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Arthur Radford Baker is a compassionate conservative who was born, raised and educated in Maryland. He has lived in Ellicott City for 26 years and in Maryland for 52 years.








I am an attorney, a retired FBI agent and a former Baltimore County Police Officer. During the latter part of my FBI career I was detailed for approximately 5 years to the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security.

After retiring from the FBI after over 30 years service as a Special Agent, 

I was appointed Investigative Counsel on the U.S. House Judiciary Committee and later Senior Investigative Counsel on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee to investigate high profile cases involving the 2016 presidential election.  

I currently serve as an attorney to the Maryland District Court, Court Appointed Attorney Program. In this capacity, I represent indigent defendants at their initial appearance before a magistrate. 

Early Life

Raised in a middle class family that embraced traditional values, I learned early about the value of a good work ethic and the pride that came with earning something for yourself. As soon as I was old enough to apply for a job, I sought employment at an ice cream store. I had borrowed a menu, memorized the dishes and the prices. The manager that interviewed me was amazed that I had taken the time to memorize his menu and hired me on the spot. I walked to work most days, sometimes hitching a ride with my dad in the winter. 


That job allowed me to earn and to save money...and to learn that earning and saving are two distinct tasks. I was able to buy a car, pay my own insurance and stand at the gateway to the wild and wonderful world. I had other odd jobs until my first real job...a dream come appointment to the Baltimore County Police Department. 


I consider my experiences with the Baltimore County Police to be some of my best times. I remain friends with some of the officers from my era and always acknowledge the current officers I encounter. They have a very tough and under appreciated job. I was eventually recruited by the FBI and served there for over 30 years.



When I graduated high school, I selected collegiate pursuits that were affordable and that would not put me in debt or make others pay for my debt. I am a HUGE fan of community college. I attended community college for the first part of my studies obtaining an Associates Degree and certificates in Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice. I subsequently received a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Baltimore and a Master's of Arts degree from UB in Legal and Ethical Studies. I later received a Juris Doctor degree from Michigan State University-Detroit College of Law.

I am currently licensed to practice law in Michigan, Maryland and the District of Columbia. I am also admitted to the Bar of the United States Supreme Court. During the majority of my collegiate life, I attended school at night and worked during the day. I received what turned out to be a world-class education at a fraction of the cost of the big name schools 

and incurred no debt. I absolutely believe in the value of community college and support expanded curriculums there... making college affordable, not a luxury for anyone that wants to pursue that path. I also believe that college is not necessarily for everyone and believe in the value of being educated and skilled in the trades.


A Renaissance Man! 

I am a long time actor and voice-over artist appearing in numerous commercials, films and TV programs. I was a radio announcer in the 1980's. I have recently appeared in 2 PBS historical documentaries and currently voice U.S. Cellular social media commercials. Nationally, I have appeared in commercials for Blue-Emu pain relief cream and Little Caesars Pizza. I have appeared in many crime re-creation dramas. 


One of my favorite commercials promoted Maryland's own...Ocean City. I am currently completing work on a short film thriller, "The Button Killer." As a member of the industry group, Women in Film and Video, I am a former coordinator of their "Talent Roundtable." In this capacity I offered guest speakers in the entertainment industry to audiences of local actors and voiceover artists looking for information on how to advance their careers in this market. I have also appeared in several female written, directed, and produced short films for the D.C. and Baltimore version of the 48 Hour Film Project.

I have served as a consultant to a Hollywood scriptwriting service, fact checking scripts as they relate to congressional, law enforcement and FBI issues. I have earned eligibility for membership in the Screen Actors Guild - American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG/AFTRA). 

I would love to bring more of the film and television industry to Maryland. Maryland is so beautiful and has such a diverse topography and is perfect for filming movies and T.V. shows. In the mid-1980's, I was part of a film project that became an NBC Movie of the Week. It was about the Statue of Liberty. Baltimore's Inner Harbor became the 1880's New York Harbor because it looked more like New York Harbor did when the Statue arrived than the current New York Harbor! Most Marylanders know about Homicide: Life on the Street, The Wire, and House of Cards...but just a few short years ago, many true crime re-creation shows were shot in Maryland. In recent years Atlanta has become a hot bed of film and T.V. shoots. We must make Maryland a friendlier place, not just for the entertainment industry, but for all industries to set up shop...and stay! 

To see some of my work, click the yellow IMDb button at the top or bottom of each page of this website.

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