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Personal Details

Talmadge Branch (b. January 30, 1956) is a Democratic member of the Maryland House of Delegates, representing District 45 and serving as majority whip. He was first elected to the chamber in 1994. Branch is running for re-election in the primary on June 26, 2018. The general election will take place on November 6, 2018.

Education

  • BA, Political Science, Salisbury State College, 1981
  • AA, Essex Community College, 1978

Professional Experience

  • BA, Political Science, Salisbury State College, 1981
  • AA, Essex Community College, 1978
  • Special Assistant, United States Representative Parren J. Mitchell, 1984-1987

Political Experience

  • BA, Political Science, Salisbury State College, 1981
  • AA, Essex Community College, 1978
  • Special Assistant, United States Representative Parren J. Mitchell, 1984-1987
  • Majority Whip, Maryland State House of Delegates, 2007-present
  • Delegate, Maryland State House of Delegates, District 44, 1994-present
  • Deputy Majority Whip, Maryland State House of Delegates, 1999-2002

Former Committees/Caucuses

Member, House Emergency Medical Services Work Group, 2009-present

Member, State Center Executive Committee, 2009-present

Member, Task Force to Study the State’s Retiree Health Insurance Liabilities, 2002-present

Member, Fiscal Subcommittee, Baltimore City Delegation

Member, Labor and Economic Development Committee, National Conference of State Legislators, 2007-present

Former Member, Subcommittee on Business Regulation, Maryland State House of Delegates

Member, Joint Committee on the Selection of the State Treasurer, Maryland State House of Delegates, 2011

Member, Appropriations Committee, Maryland State House of Delegates, 1995-2010

Member, Capital Budget Subcommittee, Maryland State House of Delegates, 1998-2010

Member, Infants and Toddlers Program, State Interagency Coordinating Committee, 2000-2010

Member, Oversight Committee on Pensions, Maryland State House of Delegates, 1999-2010

Member, Oversight Committee on Personnel, 2004-2010

Member, Transportation and the Environment Subcommittee, Maryland State House of Delegates, 2004-2010

Vice Chair, Appropriations Committee, Maryland State House of Delegates, 2003-2007

Member, Economic Development, Trade, and Cultural Affairs Committee, National Conference of State Legislators, 2005-2007

Member, Joint Committee on the Selection of the State Treasurer, Maryland State House of Delegates, 2007

Member, Joint Audit Committee, Maryland State House of Delegates, 2003-2006

Member, Joint Commission on the Maryland Port Administration, 2005-2006

Member, Task Force on Lending Equity within Financial Institutions Providing State Depository Services, 2005

Member, Health and Human Resources Subcommittee, Maryland State House of Delegates, 1995-2003

Vice Chair, Health and Human Resources Subcommittee, Maryland State House of Delegates, 2003

Member, Joint Committee on Children, Youth, and Families, Maryland State House of Delegates, 1999-2003

Vice Chair, Oversight Committee on Pensions, Maryland State House of Delegates, 1999-2003

Chair, Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland, 2000-2002

Member, Task Force to Study the State's Retiree Health Insurance Liabilities, Maryland State House of Delegates, 2002

Member, Judith P. Hoyer Blue Ribbon Commission on Early Child Care and Education, 2000-2001

Member, Economic Development Committee, Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland, 2000

Member, Ethics Committee, Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland, 2000

Member, Oversight Committee on Personnel, Maryland State House of Delegates, 1995-1999

Member, Partnership Policy Council on Block Grants, 1996-1998

Member, Special Committee on School Enrollment Management, Maryland State House of Delegates, 1996-1997

Current Legislative Committees

Member, Economic Matters

Member, Legislative Policy

Member, Rules and Executive Nominations

Chair, Subcommittee on Alcoholic Beverages

Member, Subcommittee on Public Utilities

Religious, Civic, and other Memberships

  • BA, Political Science, Salisbury State College, 1981
  • AA, Essex Community College, 1978
  • Special Assistant, United States Representative Parren J. Mitchell, 1984-1987
  • Majority Whip, Maryland State House of Delegates, 2007-present
  • Delegate, Maryland State House of Delegates, District 44, 1994-present
  • Deputy Majority Whip, Maryland State House of Delegates, 1999-2002
  • Member, Advisory Board, Institute for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement, Salisbury University, 2002-present
  • Member, America's Fund
  • Member, Eastside Democratic Organization
  • Member, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
  • Member, Commission on the Establishment of a Maryland Educators Service Memorial, 2013-2016
  • Vice-Chair, Executive Committee, Democratic State Central Committee, 2009-2011
  • Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention, 2000
  • Baltimore City Mayor’s Representative, Cecil Kirk Community, 1992-1993