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[photo, John A. Giannetti, Jr., State Senator] JOHN A. GIANNETTI, JR.
Democrat, District 21, Anne Arundel & Prince George's Counties

Member of Senate, January 8, 2003 to January 10, 2007. Member, Judicial Proceedings Committee, 2003-07; Joint Committee on Federal Relations, 2003-07; Joint Advisory Committee on Legislative Data Systems, 2003-07; Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics, 2003-07; Joint Technology Oversight Committee, 2003-07; Article 27 (crimes & punishments) Revision Committee, 2003-08; Joint Oversight Committee on the Department of Juvenile Services, 2006-07. Member, Maryland Bicycle and Pedestrian Caucus, 2003-07; Maryland Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus, 2003-07. Member, National Conference of State Legislatures (communications, technology & interstate commerce committee).


Member, Task Force to Study Driver Licensing Documentation, 2003-04; State Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy, 2003-07; National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, 2003-07. Chair, College Park Pedestrian Lighting Task Force, 2005. Member, Governor's Work Group on Young Drivers, 2005-07.

Committee analyst and legislative aide, Judiciary Committee, House of Delegates, 1996-99. Member, Board of Appeals, City of Laurel, 1996-99.

Member of House of Delegates, representing District 13B, Howard and Prince George's Counties, January 13, 1999 to January 8, 2003. Member, Judiciary Committee, 1999-2003 (criminal justice subcommittee, 1999-2003). Co-Chair, Rules Committee, Prince George's County Delegation, 1999-2003 (member, bi-county committee, 1999-2003).

Member, Annapolis Mayor's Transportation Transition Team, 2009-10. Chair, Annapolis Transportation Board, 2011-16 (vice-chair, 2010-11; member, 2010-). Chair, Hillman Garage Committee, 2013-15.

Born at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, June 9, 1964. Attended Prince George's County and Carroll County public schools; Westminster High School, Westminster, Maryland; Bucknell University, B.S. (biology), 1986; president, student government; member, Mortarboard Honor Society, Omicron Delta Kappa (leadership fraternity); cofounder & president, Bucknell chapter, Chi Phi Fraternity. University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 1994 (president, student government, 1993; chair, university system student council, 1994). Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1995; District of Columbia Bar, 2002. Associate attorney, Vallario & Collins, 1996-98; Fossett & Brugger, 1998-2001. Attorney, Jackson & Campbell, P.C., Washington, DC, 2001-04. Partner, Renaissance Law Firm, 2004-06. Partner, Leibowitz, Band, & Jezic, 2006-07. President, Law Offices of John Giannetti, 2007-. Member, American and Federal Bar Associations; Maryland State Bar Association (ethics committee, 2011-12; real property, planning & zoning section; state & local government section); Anne Arundel County Bar Association; Howard County Bar Association; Prince George's County Bar Association. Cofounder, Paca Chapter, Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society. Member, Paca-Cawood Inns of Court, 2008-. Chair, Annapolis Democratic Central Committee, 2015-17 (treasurer, 2013-15; member, 2013-). Member, Young Men's Democratic Club of Prince George's County; Columbia Democratic Club; North Prince George's County Democratic Club. Member, Laurel Board of Trade; Friends of Laurel's Historic Main Street. National Executive Board, Chi Phi Fraternity, 1995-. Member, Laurel Jaycees; Sons of the American Legion, Post no. 60, Laurel, Maryland; Patuxent Council, Knights of Columbus; Gatto Lodge, Sons of Italy. Outstanding Student Leader Award, 1993, and Leadership Achievement Award, 1994, University of Maryland, Baltimore. Legislative Excellence Award, Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD), 2002. Distinguished Legislator, Impaired Driving Coalition, 2003. Top legislative award for work on hate crimes legislation, Equality Maryland, 2005. Legislator of the Year, Maryland State Police, 2005. Award of Excellence, College Park Bicycle Coalition, 2006. Parish counsel, Our Lady of the Fields Roman Catholic Church, Millersville, Maryland. Member, St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Annapolis, Maryland.

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