Member of Senate, January 8, 2003 to January 9, 2019. Member, Judicial Proceedings Committee, 2003-04, 2007-19; Joint Committee on Federal Relations, 2003-06; Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review, 2003-15; Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee, 2004-06 (environment subcommittee, 2004-06; ethics & election law subcommittee, 2004-06); Special Committee on Substance Abuse, 2007-13; Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics, 2015-17; Executive Nominations Committee, 2015-19. Senate Chair, Baltimore County Delegation, 2016-19. Member, Maryland Bicycle and Pedestrian Caucus, 2004-19. Member, National Conference of State Legislatures (law & criminal justice committee, 2005-19; legislative effectiveness & state government committee, 2005-1907; legislative effectiveness committee, 2007-19).
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, February 22, 1964. Attended Pikesville High School, Pikesville, Maryland; University of North Carolina at Greensboro, B.A. (political science), 1986; University of Maryland, College Park, M.A. (government & politics), 1990. Legislative analyst, Maryland Senate President, 1989. Lobbyist, Baltimore County, 1990-91. Campaign manager, American Joe Miedusiewski, 1993-94. Political science instructor, Catonsville Campus, Community College of Baltimore County, 1990-98; Towson University, 1994-. Insurance broker, 2000-. Former business owner (real estate company). Senior political writer, Baltimore Magazine, 1994-2001. Advisory Board, Maryland Center for Character Education. Legislator of the Year, Maryland State's Attorneys Association, 2003. Legislator of the Year, American Institute of Architects, 2004. Outstanding Community Hero, Baltimore Child Abuse Center, 2017. Legislative Champion Award, Women Legislators of Maryland, 2018. One child.
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