Member of House of Delegates, January 14, 1987 to January 8, 2003. Member, Constitutional and Administrative Law Committee, 1987-92; Judiciary Committee, 1992-2003 (chair, civil law & procedure subcommittee, 1994-2003). Deputy Majority Whip, 1993-98. Chair, County Affairs Committee, Montgomery County Delegation, 1994-2003. Chair, Intergovernmental Affairs Committee, Southern Legislative Conference, 1999-2000.
Member, Governor's Task Force on Administrative Hearing Officers, 1987-88; Advisory Council to the Motion Picture and Television Development Office, 1995; Commission on Juvenile Justice Jurisdiction, 1998-2001; State Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy, 2001-03. Director, Professional Standards, 2003, and Policy and Program Development, 2004-05, Department of Juvenile Services. Member, Maryland State Board of Contract Appeals, 2006-15.
Born in Washington, DC, September 29, 1953. Attended Montgomery County public schools; Springbrook High School, Silver Spring, Maryland, 1971; Duke University, B.A., cum laude, 1975 (varsity letter; political science honors). Law clerk to Judge Peter H. Wolf, District of Columbia Superior Court, 1979-80. National Law Center, George Washington University, J.D., 1980 (recipient, George Washington award; chair, student dean search committee; editor-in-chief, The Advocate). Admitted to the bars of three jurisdictions, including Maryland, 1980. Attorney. Member or former member, American, Montgomery County, Prince George's County and District of Columbia Bar Associations; Maryland Trial Lawyers Association; Plaintiffs' Trial Lawyers Association. President, Eastern Montgomery, Kensington, Wheaton Democratic Club, 1989-90. Married; two children.
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