Marnitta L. King has lived in Capitol Heights since she was an adolescent. For over 40 years, Marnitta has represented Capitol Heights as a scholar, resident, advocate, and most recently as Mayor. Marnitta graduated cum laude from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore with a inter–disciplinary Bachelors of Science Degree in Criminal Justice and Political Science.
Marnitta also received her Juris Doctorate J.D.with honors from the University of Maryland School of Law. In addition, Marnitta is honored to be a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Since 2001, Marnitta has been an active litigating attorney in Maryland and the District of Columbia. With God’s grace,Marnitta has been able to use her education and experience to make Capitol Heights better.
Marnitta was a Capitol Heights council member for two terms, from 2006 to 2014. As a council member, Marnitta chaired the Senior Committee, Business License Committee and Charter and Code Committee. She has taken a personal and active role in enhancing Capitol Heights’ senior citizens’ quality of life by creating options for active seniors.In addition, she has ensured that there is legislation in place to prevent over taxation due to increased property values.
Marnitta has continued to fight for economic development in Capitol Heights, balanced by a sensitivity for neighborhood preservation. While rebranding, marketing and recruiting quality development opportunities in Capitol Heights, Marnitta never lost sight of the citizens needs first. She led the push for legislation that prevented potential developers from overpopulating established communities and providing tax breaks to offset rising prices on preserved housing stock.
Marnitta considers herself an advocate for the people and she has kept them first in all her legislative proposals for the Town. She was elected as Mayor of the Town of Capitol Heights in May 2014.