Senator Barbara A. Robinson
District 40
Senator Barbara Robinson has overcome many challenges in her life. She received her undergraduate degree 18 years after her journey began. Through perseverance and determination, Senator Robinson eventually earned several graduate degrees. She was the first woman and the first African American to hold the positions of deputy administrator of the District Court, the Supreme Bench and the Circuit Court of Baltimore. She integrated the restrooms in the court system and fought for women rights in the workplace.  In 1985, Senator Robinson started her first company providing training and development programs to corporations and to employees of government agencies. Five years later, she started a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting vulnerable populations of people such as the following: people with developmental disabilities; homeless; older adults; welfare recipients; youths and women. Today Senator Barbara Robinson continues to be a trailblazer, leading the way for those who will follow in her footsteps.

Senator Robinson has received numerous awards and honors.  She has been nationally and internationally recognized for not only her professional success but also for her humanitarianism.  She was featured in former First Lady Francis Glendening’s book “Women of Achievement in Maryland’s History” and was one of Maryland’s “Top 100 Women”.  With a track record of proven success in the private sector as an entrepreneur as well as within the local, state, the federal government, Senator Robinson has acquired the knowledge and expertise to understand the needs of people she represents.

Senator Barbara Robinson is not only an effective leader, legislator, and educator, she is also a citizen of the community she represents.  She is the mother of four successful adult children. A proud grandmother of five children and a great-grandmother.  Senator Barbara Robinson is the voice of experience that the residents of the 40th district need in Annapolis.