Keanuú will be the first out elected official in Annapolis history!
Keanuú Smith-Brown (KSB) is the eldest of six siblings and a first-generation college graduate. He was born in Annapolis, Maryland, and survived histiocytosis (a cancerous disease) at the age of two, after undergoing months of chemotherapy and radiation. Keanuú was raised by his mother, Tameka Smith, in the communities of Admiral Farragut, Eastport Terrace, Admiral Oaks, and in various parts of Calvert County.
Keanuú began his college career at the College of Southern Maryland. After being elected President of the Student Association in the fall semester of 2013, he took on the role of Student Government Association (SGA) Vice President. In spring 2015, Keanuú transferred to the University of Baltimore, where he was elected Senator of the SGA in the fall. During his senatorial tenure, in 2016, he was elected Speaker of the Senate, as well as a District 3 Delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 2016/2020. Keanuú was also elected Vice President of the SGA from 2017-2018.
In December 2017, Keanuú graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Government and Public Policy and a minor in Philosophy. From 2019-2020, he was the scholarship manager and legislative assistant for District 30A Maryland State Delegates Alice Cain and Dana Jones. Keanuú served as President of the District 30 Democratic Club from 2020-2021 and, from 2019-2021, served on the Board of Directors.