Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Janice Piccinini
MSA SC 3520-12326


Born in Baltimore, December 16, 1945.  Attended Seton High School, Baltimore; Frostburg State University, B.S., 1967; The Johns Hopkins University,
M.L.A., 1974.

General Assembly:
Maryland State Senate, Legislative District 10 (Baltimore County), 1991-94. Democrat.  Member, Judicial Proceedings Committee, 1991-92; Budget and Taxation Committee, Health Education and Human Resources Subcommittee, 1993-94; Joint Committee on Federal Relations; Advisory Commission on Federal-State-Local Relations.  Chair, Women Legislators' Legislative Committee. Organized fifty women's groups to draft and pass the state's first anti-stalking bill and the 1994 comprehensive domestic violence bill.

Private Career and Other Public Service:
Teacher, Baltimore County Public Schools, 1967-79.  Realtor since 1974.  Member, National Organization for Women, 1975-.  President, Chief Executive and
Administrative Officer, Teachers Association of Baltimore County, 1979-81.  President, Chief Administrative Officer, Maryland State Teachers Association,
1981-85.  Member, Public Sector Labor Relations Board of Maryland, 1983-85.  Member of Platform Committee of and Delegate to the National Democratic Convention, 1984.  Member, Congresswoman Helen D. Bentley's Education and Academy Review Committee, 1984-92.  Consultant to corporations, government
agencies/organizations on education partnerships and Export Enterprise, Whitehouse & Shapiro Inc.  Owner, partner, real estate corporations, 1985-91.  Original
member, Maryland Stadium Authority, 1986-88.  Member, Maryland State Democratic Central Committee, 1987-90.  National Organization of Women Legislators, 1991-.  Consultant for Development in the Caribbean Region 1995-.  Advisor to Maryland Department of Agriculture for trade enhancement with Caribbean Region.  Advisory member to Georgetown University Caribbean Task Force.  Member of the board of directors, AIDS Interfaith Residential Services, 1995-99.  Outstanding Leadership Award, University of Maryland Chapter, Phi Delta Kappa, 1983; American Award, Maryland Order of Sons of Italy, 1983; Educator of the Year Award, Maryland Association of Elementary School Principals, 1985; Public Service Award, American Committee on Italian Migration Award, 1986; Lillie Carroll Jackson Distinguished Service to Minorities Award, 1986; Outstanding Contributions to Minority Affairs Award, MSTA, 1986; Public Service Award, Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem, 1994.  Dive Master, Professional Association of Diving Instructors, 1996-.  Member, Society of Senates Past.

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