Let's Continue To Move Forward Together
As a boy growing up on the streets of Baltimore City, C. Anthony Muse learned the hard way that going anywhere in life required courage, determination and a resilient spirit.
He never knew his biological father and was separated as a pre-teen from his biological mother, left virtually alone and on his own. Young Anthony was shuffled in and out of 11 foster homes and sometimes lived in the streets. Kicked out of three public school systems and told that he would never achieve academically, Anthony was on the road to failure until a United Methodist pastor who had eight children of his own took Anthony in. While living in the home of Rev. George Alvin Stansbury, Anthony found love, acceptance, stability, direction and lessons that would become the foundation of all that he would come to believe in and work to achieve. He learned that through education, hard work and steadfast integrity, life's obstacles could become life's opportunities. He learned to never give up and to never forget people who helped along the way. Those experiences became the catalyst for a lifetime of service, and they fueled his passion and determination to help others. Today, C. Anthony Muse is an experienced public servant, committed civic activist, a community leader and longtime pastor whose single-minded focus is to serve the needs of people.
As a senator, he fought for better public education, better teacher pay, smaller class sizes and a more effective system for evaluating student success. He worked side-by-side with labor unions for fair wages and labor practices and to save jobs. He championed legislation to support seniors, veterans, and Black-owned businesses. He's a steadfast proponent of planned development that includes the vital input of residents and neighborhoods directly impacted by it. He also sponsored legislation to expunge the records of those who've served their time and paid their debt after committing minor offenses, who are striving to get jobs to support themselves and their families.
C. Anthony Muse
Senator C. Anthony Muse
Muse served three terms in the Maryland Senate where he sat on the Judicial Proceedings Committee, Joint Committee on Children, Youth and Families, and the Joint Committee on Health Care Delivery and Finance Committee. He chaired the Joint Committee on Fair Practices and State Personnel Oversight and is former chair of the Prince George’s County Senate Delegation.
Muse served four years in the House of Delegates where he sat on the powerful Ways and Means Committee, The Task Force to Study County Property Tax Setoffs and Related Fiscal Issues. He co-chaired the Task Force on the Education of Homeless Children and Youth and served on the Task Force to Study Group Homes, Education & Placement.
Muse served on the National Conference of State Legislatures and served three terms as a Maryland state ethics commissioner.
He is senior pastor of the Ark of Safety Christian Church of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, presiding prelate of Ark United Christian Community Churches International and serves on the Board of Bishops of Kingdom Fellowship Covenant Ministries of Towson, Maryland.
Muse holds a doctorate degree in church and community development from Howard University, a Master of Divinity from Wesley Theological Seminary and a Bachelor of Arts in history from Morgan State University. He’s a proud brother and member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Bowie/Mitchellville (MD) Alumni Chapter. He is married to Pat Lawson Muse, a veteran news anchor for NBC4-TV in Washington, D.C.