Member of Senate, January 10, 2007 to January 14, 2015. Majority Leader, 2013-15. Member, Budget and Taxation Committee, 2007-15 (chair, health & human services subcommittee, 2011-15, member, 2007; public safety, transportation & environment subcommittee, 2008-11; pensions subcommittee, 2008-15, vice-chair, 2008-10). Deputy Majority Whip, 2007. Assistant Deputy Majority Leader, 2008-13. Senate Chair, Joint Advisory Committee on Legislative Data Systems, 2008-14 (member, 2007-14). Member, Joint Committee on Pensions, 2008-15. Chair, Senate Committee on Reapportionment and Redistricting, 2011-12. Member, Work Group to Review Disclosure Requirements of the Public Ethics Law, 2012-13; Senate Special Committee on Ethics Reform, 2012-15; Joint Committee on Children, Youth, and Families, 2013-15; Legislative Policy Committee, 2013-15; Spending Affordability Committee, 2013-15; Executive Nominations Committee, 2014-15. Senate Chair, Howard County Delegation, 2008-15. Member, National Conference of State Legslatures (communications, financial services & interstate commerce committee, 2007-15; redistricting & elections committee, 2011-15).
County Executive, Howard County, December 1998 to December 4, 2006. Board of Directors, Baltimore Metropolitan Council, 1998-2006 (chair, 2002). Board of Visitors, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland Medical System, 1998-2006. Member, Baltimore Regional Transportation Board, 2000-06; Public Safety Communications Interoperability Governance Work Group, 2003-06.
Chief of Police, Howard County, 1991-98 (police officer, 1966-91).
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, January 18, 1941. Raised in Daniels, Maryland. Attended Howard High School; University College, University of Maryland, B.A. (criminal justice); Hood College, M.A. (administration & management). National Academy, Federal Bureau of Investigation. Senior Management Institute for Police and Leadership, Police Executive Research Forum, Howard County. Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention, 2000. Member, Commission for the Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies, 2003-. Board of Directors, Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore. President, Maryland Association of Counties, 2006 (board of directors, 2002; legislative committee). Member, National Association of Counties (justice & public safety steering committee). Good Scout Award, Baltimore Area Council, Boy Scouts of America, 2001. Senator James Clark, Jr. Award, Howard County Democratic Central Committee, 2002. Preservationist of the Year, Preservation Howard County, 2002. Frank P. Casula Transit Award, Corridor Transportation Corp., 2002. Distinguished Alumnus, University College, University of Maryland, 2002. Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary Foundation of Rotary International, 2002. Regional Visionary Award, Greater Baltimore Committee, 2005. Municipal Super Star, Maryland Municipal League, 2008, 2009 (certificate of appreciation, 2007, 2010, 2011). Maryland Tourism Advocate Award, Maryland Tourism Council, 2009. Recognition Award, Maryland Association of Counties, 2010. Senator James Clark, Jr., Medal, Howard Community College, 2015.
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