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Greetings Constituents and Friends:

With pleasure I welcome you to the 24th Legislative District website. I am pleased to be your Senator as we continue to “raise the bar” of prosperity.

Our goal is to keep you informed regarding those issues which impact our community and state. If you wish to share your thoughts, please don’t hesitate to let us know. In addition, I am available to visit your meetings to provide information or assist with any problems you may have.

You may contact my office at 301-858-3148 or by emailing me at joanne.benson@senate.state.md.us. Thanks for your unwavering support and attention.

Yours truly,

Joanne C. Benson

Upcoming Events

  • Maryland's 2020 Primary Election - Tuesday, June 2nd

    Maryland’s primary election will be held on Tuesday, June 2nd Maryland’s primary election will be held on Tuesday, June 2nd through mail-in ballot, with limited in-person voting available for those who are unable to vote by mail.  To reduce the spread of the coronavirus, we strongly recommend that voters who can vote by mail do so.

    The Maryland State Board of Elections will automatically mail a ballot to the address that they have on file. You do not need to request a ballot to receive one. If you need to register to vote or update your current address, you must do so by Wednesday, May 27, 2020. Postage on your ballot is prepaid. You DO NOT need to add any stamps on your return envelope.


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  • NOTE: The April 27, 2020, May 18, 2020, and June 22, 2020 meetings have been canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions.
    The 202 Coalition Meets WHEN: Every Fourth Monday Of The Month

    The 202 Coalition meets every fourth Monday of the month from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at St. Margaret’s Catholic Church at 410 Addison Road South, Capitol Heights, MD 20743. Contact my office at 301-858-3148 to find out more or email jterry@senate.state.md.us to be added to our mailing list.

In The Community

‘A triumph of hope’: Maryland leaders welcome home man sentence at age 15 - The Washington Post

Rachel Chason - Monday, July 8th 2019

Curtis Brooks had been out of prison in Colorado for one week when he arrived at a church in suburban Maryland on Monday, doling out hugs and posing for pictures with U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and state Sen. Joanne C. Benson (D-Prince George’s).

He’d spent the past 24 years behind bars, after being sentenced to life without parole for his involvement at age 15 in a carjacking that led to a fatal shooting in Aurora, Colo. Another boy pulled the trigger.

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Maryland state Sen. Joanne C. Benson (D-Prince George’s) gives Curtis Brooks, her former pupil, a pat on the head as he returns to Maryland after serving 24 years in prison in Colorado. (Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post)
Maryland state Sen. Joanne C. Benson (D-Prince George’s) gives Curtis Brooks, her former pupil, a pat on the head as he returns to Maryland after serving 24 years in prison in Colorado. (Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post)
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Benson’s Bio

Joanne C. Benson was elected in 1991 to The House of Delegates

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