Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Carol Stoker Petzold
MSA SC 3520-12292

Biography:

Born in St. Louis, Missouri. Valparaiso University, B.S., education.  Married; three children.

General Assembly:
House of Delegates, Legislative District 19 (D), Montgomery County, 1987-2007.  Chair, Special Committee on Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 2006-07 (member, 1993-2007; vice-chair, 1999-2006). Member, Constitutional and Administrative Law Committee, 1987-92; Judiciary Committee, 1992-2007 (chair, criminal justice subcommittee, 2003-07, member, 1995-2007); Protocol Committee, 1995-2007. Deputy Majority Whip, 1999-2002. Member, Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review, 1999-2003. Vice-Chair, Montgomery County Delegation, 1994-2007 (member, transportation committee). Executive Board, Women Legislators of Maryland, 2003-04 (endorsement committee, 2001-07; chair, childcare challenge award committee, 1997-2003). Member, Maryland Bicycle and Pedestrian Caucus, 2003-07; Maryland Veterans Caucus, 2005-07. Member, National Conference of State Legislatures, 1987-2007 (energy & electric utilities committee; member, delegation to Germany, 1995; vice-chair, assembly on federal issues, 1996-97; chair, energy & transportation committee, 1997-98; chair, advisory council on energy, 1997-99; member, delegation to Brazil, 1998; chair, transportation committee, 2004-05; president, women's legislative network, 2004-05).

Private Career and Other Public Service:
Member, State Scholarship Board, 1978-87 (chair, 1985-87). Member, Commission for Children and Youth, Montgomery County, 1979-84; Commission on Councilmanic Redistricting, Montgomery County, 1982. Member, Citizens Advisory Board, Regional Institute for Children and Adolescents - Rockville, 1988-96; National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board of Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, 1989-2007; Task Force on Compensation of Child-Care Providers, 1995-96. Chair, State Advisory Council on Administrative Hearings, 1996-2001 (member, 1990-2007). Member, Maryland Digital Signature Task Force, 1997-98; Virginia-Maryland-District of Columbia Joint Legislative Commission on Interstate Transportation, 2003.

President, Kensington Day Care Council, 1970-74; Montgomery Child Care Association, 1976-78; Kensington Branch, American Association of University Women (AAUW), 1977-79. Member, Montgomery United Way Council, 1981-2000. Board of Directors, Lutheran Social Services, 1980-86; Aspen Hill Civic Association, 1985-; Montgomery Child Care Association, 1989-95, 1999-2004; Aspen Hill Chapter, Friends of the Library, 1994-. Name Grant Honoree, 1971, 1981, and Outstanding Member Award, American Association of University Women (AAUW), 1979. Recognition of Outstanding Commitment to Children, U.S. Dept. of Health, Education, and Welfare, 1980. State Official Award, Governor's Advisory Board on Homelessness, 1994. Mother of the Year, Montgomery Chapter, March of Dimes, 2000. Top 100 Women in Maryland, Daily Record, 2002, 2004. Award of Excellence, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), 2002. Legislative Award, Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence, 2003. Distinguished Legislator Award, Maryland Impaired Driving Coalition, 2003.

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