Member of Senate, January 12, 2011 to January 9, 2019. Majority Whip, 2017-19. Member, Budget and Taxation Committee, 2011-19 (health & human services subcommittee, 2011-19; pensions subcommittee, 2013-19); Joint Committee on Health Care Delivery and Financing, 2011-14; Joint Committee on Federal Relations, 2011-19; Special Joint Committee on Pensions, 2013-19. Chair, Spending Affordability Committee, 2014-19. Senate Chair, Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review, 2015-19. Member, Legislative Policy Committee, 2017-19. Senate Vice-Chair, Montgomery County Delegation, 2014-19. Member, Health Policy Committee, Eastern Regional Conference, Council of State Governments, 2016-19.
Member, State Prosecutor Selection and Disabilities Commission, 2019-.
Member of House of Delegates, representing District 19, Montgomery County, January 10, 2007 to January 12, 2011. Member, Economic Matters Committee, 2007-11 (business regulation subcommittee, 2007-11; property & casualty insurance subcommittee, 2007-11; consumer protection & commercial law subcommittee, 2007-11). Vice-Chair, County Affairs Committee, Montgomery County Delegation, 2007-11. Member, Maryland BioTech Caucus, 2007-; Maryland Educators Caucus, 2007-; Maryland Veterans Caucus, 2007-.
Member, Task Force to Implement Holocaust, Genocide, Human Rights and Tolerance Education, 2007-08; State Advisory Council on Hereditary and Congenital Disorders, 2009-15.
Legislative Director to U.S. Representative Sanford D. Bishop, Jr., of Georgia, 2002-07. Senior Counsel to U.S. Representative Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas, 2001-02. Staff, U.S. House of Representatives Homeland Security Task Force, 2001-06. Staff/Organizer, Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference, 2001-06. Legal extern, U.S. Representative Jerrold Nadler of New York, 2001. Intern, The White House, Clinton Administration.
Member, Criminal Justice Coordinating Commission, Montgomery County, 2005-06.
Member, Blue Ribbon Task Force on Gun Violence (convened by U.S. Representative Albert R. Wynn), 2007-08; White House Task Force of State Legislators for Health Reform, 2009-.
Born April 26, 1966. Hunter College, B.A. (political science), magna cum laude (member, college senate). Franklin Pierce Law Center, M.I.P., J.D. (intellectual property law). Attorney. Admitted to Maryland Bar; District of Columbia Bar; Supreme Court of the United States; U.S. Court of Appeals for Federal Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for Armed Forces; U.S. Court of Appeals for 3rd Circuit; District of Columbia Court of Appeals. Former classroom para-educator, New York. Former Associate and Of Counsel, Karp, Frosh, Wigodsky & Norwind, P.A. Board member, Democratic Policy Network, 2002-05. Board of Directors, District 19 Democratic Club, 2002-07. Area Coordinator, Montgomery County Democratic Central Committee, 2003-06. Board of Directors, Committee for Montgomery, 2005-06. Community Service Chair, Congressional Jewish Staff Association, 2005-07. President, B'nai B'rith Capital Region Council, 2005-2008. Board of Directors, B'nai B'rith Chesapeake Bay Region, 2008-. Board of Directors, Reaching Out to Others Together (ROOT), 2007-. Member, National Steering Committee, Leadership Conference on Guaranteed Health Care, 2009-. Original signatory, State Legislators for Single-Payer (HR 676), 2009. Board of Directors, Montgomery Hospice, 2011-13. Robert J. Thompson Eastern Leadership Academy, Eastern Regional Conference, Council of State Governments. Member, Rossmoor Kiwanis Club. Board of Directors, AGWG (Allanwood, Gayfields, Willson Hills, Gaywood Estates) Civic Association. Former director and vice-president, Kemp Mill Civic Association. Civic Leadership Award, Kemp Miller Civic Association, 2005. Legislator of the Year, Washington, DC, Building and Construction Trades Council (AFL-CIO), 2008, 2012. Champion of Working Families, Progressive Maryland Education Fund, 2008. Consumer Rights Hall of Fame, Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition, 2010. Certificate of Appreciation, Maryland United for Peace and Justice, 2010. Adrian Theophilus Westney Religious Freedom Award, Columbia Union Conference, 2012. Honorary member, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW Local 26, AFL-CIO), 2012. Award for Excellence, Local no. 5, Plumbers and Gasfitters United Association, 2013. Shofar Award, Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy, 2013. Legislator of the Year, Maryland Anesthesiologists Association, 2014. Distinguished Legislative Serivce Award, National Federation of the Blind of Maryland, 2014. Legislative Achievement Award, Local no. 1664, International Association of Fire Fighters, 2015. Certificate of Appreciation, U.S. Department of Defense, 2016. Recognition Award, Maryland Fraternal Order of Police, 2017. Recognition Award, Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association, 2017. Honorary member, Local no. 602, United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry, 2018. Certificate of Appreciation, Engage Mountain Maryland. Member, Temple Emanuel, Kensington, Maryland. Married.
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