Erek Barron

Erek L. Barron
Member of the Maryland House of Delegates
from the 24th district
Assumed office
January 8, 2015
Personal details
Born (1974-02-20) February 20, 1974 (age 43)
Washington, DC
Political partyDemocratic
ResidenceMitchellville, Maryland


Erek L. Barron (given birth to Feb 20, 1974) can be an lawyer and condition legislator who represents Area 24 like a Democrat in the Maryland Home of Delegates.


Barron was created in Washington, DC and attended the Episcopal SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Alexandria, Virginia). In 1996 he graduated in the School of Maryland University Park having a bachelor's level in English. 3 years later on he gained a Juris Doctorate from your George Washington University or college Regulation College and was accepted towards the Maryland Pub the same yr. He later on earned a Expert of Laws, having a concentrate on International Regulation and National Protection Regulation, from Georgetown University or college Regulation Center. He's using the Maryland lawyer of Whiteford, Taylor & Preston and an associate from the American Pub Association. Barron is definitely a previous prosecutor and spent some time working as an Associate State's Lawyer for Prince George's Region and Baltimore Town (2001-2006), a trial Lawyer in U.S. Division of Justice (2006-2007) and Counsel and Plan Advisor towards the U.S. Senate Committee within the Judiciary and Senator Joseph R. Biden, Jr. (2007-2009).

Notable cases

In 2013, Barron was recruited from the American Pub Association Death Charges Representation Project to take care of, pro bono, the appeal in Isaiah McCoy v. Condition of Delaware where McCoy was convicted of capital murder and sentenced to loss of life. On appeal prior to the Delaware Supreme Courtroom, the Courtroom determined, unanimously, to invert McCoy’s convictions and loss of life sentence predicated on prosecutorial misconduct and voir dire mistake. The initial prosecutor for the case was suspended for his misconduct in the event.; On remand, McCoy was acquitted on all costs after a bench trial.;;

In the legislature

Barron was sworn in seeing that a member from the Maryland Home of Delegates on January 14, 2015. He was designated to medical and Government Functions Committee and its own government functions & long-term caution and health services & occupations subcommittees. He's also an associate from the Legislative Dark Caucus of Maryland and he's an associate person in the ladies Legislators of Maryland.Being a legislator, Barron has centered on bipartisan community safety solutions on the intersection of offender justice and community health. He also specializes in issues linked to education, federal government accountability, and transport in the Washington metropolitan region.In 2016, Barron was an integral co-author from the Justice Reinvestment Action, a bi-partisan, landmark legal justice reform bill made to enhance open public safety, substantially reduce corrections costs, and increase recidivism.; In 2017, Barron played an integral function in reform of Maryland's pretrial program by signing up for with fellow lawmakers in requesting a landmark legal opinion in the State Lawyer General and subsequently assisting to type and protect the brand new pretrial rules produced by the Maryland Courtroom of Appeals.During his tenure Barron in addition has been an integral lawmaker in combating the opioid crisis and, in 2016, authored bipartisan legislation to reinforce Maryland’s prescription medicine monitoring program to greatly help prevent prescription substance abuse and overprescribing. In the 2017 program, Barron was successful in including opioid treatment and overdose avoidance policies inside the Heroin and Opioid Avoidance Effort (Wish) and Treatment Action of 2017. General, the HOPE Action is a nationwide legislative model made to fight the developing heroin and opioid epidemic in Maryland by, among other activities: increasing financing for behavioral wellness community providers; growing grants for medication court applications and a statewide toll-free turmoil hotline; needing the State Wellness Department to determine crisis centers across the Condition, aswell as requires clinics to determine a process for overdose sufferers; reducing obstacles to overdose medicine; and, needing treatment education to individuals.

Boards and Task Forces

Member, Justice Reinvestment Coordinating Council (2015-2016) Co-chair, WMATA/Metro Function Group (2015–present)

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