Alonzo T. Washington
Alonzo T. Washington is a State Delegate in the Maryland General Assembly representing District 22 in Prince George’s County. A lifelong resident of Prince George’s County and the first in his family to graduate from college, he won his first election to the Maryland House of Delegates in 2014. Identified as a “rising star” in Maryland politics by The Washington Post, Delegate Washington finished first out of the four candidates for the House—gaining the most votes for a Delegate in District 22’s history. Since his election, Delegate Washington’s legislative agenda has been characterized as bold and ambitious, as he has focused on closing the student achievement gap, implementing free tuition for community college, and reducing poverty in Prince George’s County. Responding to the concerns of his constituents, he has authored and passed 23 bills out of the House of Delegates on a wide range of topics, including college affordability, economic revitalization, criminal justice reform, and campaign finance transparency.
In the 2017 Legislative Session, Delegate Washington was appointed as the Chair of the Election Law Subcommittee in the Ways & Means Committee, making him the youngest Subcommittee chair in the Maryland General Assembly. Delegate Washington currently serves in various other leadership positions, including as a Deputy Majority Whip and the Chair of the Liquor Licensing & Law Enforcement Subcommittee in the Prince George’s County House Delegation.