Al Carr was born in Ohio and has lived
and worked locally for two decades.
Al's wife Barrie grew up in New York
and has worked as a teacher for many
years in Chevy Chase. Al and Barrie
have three sons and live in
Public Service Leadership
A Democrat, Al began serving in
the House of Delegates in
2007. He is a member of the Environmental Matters Committee and its subcommittees on Transportation, Land Use and Ethics. As a freshman legislator, Al was
named "Municipal" Superstar by the
Maryland Municipal League after
successfully securing passage of
legislation supporting community
parks, affordable housing and
homeowner protection. He received top
ratings from groups advocating for
environmental conservation, civil rights
and consumer protection.
In 2009, he was named "Legislator of the Year" by Maryland Black Mayors, Inc.
Before joining the General Assembly, Al served three terms as an elected Council
Member and Mayor Pro Tem for the Town of Kensington.
Private Sector Experience
Al has twenty years of private sector experience in
business management, sales, marketing and engineering. He has spent most of his
career in the field of telecommunications helping organizations and businesses achieve
operational efficiencies and cost savings through the use of technology. He has
been recognized for his leadership and innovation.
Al attended public schools. He earned his bachelors degree
in engineering with honors from the University of Rochester and also enjoyed
taking courses in Business, Music Performance and Spanish Language.