DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
& CORRECTIONAL SERVICES


[Photograph of Department Secretary]

STUART O. SIMMS, Secretary of Public Safety & Correctional Services

Secretary of Public Safety & Correctional Services since November 5, 1997.

Staff Counsel for U.S. Senator Paul S. Sarbanes, 1977-78. Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland, 1978-82. Deputy State's Attorney, Baltimore City, 1983-87. State's Attorney, Baltimore City, 1987-95. Secretary of Juvenile Justice, 1995-97.

Member, Governor's Study Commission on Legal Fees; Governor's Task Force on Alternative Sanctions to Incarceration, 1991-92; Governor's Commission on Funding of the Arts in Maryland, 1991-92; Governor's Commission on the Death Penalty, 1992-93; Governor's Subcabinet for Children, Youth, and Families, 1995-97; Maryland Juvenile Justice Advisory Council, 1995-97; Governor's Commission on Service, 1995-97. Member, Cabinet Council on Criminal and Juvenile Justice (co-chair, juvenile justice reform task force), 1995-; State Board of Victim Services, 1995-; Work Force Investment Board, 1995-; Institutional Educator Pay Plan Committee, 1995-; Governor's Task Force on Children, Youth, and Families Systems Reform, 1996. Chair, Governor's Task Force on the Fair Imposition of the Death Penalty, 1996. Member, Maryland Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy, 1997-.

Dartmouth College, B.A. (government), cum laude, 1972; Harvard University School of Law, J.D., 1975. Associate attorney, Semmes, Bowen & Semmes, 1975-77. Board member, Citizens' Planning and Housing Association, 1975-77; Baltimore Zoological Society, 1984-; Vestry, St. James Episcopal Church, 1986-90; Sinai Hospital, 1987-; Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, 1988-; Baltimore Museum of Art, 1988-; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), 1990-92; Baltimore Education Scholarship Trust, 1990-. Married; two sons.

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