Dilip Paliath is a partner at law firm in Baltimore. He was the chief counsel in Republican Governor Bob Ehrlich’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention. He got the mandate from the people for legalizing slot machine gambling in Maryland and outlined a plan to pressure local governments to help him pass the proposal through a General Assembly controlled by Democrats. Paliath spelt out the second priority on his legislative agenda as charter schools, which provide an alternative to parents, and students who may be stuck in poor performance schools.Dilip attended the Calvert Hall College High School in Towson and graduated as Valedictorian. He graduated from Boston College with a B.A. in Political Science and attended University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville.Dilip’s parents are from the state of Kerala in India. He was born and brought up in Baltimore where he lives. Paliath is married to Tracey, who is assistant director, Baltimore City Department of Social Services and oversees all welfare programs. They have a 17-month-old daughter Hannah.