Member of House of Delegates, January 10, 1979 to January 8, 2003. Member, Environmental Matters Committee, 1979-92; Special Committee on Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 1987-2003; Economic Matters Committee, 1993-94; Appropriations Committee, 1995-2003 (transportation & the environment, 1995-98; capital budget subcommittee, 1999-2003; vice-chair, health & human resources subcommittee, 1999-2003; vice-chair, oversight committee on program open space & agricultural land preservation, 1999-2003). Deputy Majority Whip, 1995-2003. Member, Joint Committee on Federal Relations, 1995-2003; Joint Subcommittee on Program Open Space and Agricultural Land Preservation, 1995-2003; Special Committee on Rail Mergers, 1997; Joint Committee on Welfare Reform, 1999-2003. Member, County Affairs Committee, Prince George's County Delegation. Member, Women Legislators of Maryland (legislative committee, 1997-2003; executive board, 1999-2000, 2002-03); National Conference of State Legislatures (commerce & communications committee).
Born in New York, New York, 1932. Attended University of Vermont. Board of Directors, Bowie Health Center Foundation, 2002-; Tuttie's Place, Inc., 2002-. Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention, 2008. Past director, Bowie Health Center; Bowie Cultural Arts Commission. Charter member, Bowie Citizens Association; Bowie Women's Club. Member, Girl Scout Advisory Council of the Nation's Capital; Maryland Association of Elected Women. Received awards from: Mental Health Association; Prince George's County School System; American Lung Association; Cancer Society; Maryland Nurses Association; Chesapeake Bay Program of Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission; Ancient Order of Hibernians; Prince George's County Medical Society; Laurel Medical Society; Environmental Policy Institute. Received 100% voting record award, League of Conservation Voters, 1988-2003. Community Service Award, Washington Psychiatric Society. Woman of the Year, Business and Professional Women's Club, 1992. Woman of the Year, Soroptimists International (local & regional chapters), 1996. Star of Telework Award, International Telework Association, 2001. Maryland's Top 100 Women, Daily Record, 2001, 2003, 2005 (Circle of Excellence). Legislative Leadership Award, Maryland Association of Youth Services Bureaus, 2002. Legislator of the Year, Maryland Association of Retarded Citizens, 2002. Legislative Leadership Award, Maryland Association of Community Services, 2002. Legislative Leadership Award, Maryland Municipal League, 2002. Legislator of the Year, Maryland Nurses Association, 2002. Four children; eleven grandchildren.
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