Delegate Darryl Barnes, Black Caucus Chair, to be Recognized at 16th Anniversary of, Dec. 11th (6-8p), Baltimore Visitor Center

(BALTIMORE – December 3, 2018) – Delegate Darryl Barnes, the newly-elected Chair of the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland, Inc. will be recognized with a Joe Manns Black Wall Street Award at the 16th Anniversary Celebration of on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 from 6 to 8 pm at Baltimore Visitor Center, located at 401 Light Street. Established in August of 2002, is an African American-owned and operated news website based in Baltimore with a particular focus on business and politics.

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Who is Delegate Barnes? According to the Maryland General Assembly website:

Member of House of Delegates since January 14, 2015. Deputy Majority Whip, 2017-. Member, Ways and Means Committee, 2015- (finance resources subcommittee, 2015-; revenues subcommittee, 2015-; election law subcommittee, 2017-); Tax Credit Evaluation Committee, 2017-. Chair, Education Committee, Prince George’s County Delegation, 2018- (member, county affairs committee, 2015-17; vice-chair, education committee, 2017). Chair, Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland, 2018- (parliamentarian, 2015-16; 1st vice-chair, 2016-18); Maryland Veterans Caucus, 2015-.

Member, Board of Airport Zoning Appeals, 2011-16; Prince George’s County School Construction Master Plan Work Group, 2018-.

Born in Washington, DC, April 21, 1965. Attended High Point High School, Beltsville, Maryland; California State University-Long Beach (computer information systems). Program Manager, Signal Corporation, 2001-02. Vice-President, Marketing and Development, DataNet Systems, 2002-03. Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer, Enterprise and Portal Software Systems, 2007-08. President, Barnes International, Ltd., 2003-. Founder, Men Aiming Higher, 2009-. Former member, Prince George’s County Democratic Central Committee. Governor’s Citation for Feed the Families, 2012. L.O.V.E. Award, Harlem Remembrance Foundation, 2012. Community Partner Award, Town of Capitol Heights, 2013. Community Service Award, Office of Prince George’s County Executive, 2013. Married; two children.