Annapolis, MD: The members of the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland (LBCM) voted to elect an Executive Board featuring Delegate Cheryl D. Glenn (Economic Matters) as Chair, Delegate Darryl Barnes (Ways and Means) as 1st Vice Chair, Delegate Edith J. Patterson (Ways and Means) as 2nd Vice Chair, Delegate Benjamin Brooks, Sr. (Economic Matters) as Treasurer, and Delegate Sheree Sample-Hughes (Health and Government Operations) as Secretary to lead the caucus for the next two years.
“The political necessity that spurred the foundation of the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland is still present today, with as much fervor — just a different form,” said Delegate Cheryl D. Glenn, Chair of the Legislative Black Caucus, when asked why she ran for Chair. The new Executive Board plans to go above and beyond what is expected of the Caucus. With an amplified focus on community outreach, the Black Caucus plans to bolster relationships with Black community leaders across the state to improve the quality of life for Black citizens.
“We are uniquely positioned to influence change and improve the quality of life of Black citizens no matter where they live. That’s exactly what we intend to do,” stated Delegate Darryl Barnes, 1st Vice Chair of the Legislative Black Caucus, when asked what was new this time around.
The Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland Inc. was established in 1970 to serve as a legislative body for the Black communities across the state of Maryland, advocating policies that promote Black progress. The Black Caucus drafts and sponsors legislation that improve the lives of Black Marylanders, while examining all bills and their impact on the Black communities around the state.