• Member of the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States since 2006
  • Member of the Maryland State Bar Association since 2001
  • Maintains 97% lifetime environmental voting record
  • Received a 100% rating from the Maryland State Education Association for fighting to reduce class sizes and lower college tuition
  • Received a 100% rating from Progressive Maryland for standing up for working families
  • Awarded State Legislator of the Year in 2008 by the Humane Society of the United States
  • Served as Chairman of the Election Law and Campaign Finance Subcommittee since 2007 - 2014
  • Served on the Ways and Means Committee - Tax and Revenue, Election Law, and Education Subcommittees 2003-2006
  • Member of several task forces and special committees including: Taskforce to Study Elderly and Retiree Migration Into and Out of Maryland, Taskforce on Comparable Testing Methods for the Maryland High School Assessments, Taskforce to Implement Holocaust, Genocide, Human Rights, and Tolerance Education, Special Committee on Higher Education Affordabitlity and Accessibility, Student Health and Fitness Taskforce, Legislative Technology and Data Information Committee
  • Received the Distinguished Alumni Award from University of Maryland, Baltimore County and Baltimore Hebrew University in 2009
  • Served as Executive Director of The Project Judaica Foundation from 1996-1998
  • Board of Directors and Advisors for the Camp Shohola Scholarship Fund since 2002
  • Coached lacrosse and basketball at The Mercersburg Academy 
  • Completed The Fleming Fellowship at the Institute for Progressive Leadership
  • 2005 Alumnus of the American Council of Young Political Leaders and Board Member, 2009 - 2014
  • Legislator of the Year - Parents Place of Maryland
  • Board Member, University of Maryland, Baltimore County Hillel, 2009 - 2014
  • Practiced as a student lawyer under Rule 16 for the Maryland Public Interest Law Project
  • Board of Advisors, Maryland Public Interest Law Project, 2002 - 2013
  • Chairman, Election Law and Redistricting Committee of the National Conference of State Legislatures, 2010 - 2014
  • Judicial Law Clerk, the Hon. William D. Quarrels, 2001 - 2002