Member of House of Delegates, January 13, 1999 to January 9, 2019. Member, Judiciary Committee, 1999-2002 (gaming law & enforcement subcommittee, 1999-2002); Appropriations Committee, 2002-09 (health & human resources subcommittee, 2002-03; oversight committee on personnel, 2002-09; capital budget subcommittee, 2003-09; chair, public safety & administration subcommittee, 2007-09, vice-chair, 2003-06); Economic Matters Committee, 2009-19 (consumer protection & commercial law subcommittee, 2009-10; public utilities subcommittee, 2009-19; chair, alcoholic beverages subcommittee, 2011-19). Member, Special Committee on Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 1999-2006; Joint Audit Committee, 2002-15 (house vice-chair, 2003-05; house chair, 2005-06); Joint Committee on the Selection of the State Treasurer, 2003, 2007. Chair, Montgomery County Delegation, 2002-07 (member, county affairs committee, 1999-2010; land use & transportation committee, 2011-14; land use, transportation, & public safety committee, 2015-19). Member, Maryland Educators Caucus, 2005-19; Maryland Veterans Caucus, 2005-19. Member, National Conference of State Legislatures (education committee, past vice-chair).
Born in Elkins, West Virginia, October 16, 1950. Attended South Hagerstown High School, Hagerstown, Maryland; Towson State University, B.S. (mathematics & secondary education), 1972; Western Maryland College, M.Ed. (administration), 1982. Math teacher, Interdisciplinary resource teacher, Team Leader, 1972-99, and Instructional Specialist, Secondary Mathematics, 1999-2002, Montgomery County Public Schools, (retired 2002). Former member, Board of Directors, Montgomery County Education Association (member at large, 1978-88; treasurer, 1988-92; vice-president, 1992-98). Board of Directors, Montgomery County Teachers Federal Credit Union, 1983-87; Maryland State Teachers Association, 1989-90, 1991-95, 1996-2000; Hadley Farms Community Association, 1992-93. Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention, 2000. Former secretary, Legislative District 39 Democratic Caucus; former chair, Precinct 1-04, Legislative District 39. Certificate of Appreciation, Maryland Municipal League, 2007, 2008, 2011. Married; two children.
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