Mission

The National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL) primary mission is to develop, conduct and promote educational, research and training programs designed to enhance the effectiveness of its members, as they consider legislation and issues of public policy which impact, either directly or indirectly upon "the general welfare" of African American constituents within their respective jurisdictions.

Objective

In support of its mission, NBCSL has adopted the following fundamental objectives:

  1. To serve as a national network and clearinghouse for the discussion, dissemination, and exchange of ideas and information among African American state legislators and their staffs;
  2. To provide research, training, and educational services to African American state legislators and their staff.
  3. To improve the effectiveness and quality of African American state legislators; and
  4. To serve as a strong, united, and effective advocate for African American state legislators and their constituencies at the federal level.

Membership Forms

ALABAMA

Democratic Caucus Chair: Rep. Darrio Melton
Democratic Caucus Vice Chair: Rep. Barbara Boyd
Minority Whip: Rep. Chris England
Democratic Caucus Whip: Rep. Adline Clarke
Minority Leader: Sen. Vivian Davis Figures
Minority Whip: Sen. Bobby Singleton

ARKANSAS

Assistant Speaker Pro Tempore: Rep. Monte Hodges
Minority Leader: Rep. Eddie Armstrong

CALIFORNIA

Majority Floor Leader: Assem. ChrisHolden
Assistant Majority Whip: Assem. JimCooper

COLORADO

Majority Caucus Chair: Rep. Angela Williams

Connecticut

Deputy Speaker of the House: Rep. Patricia Billie Miller
Assistant Majority Leader: Rep. Brandon McGee
Deputy Majority Leader: Rep. Douglas McCrory
Deputy Majority Whip-at-Large: Rep. Bruce Morris
Deputy President Pro Tempore: Rep. Eric D. Coleman
Assistant Majority Leader: Sen. Gary Winfield

DELAWARE

Senate Majority Whip: Sen. Margaret Rose Henry

Florida

House Democratic Leader Pro Tempore: Rep. Mia Jones
Senate Minority (Democratic) Leader Pro Tempore: Sen. Oscar Braynon
Senate Minority (Democratic) Leader: Sen. Arthenia Joyner

GEORGIA

Minority Leader: Rep. Stacey Abrams
Minority Whip: Rep. Carolyn Hugley
Minority Caucus Chairman: Rep. Virgil Fludd
Minority Caucus Vice-Chairman: Rep. Billy Mitchell

IDAHO

Minority Caucus Chair: Sen. Cherie Buckner-Webb

ILLINOIS

Assistant Majority Leader: Rep. Al Riley
Assistant Majority Leader: Rep. Arthur Turner
Assistant Majority Leader: Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth
Majority Leader: Sen. James Clayborne
Assistant Majority Leader: Sen. Kimberly Lightford
Assistant Majority Leader: Sen. Donne Trotter
Majority Caucus Whip: Sen. Mattie Hunter

INDIANA

Democratic Caucus Chair: Rep. John Bartlett
Democratic Assistant Caucus Chair: Rep. Robin Shackleford
Assistant Democratic Floor Leader: Sen. Jean Breaux

IOWA

Assistant Minority Leader: Rep. Ako Abdul-Samad

KANSAS

House Majority Whip: Rep. Willie Dove
House Minority Caucus Chair: Rep. Barbara Ballard

KENTUCKY

Minority Caucus Chair: Sen. Gerald A.Neal

LOUISIANA

President Pro Tempore: Sen. Sharon Weston Broome

MARYLAND

Assistant Majority Leader: Del. Tawanna P. Gaines
Senate Majority Whip: Sen. Lisa A. Gladden
House Majority Whip: Del. Talmadge Branch
Deputy Majority Whip: Del. Curtis S. Anderson
Deputy Majority Whip: Del. Keith E. Haynes
Deputy Majority Whip: Del. Barbara A. Robinson
Deputy Majority Whip: Del. Michael L. Vaughn
Deputy Majority Whip: Del. Alonzo T. Washington
Deputy Majority Whip: Del. Mary L. Washington
Majority Leader: Sen. Catherine E. Pugh
Majority Whip: Lisa A. Gladden

MICHIGAN

House Democratic Floor Leader: Rep. David Rutledge
Minority Floor Leader: Sen. Morris Hood, III
Assistant Minority Floor Leader: Sen. Coleman Young, II
Assistant Minority Caucus Chair: Sen. Vincent Gregory

MINNESOTA

Deputy Majority Leader: Sen. Jeff Hayden

MISSOURI

Minority Caucus Chair: Sen. S. Kiki Curls
Minority Caucus Whip: Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal

NEVADA

Senate Minority Leader: Sen. Aaron Ford

NEW JERSEY

President Pro Tempore: Sen. Nia H. Gill
Majority Whip: Sen. Sandra Cunningham
Speaker Pro Tempore: Assem. Jerry Green
Majority Conference Leader: Assem. Shavonda E. Sumter
Deputy Speakers: Assem. Gordon Johnson; Assem. L. Grace Spencer
Majority Whip: Assem. Herb Conaway
Speaker Emeritus: Assem. Sheila Y. Oliver

NEW MEXICO

Minority Whip: Rep. Sheryl Williams Stapleton

NEW YORK

Speaker: Assem. Carl Heastie
Deputy Speaker: Assem. Earlene Hooper
Speaker Pro Tempore: Assem. Jeffrion Aubry
Assistant Speaker Pro Tempore: Assem. N. Nick Perry
Deputy Majority Whip: Assem. Barbara Clark
Democratic Conference Leader: Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins 
Assistant Democratic Conference Leader for Intergovernmental Affairs: Sen. Kevin S. Parker 
Vice Chair of Democratic Conference: Sen. Ruth Hassell-Thompson
Deputy Democratic Conference Whip: Sen. Bill Perkins

NORTH CAROLINA

Democratic Leader: Rep. Larry D. Hall
Executive Liaisons: Rep. Henry M. Michaux, Jr.
Democratic Conference Co-Chair: Rep. Garland E. Pierce
Freshman Caucus Co-Chair: Rep. Robert T. Reives, II
Democratic Leader: Sen. Dan Blue

OHIO

Minority Whip: Rep. Kevin Boyce
Assistant Minority Leader: Sen. Charleta B. Tavares
Minority Whip: Edna Brown

OKLAHOMA

Democratic Whip: Sen. Anastasia Pittman

PENNSYLVANIA

Caucus Secretary: Rep. Rosita Youngblood
Whip: Sen. Anthony H. Williams

SOUTH CAROLINA

Minority Leader: Rep. J. Todd Rutherford
Assistant Democratic Leader: Sen. John Matthews

TENNESSEE

Democratic Leader Pro-Tempore: Rep. Joe Armstrong
Democratic Assistant Leader: Rep. Joe Towns, Jr.
Democratic Caucus Vice Chairman: Rep. Antonio Parkinson
Democratic Whip: Rep. Joanne Favors

TEXAS

House Democratic Leader: Rep. Yvonne Davis

VIRGIN ISLANDS

President of Senate: Sen. Neville A. James

VIRGINIA

Minority Whip: Del. Charniele Herring

WASHINGTON

Majority Caucus Chair: Rep. Eric Pettigrew

WEST VIRGINIA

Assistant Minority Whip: Del. Clif Moore

WYOMING

House Minority Caucus Chairman: Rep. James Byrd