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[photo, Thomas L. Bromwell, State Senator] THOMAS L. BROMWELL
Democrat, District 8, Baltimore County & Baltimore City



Member of Senate, 1983 to May 24, 2002, representing District 8 (Baltimore County & Baltimore City). Chair, Finance Committee, 1995-2002 (member, 1983-2002; unemployment insurance benefits-adjustment work group, 1999-2002). Member, Joint Committee on Hospital Cost Review; Joint Committee on Professional Sports; Joint Committee on Management of Public Funds, 1983-90; Joint Committee on the Ports, 1985-86; Juvenile Services Initiative Oversight Committee, 1987. Majority Whip, 1987-90. Senate Chair, Workers' Compensation Benefit and Insurance Oversight Committee, 1987-94. Member, Executive Nominations Committee, 1987-2002; Special Joint Subcommittee on Horse Racing, 1990; Joint Expenditure Study Group on Education and Human Resources, 1991; Joint Subcommittee on Unemployment Insurance Taxation and Charging, 1991-92; Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics, 1991-94; Senate Redistricting Committee. Chair, Rules Committee, 1991-95 (member, 1991-2002). Member, Special Joint Committee on Energy Pricing, 1992; Joint Oversight Committee on Juvenile Services Initiatives, 1992-94; Joint Committee on State Economic Development Initiatives, 1995-96; Legislative Policy Committee, 1995-2002 (management subcommittee); Spending Affordability Committee, 1995-2002; Special Committee on Gaming, 2001-02; Senate Committee on Redistricting, 2001-02; Joint Committee on the Selection of the State Treasurer, 2002. Chair, Baltimore County Delegation, 1985-94. Member, Southern Legislative Conference of State Governments. Resigned from Senate effective May 24, 2002.

Member, House of Delegates, 1979-83, representing District 9 (Baltimore County). Member, Constitutional and Administrative Law Committee, 1979-83.

Member, Governor's Housing Task Force, 1983; Governor's Task Force on Hazardous Waste Initiatives, 1984. Chair, Special Advisory Commission on Professional Sports and the Economy, 1986-87 (member, 1984-87); Interdepartmental Committee on Mandated Health Insurance Benefits, 1990-91; Task Force on the Charles H. Hickey, Jr. School, 1991; Governor's Commission on Baltimore City Automobile-Insurance Rate Reduction, 1995; Governor's Commission on Summer Youth Employment, 1996; Task Force on National Association of Stock-Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) Motor Sports, 1996-97. Board of Directors, Maryland School for the Blind, 1996-2003. Co-Chair, Task Force to Study Retail Electric Competition and the Restructuring of the Electric Utility Industry, 1997-98. Member, Commission to Study Ways to Improve the Financial Viability of the Racing Industry, 1997-99. Board of Trustees, Maryland Health Care Foundation, 1997-2002. Member, Maryland Tourism Development Board, 1998-2002; Governor's Task Force to Study the Injured Workers' Insurance Fund, 1999-2000. Chief Executive Officer, Injured Workers' Insurance Fund, 2002-06.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, March 9, 1949. Attended Baltimore Polytechnic Institute; Essex Community College, A.A. (business), 1972. Served in Maryland Air Guard and U.S. Air Force. Board of Directors, First Mariner Bancorp, 2002-07. Member, Baltimore County Civic and Social Club; Overlea-Fullerton Recreation Council; American Legion; Catholic War Veterans; Save-A-Heart; Baltimore Polytechnic Institute and Essex Community College Alumni Associations; National Football Foundation, Baltimore Chapter. Sponsor, Handicapped Boy Scout Troop 730. Member, 8th District Democratic clubs. Legislator Recognition Award, Maryland Association of Counties, 1984. First Citizen Award, Maryland Senate, 2002. Member, St. Joseph's Parish. Five children.


On July 24, 2007, Mr. Bromwell pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to racketeering conspiracy and filing a false tax return. He was sentenced on November 16, 2007, to seven years in prison, followed by three-years supervised release. On July 1, he reported to Devens Federal Medical Center in north central Massachusetts. In February 2013, he was released from the Federal Correctional Institution in Morgantown, West Virginia, into a community reintegration program.

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