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Meet Adrian

Adrian Boafo at the State House

First elected in 2019, Adrian served as the youngest Mayor Pro Tem and District 3 Council Member for the City of Bowie. During his time on the Bowie City Council, Adrian collaborated with the Bowie Police Department to establish a public safety program that provided rebates to residents for purchasing and installing home security cameras. He also addressed an ongoing water infrastructure problem in Old Bowie, securing $2 million in federal funding for improvements. Additionally, Adrian served on the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB), the federally designated metropolitan planning organization (MPO) for metropolitan Washington.

In 2022, Adrian was elected to represent District 23 in Annapolis. He is a strong advocate for all families in District 23, believing there is much more to be done to create new jobs, protect the environment, reimagine public safety, and increase health equity throughout Maryland. In just two years in office, Adrian has delivered $26 million back to District 23 and $111,350 in scholarships to District 23 and Prince George’s County students. He has sponsored six bills that have been passed in the House of Delegates and voted on over 1,800 pieces of legislation to help Maryland families. Some of this legislation includes fostering economic growth, enhancing mental health services for youth, addressing discriminatory housing practices, reducing tobacco consumption, and tackling climate change head-on.

In 2023, Adrian was selected to serve as the Assistant Majority Leader. He also serves as Chair of the Education Subcommittee in the Prince George’s County Delegation, helping lead essential legislation to improve students' education and provide greater support for teachers. As a member of the Economic Matters Committee, Adrian vigorously champions fair and equitable business regulations, robust consumer protection laws, comprehensive insurance reforms, and efficient utility management. He also advocates for sensible policies on alcohol, tobacco, and cannabis, while ensuring strong protections for workers' compensation and unemployment insurance.

Adrian's dedication to public service began after graduating from DeMatha Catholic High School. He studied at the University of Baltimore, graduating in 2016 with a Bachelor's in Government & Public Policy. During his undergraduate career, Adrian was an active student leader, serving as the university's first African-American Student Government President. He was then appointed by the University System of Maryland Student Council to serve as the Vice President of Undergraduate Affairs, advocating on behalf of students enrolled in all 12 of Maryland’s public institutions. In 2019, Adrian received his Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from American University's Kogod School of Business.

Professionally, Adrian has worked for Members of the United States House of Representatives. He began his service with the House Democratic Caucus as a press intern under then-Representative Xavier Becerra (CA-34) and later joined Congressman Ruben Kihuen’s (NV-04) office as a National Press Assistant. For three years, Adrian served as Campaign Manager of Hoyer for Congress, the Maryland political organization and campaign representing Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (MD-05).

Adrian's commitment to public service is rooted in the values of hard work and community that he learned from his parents, who immigrated to the United States from Ghana. They started a small business, teaching Adrian the importance of ensuring everyone has the opportunity to prosper.

Outside of his role in the House of Delegates, Adrian is the Senior Director of Government Affairs at Oracle Corporation.

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