Benjamin Brooks was elected in 2015 to represent the 10th Legislative District in the Maryland House of Delegates and serves on the Economic Matters Committee. He also serves on the Alcoholic Beverages and Property & Casualty Insurance Subcommittees.
While in the House of Delegates Brooks has been the primary sponsor on several important pieces of legislation including:
- Reducing the penalty the Comptroller is required to assess if a person fails to pay income tax when due, if paid within 120 days.
- Reducing the number of fraud schemes and auto scams in Maryland.
- Establishing an entity that will work in
partnership with the state. It will establish an alliance with the
construction industry, educational institutions and government to create a
world-class education system for the state.
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Beyond his important legislative agenda, Delegate Brooks has been an extremely active participant in numerous other key roles while serving in the Maryland General Assembly including:
- Serving as the Treasurer of the Legislative Black Caucus.
- Serving as a member of the Maryland Veterans Caucus.
- Serving as the Treasurer of the Baltimore County Delegate.
- Serving as the Deputy Majority Whip.
As an entrepreneur in Baltimore County, Benjamin Brooks has operated an accounting firm for over thirty years. In addition, he holds executive positions with several locally based corporations. He has turned the knowledge and experience gained from these interactions into valuable insight into the business and corporate environments. These experiences include budgeting, corporate taxes, finance, general ledger, human resources, personnel management, retirement planning, investments, and community relations.
His relationship with members of both the upper and lower chambers of the Maryland General Assembly have afforded him the opportunity to gain knowledge on how the legislature works.
Combining all of the aforementioned experiences, insights, and relationships demonstrate how Benjamin Brooks will be an excellent legislator.
Benjamin and his wife Theresa have three children: Ashley, Lindsey and Benjamin Jr. who have families of their own.