Curt Anderson is a 52 year resident of Northeast Baltimore. First elected to the House of Delegates in 1982, Anderson has served on the House Judiciary Committee and is the chairman of its Trust and Estates sub-committee. Delegate Anderson has also served as the chairman of the Maryland Legislative Black Caucus and is a member of the Maryland Sentencing Guidelines Commission.
Curt Anderson was educated in the public schools of Baltimore. He attended Guildford and Winston Elementary schools, Woodbourne jr. high school (now Chinquapin) and the Baltimore City College (high school) where he was the captain of the track and football teams.
He received his bachelor’s degree at Morgan State College (now Morgan State University) where he played on the legendary “Ten Bears” Lacrosse team.
He has worked at the Woodbourne Center, the Urban League’s Mondawmin Manpower Center and Baltimore’s Pre-trial release division. The highlite of his early employment career however was as a news reporter and anchor at WBAL-TV 11 and WMAR news channel 2 (click here to view Curt's "On Air" experiences). After a protracted strike at channel 2 Anderson decided to go to law school and run for the state legislature
In the community Curt serves as chairman of the board of the Northwood Baseball League and has spearheaded efforts to refurbish its fields and increase its size to accommodate more youth. In 2002, he raised funds, charted 8 buses and took more than 400 coaches, players and parents to Cooperstown for former Orioles Eddie Murray’s induction into baseball’s hall of fame.
In the early 90’s, while working with the Northwood Elementary School’s PTA, Anderson was successful in getting a bill passed that funded the purchase of personal computers by various PTA organizations.
Curt Anderson also sponsored Maryland’s Minority Business set aside program and oversaw minority participation in the building of Baltimore’s Camden Yards. The Orioles later asked Anderson to serve on its Host Committee for the Major League Baseball All-Star game. He worked with Oriole brass on the All-Star gala that year and the week long celebration of baseball at Camden yards during the all-star break. At his suggestion the Orioles invited James Earl Jones to speak the national Anthem backed up by the Morgan State University Choir.
Curt Anderson is a member of the Ray of Hope Baptist Church, former chairman of the Baltimore City College School Improvement team and member of the board of the old Provident Hospital.