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Robbie Leonard

Running for State Senate, District 42
Election: Nov. 6, 2018

​I grew up in Cockeysville, where I attended Warren Elementary, Cockeysville Middle, and Dulaney High School. I now live with my wife, Mary and our son, Eddie and dog Terrence in Timonium. After graduating from Towson University, I received my law degree at University of Baltimore. My law practice has centered on representing the little guy. Whether it was a child poisoned by lead paint or an employee who was taken advantage of by their employer, I have made it my career to defend people’s rights. I’ve been honored to be named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Magazine and a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers.

Giving back to the community is very important to me. I serve on the Baltimore County Board of Recreation and Parks so that our kids have the opportunity to exercise and socialize in a safe environment. I’ve participated as a mentor in Big Brothers Big Sisters and watched my “little brother” Jeremiah graduate from high school last year. Prior to law school, I worked as a Youth Development Professional at the Boys and Girls Clubs.

Following the 2014 election, I became Chair of the Baltimore County Democratic State Central Committee. I served from 2015-2016. It was my goal to bring the party back to its roots, the grassroots. After I knocked on over 4,000 doors during the 2014 election, I wanted to bring my experience of actually talking to the community. A party and its elected officials can’t get to know the community’s concerns if they don’t get out and meet them. My work to build the party was recognized in 2016 when I was offered to be an alternate delegate to the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia, then one of ten Marylanders who served in the Electoral College.