Albert Wynn

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Albery Wynn
U.S. Representative – MD-04
Image:Rep. Albert Wynn.jpg
Party Democratic
Assumed office

January 3, 1993

Preceded by Tom McMillen
Committees
Born September 10, 1951
Spouse Gaines Wynn
Religion Baptist


Congressman Albert Wynn, Democrat, represents the 4th Congressional District in Maryland.

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Background

Representative Wynn was born on September 10, 1951 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [1]

Wynn received his B.S. in Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh in 1973. After a year of graduate study in Public Administration at Howard University, Wynn entered Georgetown University and earned his law degree in 1977. Following graduation, he became Director of the Prince George's County Consumer Protection Commission. In 1982, he started the law office of Albert R. Wynn and Associates. That same year, Wynn was elected to the Maryland Legislature, where he served a decade, first as a member of the House of Delegates and later in the Maryland Senate, where he was also Deputy Majority Whip. [2]

Support for George W. Bush

Albert Wynn was one of only a few members of the Congressional Black Caucus to support the resolution authorizing the invasion of Iraq as well as all subsequent spending. He has led efforts to bring casinos to the district. He voted for the Republican energy bill, to weaken the Endangered Species Act, drill for oil in Alaska’s protected land, and give billions of dollars in tax breaks to the oil and gas companies. He sided with the Republicans and the pharmaceutical companies on drug policy, the credit card companies on the bankruptcy bill, and just recently, he joined the telecommunications industry in supporting privatizing the Internet.

Wynn jokes about stealing his 2006 primary election

Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX): Down in Texas, we had a Democratic primary about 50 years ago that Lyndon Johnson won by 54 votes. And he got the nickname "Landslide Lyndon." We have Mr. Wynn next. He had a little bit of a tussle last week, but he did win. And so, I want to recognize "Landslide Wynn" for any opening statement that he wishes...

Rep. Albert Wynn (D-MD): Well, thank you very much, Mr. Chairman. In fact, they're still counting, but we're quite optimistic. And I did take a couple pages out of Lyndon's book, so if I win, it can be attributed to Texas know-how.

(LAUGHTER)

Barton: I hope not. I hope you win fair and square.

(LAUGHTER)

Wynn: A win is a win.

Source: Lessons from Lyndon

Committees

Caucuses

  • Chair of Congressional Black Caucus Task Force on Campaign Finance Reform
  • Chair of Caucus Minority Business Task Force

Affiliations

  • Democratic Message Group
  • Deputy Democratic Whip

Awards

  • Small Business Administration Administrator's Leadership Award ~ 2003

Contact

Washington DC Office
434 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-8699
Fax: (202) 225-8714

Largo Office
9200 Basil Court
Suite 221
Largo, Maryland 20774
Phone: (301) 773-4094

Gaithersburg Office 18401 Woodfield Road
Suite D
Gaithersubrg, Maryland 20879
Phone: (301) 987-2054

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