Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Sheila E. Hixson
MSA SC 3520-12241

Biography:

Born in L'Anse, Michigan, February 9, 1933.  Northern State Teachers College, B.A.

General Assembly:
House of Delegates, Legislative District 20 (D), Montgomery County, 1976-.  House chair, Joint Committee on Federal Relations, 1987-92.  Member, Advisory Commission on Federal-State-Local Relations, 1987-92.  Chair, Ways and Means Committee, 1993-.  Member, Rules and Executive Nominations Committee, 1993-; Legislative Policy Committee; Management Subcommittee, 1993-; Joint Audit Committee (formerly Budget and Audit Committee), 1993-; Spending Affordability Committee, 1993-; Joint Task Force on Maryland's Procurement Law, 1993-94; Joint Protocol Committee, 1993-98; Joint Transportation Financing Committee (Transportation 2000), 1994; Joint Committee on State Economic Development Initiatives, 1995-96; Special Joint Task Force on Transportation, 1995; Joint Committee on the Selection of the State Treasurer, 1996.  Chair, Special Joint Committee on Competitive Taxation and Economic Development, 1996-97.  Member, Bi-County Committee, Montgomery County Delegation.  Member, Women Legislators of Maryland; National Conference of State Legislatures; Budget and Protocol Committees.

Private Career and Other Public Service:
Head Start teacher, Detroit, Michigan, 1960-62.  Campaign manager and aide to U.S. Representative William D. Ford of Michigan.  Administrative assistant, Democratic National Committee.  Member, Forest Land Task Force, 1981-84; Mosquito Control Committee, 1982-83; Governor's Task Force on Time-Sharing, 1983-84; Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect, 1983-85; Governor's Council on Child Abuse and Neglect, 1986-99; Work Force Investment Board, 1988-95; Governor's Commission on Competitive Forces Facing Maryland's Horse-Racing Industry, 1994; Joint Executive-Legislative Task Force to Study Commercial Gaming Activities in Maryland, 1995; Task Force on Education Funding Equity, Accountability, and Partnerships, 1997-98; Task Force to Study Retail Electric Competition and the Restructuring of the Electric Utility Industry, 1997-98; Commission to Study Ways to Improve the Financial Viability of the Racing Industry, 1997-99; Commission on Transportation Investment, 1999; Commission on Education Finance, Equity, and Excellence, 1999-.  Member, Montgomery County Democratic Central Committee; National Capital Democratic Club; Women's National Democratic Club; Women's Suburban Democratic Club; Eastern Montgomery, Kensington, Wheaton Democratic Club.  Member, Plowmen and Fishermen; National Organization for Women (NOW); National Professional and Business Women's Organization; National Association of Sunday School Instructors.

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