A lifelong Maryland resident, Bill made Baltimore City his home when he joined Teach for America and taught U.S. History and Government to ninth and tenth graders. The inequities of the public education system in Baltimore City led Bill to engage more deeply within the community and run for the Maryland Senate in 2010.
Bill is serving his third term as the State Senator for Maryland’s 46th Legislative District, which includes neighborhoods in South Baltimore, Downtown near and around the Inner Harbor, and Southeast Baltimore. In January of 2020, Bill was unanimously elected to serve as President of the Maryland Senate, making him the second youngest Senate President in state history.
Described as a “high-energy and collaborative presiding officer” by Maryland Matters, and an empowering and engaging leader by his colleagues in the State Senate, Bill has successfully led passage of legislation that supports educational equity, thriving neighborhoods, working families, and economic success for all Marylanders.
Bill is married to fellow Teach for America alum, Lea Ferguson. They live in Patterson Park with their son, Caleb, and daughter, Cora.
To find out more information, you can go to BillforMD.com
Luke is a native Baltimorean, growing up in Reservoir Hill and attending Baltimore City Public Schools. As an Assistant State’s Attorney, he prosecutes the illegal possession of guns and seeks justice for victims of domestic violence, robberies, and burglaries. Luke’s work as an ASA has given him insight into what does and doesn’t work in the criminal justice system. As a Delegate, Luke has used that knowledge to shield those who seek protective orders against abusers, to give law enforcement tools to stop the “straw purchase” of guns, and to increase penalties for sexual offenders.
As Chair of the House Judiciary Committee, Luke led the charge for more transparency and accountability for police officers. He closed loopholes for buying shotguns and rifles and passed legislation requiring every police department to use body cameras.
Luke has also been an advocate for working families. He was the lead sponsor of the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act, a piece of legislation that has allowed many Marylanders to earn sick leave, so they don’t have to choose between the health of themselves or a family member and their job.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Luke pushed to secure $1.8B in pandemic relief to support small businesses, provide protections for renters to keep families in their homes, and help kids with learning loss and gain better broadband access.
To find out more information, go to Luke46.org
Delegate Lewis made history in 2017 when she became the first person of color to represent District 46. As an international public health leader, Robbyn advocates for health equity, access, and affordability. She worked tirelessly to connect underserved communities with resources to help families and small businesses survive during the COVID-19 pandemic. Recognizing the need for extra attention to neglected communities, Robbyn organized two resource fairs in Brooklyn and Curtis Bay during the height of the fall COVID surge.
As the only car-free legislator in Annapolis, she is a proud champion for more accessible and equitable public transportation. With nearly 30% of residents depending entirely on public transit, Robbyn has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to understanding and fixing the obstacles faced by her constituents each day. Her Dedicated Bus Lane legislation laid the groundwork for faster, more reliable service. She also introduced the Complete Streets Funding bill which will enable Baltimore to build pedestrian and bike-friendly infrastructure.
Robbyn serves on the Health & Government Operations Committee in the House of Delegates and is a member of the Maryland Legislative Black Caucus, Maryland Women’s Legislative Caucus, and Maryland Legislative Latino Caucus. She is also a founding member of the Maryland Transit Caucus.
To find out more information, go to robbynlewis.com