The Info List - Barbara A. Robinson

Barbara A. Robinson
Barbara A. Robinson
(born June 8, 1938) is an American politician
American politician
who represents the 40th legislative district in the Maryland
Senate. Robinson is a former chair of the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland.


1 Background 2 Autobiographer and self-help author 3 Three open seats

3.1 General election results, 2006 3.2 Legislative notes

4 References

Background[edit] Robinson was born in Alabama
at a time when the South was not particularly kind to people of color. Homeless at the age of 16, Robinson was determined to get a high school education and graduated from Spencer High School in Columbus, Georgia; [1] then she received financial aid to go to college in Baltimore.Where She Met her husband of 46 years Jerome Robinson. Delegate Robinson attended the University of Baltimore
where she earned her B.S.
in business management in 1975 and Coppin State College with a M.A. in criminal justice in 1976. Autobiographer and self-help author[edit] In 1993, Robinson published her first book, And Still I Cry, an autobiography depicting her troubled past, filled with physical abuse, sexual molestation, domestic abuse, mental anguish. In 1998, her second book, Yes You Can, which focused on entrepreneurship was published. Her third book, Eyes of the Beholder, a novel was released in 2002. Her fourth book, Someday Is Now was released in 2004. Three open seats[edit] During the four-year term prior to Robinson's candidacy for the House of Delegates, two of the delegates, Howard "Pete" Rawlings
Howard "Pete" Rawlings
and Tony Fulton, died while in office. Marshall Goodwin and Catherine Pugh were appointed to finish their terms. Rawlings and Fulton were democrats, as are Goodwin and Pugh. Prior to the 2006 democratic primary, the only incumbent delegate in the district, Salima Marriott, decided to run for the Senate seat being vacated by the district's senator. Catherine Pugh also decided to run for the same seat leaving the newly appointed Goodwin as the only incumbent in the race. The vacancies drew a large crowd of contenders; [2] including Robinson, Frank Conaway, Jr. and Shawn Tarrant, who all finished ahead of Goodwin. The General Election in November, therefore, featured all newcomers for the three open seats. General election results, 2006[edit]

2006 Race for Maryland House of Delegates
Maryland House of Delegates
– 40th District[1]

Voters to choose three:

Name Votes Percent Outcome

Frank M. Conaway, Jr. Dem. 16,432   32.4%    Won

Barbara A. Robinson, Dem. 16,032   31.6%    Won

Shawn Z. Tarrant, Dem. 13,921   27.5%    Won

Jan E. Danforth, Green 4,135   8.2%    Lost

Other Write-Ins 177   0.3%    

Legislative notes[edit]

Co-sponsored HB 860 ( Baltimore
City Public Schools Construction and Revitalization Act of 2013). Signed by the Governor on May 16, 2013, the new law approved 1.1 billion dollars to construct new schools in Baltimore
City.[2] voted for the Clean Indoor Air Act of 2007 (HB359)[3] voted in favor of prohibiting ground rents(SB106)[3] voted in favor of increasing the sales tax by 20% - Tax Reform Act of 2007(HB2)[4] voted in favor of in-state tuition for illegal immigrants in 2007 (HB6)[5] sponsored House Bill 30 in 2007, allowing the state to confiscate unused portions of gift certificates after 4 years.House Bill 30


^ "House of Delegates Results". Maryland
State Board of Elections.  Retrieved on Mar. 3, 2007 ^ "House Bill 860". Maryland
Legislative Services. Retrieved March 16, 2014.  ^ "House Bill 359". Maryland
Department of Legislative Services. Archived from the original on 23 October 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-01. 

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