc.; Liberty Road Business Association, Inc. Member, St. Gabriel Roman Catholic Church, Windsor Mill, Maryland. Married; three children.