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Quick Facts
Personal Details

Tony Bridges (Democrat) is a member of the Maryland House of Delegates, representing District 41. Bridges was elected to the office on November 6, 2018.

Education

  • Certificate, Strategic Public Relations and Integrated Communications, Towson University, 2001-2002
  • BS, Mass Communications, Frostburg State University, 1996-2000

Professional Experience

  • Certificate, Strategic Public Relations and Integrated Communications, Towson University, 2001-2002
  • BS, Mass Communications, Frostburg State University, 1996-2000
  • Former Executive Director, Baltimore Mayor's Office of Neighborhoods and Constituent Services
  • Former Director of Community Affairs in East Baltimore, Johns Hopkins Institutions
  • Former Chief of Staff, Maryland Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives (GOCI)
  • Former Chief of Staff, Maryland Transit Administration (MTA)
  • Former Deputy Director of the Neighborhoods Office and as Neighborhood Liaison for West and Northwest Baltimore, Mayor's Office of Baltimore
  • Former Director of Human Services and Operations, Park Heights Renaissance
  • Former Senior Advisor, Secretary of the Maryland Department of Transportation

Political Experience

  • Certificate, Strategic Public Relations and Integrated Communications, Towson University, 2001-2002
  • BS, Mass Communications, Frostburg State University, 1996-2000
  • Former Executive Director, Baltimore Mayor's Office of Neighborhoods and Constituent Services
  • Former Director of Community Affairs in East Baltimore, Johns Hopkins Institutions
  • Former Chief of Staff, Maryland Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives (GOCI)
  • Former Chief of Staff, Maryland Transit Administration (MTA)
  • Former Deputy Director of the Neighborhoods Office and as Neighborhood Liaison for West and Northwest Baltimore, Mayor's Office of Baltimore
  • Former Director of Human Services and Operations, Park Heights Renaissance
  • Former Senior Advisor, Secretary of the Maryland Department of Transportation
  • Delegate, Maryland State House of Delegates, District 41, 2019-present
  • Candidate, Maryland State House of Delegates, District 41, 2018

Current Legislative Committees

Member, Environment and Transportation

Member, Study Group on Economic Security

Member, Subcommittee on Environment

Member, Subcommittee on Motor Vehicles and Transportation

Religious, Civic, and other Memberships

  • Certificate, Strategic Public Relations and Integrated Communications, Towson University, 2001-2002
  • BS, Mass Communications, Frostburg State University, 1996-2000
  • Former Executive Director, Baltimore Mayor's Office of Neighborhoods and Constituent Services
  • Former Director of Community Affairs in East Baltimore, Johns Hopkins Institutions
  • Former Chief of Staff, Maryland Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives (GOCI)
  • Former Chief of Staff, Maryland Transit Administration (MTA)
  • Former Deputy Director of the Neighborhoods Office and as Neighborhood Liaison for West and Northwest Baltimore, Mayor's Office of Baltimore
  • Former Director of Human Services and Operations, Park Heights Renaissance
  • Former Senior Advisor, Secretary of the Maryland Department of Transportation
  • Delegate, Maryland State House of Delegates, District 41, 2019-present
  • Candidate, Maryland State House of Delegates, District 41, 2018
  • Member, Pimlico Development Authority, 2019-present
  • Founder, Baltimore Conference of Neighborhoods
Elections

2018

General election
General election for Maryland House of Delegates District 41 (3 seats)

Dalya Attar (D), incumbent Samuel Rosenberg (D), and Tony Bridges (D) defeated Drew Pate (G) in the general election for Maryland House of Delegates District 41 on November 6, 2018.

Candidate
%
Votes

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Dalya Attar (D)
31.3
26,605

Samuel Rosenberg (D)
31.0
26,333

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Tony Bridges (D)
30.9
26,194

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Drew Pate (G)
6.3
5,350
Other/Write-in votes
0.5
409

Total votes: 84,891
Democratic primary election
Democratic primary for Maryland House of Delegates District 41 (3 seats)

The following candidates ran in the Democratic primary for Maryland House of Delegates District 41 on June 26, 2018.

Candidate
%
Votes

Samuel Rosenberg (D)
17.2
7,795

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Dalya Attar (D)
17.1
7,773

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Tony Bridges (D)
12.1
5,476

Angela Gibson (D)
11.7
5,308

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Bilal Ali (D)
11.4
5,194

Richard Bruno (D)
6.6
2,996

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Tessa Hill-Aston (D)
6.3
2,862

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Sean Stinnett (D)
6.2
2,806

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Joyce Smith (D)
5.0
2,291

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George Mitchell (D)
4.6
2,101

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Walter Horton (D)
1.7
773

Total votes: 45,375
Republican primary election

No Republican candidates ran in the primary.


Articles

Issue Position: Economy

Jan. 1, 2018

The economic disparity between race and geography needs to be acknowledged and addressed so that we can have substantial community development and economic equality throughout our city and state. It's vitally important to me to work to bring people together to make decisive choices and tackle systemic issues head on. There is no one initiative that will address the disparity. There are some longstanding issues that we must find multiple ways to address. Efforts include: Increase the minimum wage to give individuals a living wage of $15 per hourPut people to work to rebuild the state's infrastructureEnsure that new housing development includes affordable units for low and moderate-income residentsFund and promote more financial literacy programmingInvest in public education with an eye toward public/private partnershipEnsure that our public transportation takes individuals to job centers.

Issue Position: Transportation

Jan. 1, 2018

Public transportation should be accessible, timely, and affordable for everyone. There is a clearly a disproportionate gap between what's spent on roads and public transportation. HB372 passed in the general assembly and requires the Maryland Transit Administration to prepare a Central Maryland Regional Transit Plan to identify the resources needed to meet its transportation needs. The Baltimore region is not adequately served by transit. Once we have the recommendations for a true transit system for the region, I will fight to ensure funds are adequately spent to implement the system.

Issue Position: Education

Jan. 1, 2018

Public education should be quality education, with every resource available to support our students and future generations. The Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education has multiple promising preliminary findings in its draft, but I look forward to seeing the final recommendations and will fight to ensure they include priorities such as universal access to Prekindergarten, adequate funding for Baltimore City Public Schools, teacher incentives for those who are highly effective in the classroom, and a governance structure to guide the implementation of the recommendations of the Commission. There must be a stronger system of governance to ensure that the recommendations are not merely implemented but are also effective. We must identify multiple ways to fund the reforms, including private/public partnerships.