Antonio Hayes is a Democrat running for the Maryland House of Delegates. He is a native and citizen of the 40th District. Antonio has committed his life, both public and private, to building a better Baltimore for residents.
In 2010, Antonio was appointed to a leadership position at the Baltimore City Department of Social Services (BCDSS). Antonio joined a team that brought BCDSS into national recognition for the modernization and effectiveness of social services. BCDSS provides services to Baltimore’s most vulnerable citizens — children who have been abused or neglected and low income families who need public assistance. During his tenure, the agency reduced the number of children in foster care 58% by ensuring children they placed with permanent families. In addition, the agency ensured the delivery of food stamps and cash assistance with a 98% on time rate by bringing accountability into the culture of the organization. Antonio took on the tremendous challenge of improving the working conditions for the 2500 state employees at BCDSS by bringing in modern technology and making substantial improvement to the facilities in which BCDSS employees work. His leadership skills combined with his deep commitment to service have made BCDSS one of the most well respected social service organizations in the country.
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