Member of Senate, January 9, 1991 to January 12, 2011. Member, Economic and Environmental Affairs Committee, 1991; Advisory Commission on Federal-State-Local Relations, 1991-95; Joint Committee on Federal Relations, 1991-98; Judicial Proceedings Committee, 1992-2011; Executive Nominations Committee, 1995-2011; Joint Committee on the Management of Public Funds, 1999-2011. Minority Whip, 2001-02. Member, Special Committee on Substance Abuse, 2001-11; Senate Committee on Redistricting, 2002; Joint Committee on the Selection of the State Treasurer, 2002, 2003, 2007; Rules Committee, 2002-03, 2007-11; Special Commission on Legislative Prayer, 2003; Senate Special Commission on Medical Malpractice Liability Insurance, 2004; Legislative Policy Committee, 2007-11. Senate Co-Chair, Protocol Committee, 2007-11. Chair, Carroll County Delegation, 1995-2011. Member, Maryland Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus, 2001-11; Maryland Rural Caucus, 2002-11; Taxpayers Protection Caucus, 2003-11. Member, National Conference of State Legislatures (legislative effectiveness committee, 2007-11).
Born in Woodbine, Maryland, April 11, 1938. Attended Mount Airy High School; Frederick Community College. Real estate broker and appraiser. Former dairy farmer. Member, Carroll County Future of Agriculture Subcommittee. Member, Maryland Association of Realtors (legislative committee, 1986-90). Chair, Legislative Committee, Carroll County Association of Realtors, 1986-90. Member, American Association of Certified Appraisers; Carroll County Chamber of Commerce; National Federation of Independent Businesses. Director, Bank of Maryland Carroll County. Realtor of the Year, Carroll County Association of Realtors, 1975. Vice-Chair, Church Council, Church of the Open Door, Westminster. Married; four sons, seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren.
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