[photo, James E. DeGrange, Sr., Maryland State Senator] JAMES E. (ED) DeGRANGE, SR.
Democrat, District 32, Anne Arundel County

Member of Senate since January 13, 1999. Member, Budget and Taxation Committee, 1999, 2003- (health, education, & human resources subcommittee, 1999; pensions subcommittee, 2003-06; chair, public safety, transportation & environment subcommittee, 2003-; chair, capital budget subcommittee, 2007-, member, 2003-); Joint Committee on Protocol, 1999-. Member, Executive Nominations Committee, 2003- (vice-chair, 2007-15); Spending Affordability Committee, 2003- (senate chair, 2011-14); Legislative Policy Committee, 2008-; Senate Committee on Reapportionment and Redistricting, 2011-; Joint Committee on Gaming Oversight, 2013-. Vice-Chair, Rules Committee, 2015-. Senate Chair, Joint Committee on Legislative Information Technology and Open Government, 2015-. Member, Joint Subcommittee on Program Open Space and Agricultural Land Preservation, 1999-2006; Finance Committee, 2000-02; Joint Technology Oversight Committee, 2000-03; Special Committee on Gaming, 2001; Senate Committee on Redistricting, 2001-02; Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review, 2002-03. Majority Whip, 2003-06. Member, Joint Committee on the Selection of the State Treasurer, 2003, 2007; Special Joint Committee on Pensions, 2004-06; Joint Commission on the Maryland Port Administration, 2005-06; Joint Committee on Base Realignment and Closure, 2007-11; Joint Legislative Work Group to Study State, County and Municipal Fiscal Relationships, 2009-10. Co-Chair, Special Joint Commission on Public Safety and Security in State and Local Correctional Facilities, 2013. Chair, Anne Arundel County Senate Delegation, 2001-02. Member, Maryland Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus, 2001-; Maryland Veterans Caucus, 2004-. Member, National Conference of State Legislatures (transportation committee, 2004-; budgets & revenue committee, 2007-); Southern Legislative Conference (economic development, transportation & cultural affairs committee, 2008-; fiscal affairs & government operations committee, 2008-).

Member, State Lottery Commission, 1991-99. Member, Anne Arundel County Council, 1994-98. Member, Task Force to Ensure Utility Services, 1999-2000; Council on Management and Productivity, 1999-2003; Task Force on Gasoline Zone-Pricing in Maryland, 2000-01; Task Force to Evaluate the Development and Construction of a Magnetic Levitation (MAGLEV) Transportation System in Maryland Between Baltimore and the District of Columbia, 2002-03; Drug Treatment Court Commission, 2003-06; Task Force on Parking for Individuals with Disabilities, 2004; Task Force on the Exemption of Law Enforcement Officers' Pensions from Taxation, 2004-05; Task Force on Missing Vulnerable Adults, 2004-05; Task Force on Lending Equity within Financial Institutions Providing State Depository Services, 2005; Transit Funding Study Steering Committee, 2006-07; Capital Debt Affordability Committee, 2007-; Statewide Interoperability Executive Committee, 2008-; State Center Executive Committee, 2009-; Joint Legislative and Executive Commission on Oversight of Public/Private Partnerships, 2011-12. Co-Chair, Maryland Commission on Cybersecurity Innovation and Excellence, 2011-12. Member, Transportation Committee, 2011-, Eastern Regional Conference, Council of State Governments; Communications Tax Reform Commission, 2012-13; Local Development Council, Anne Arundel County, 2012-. Co-Chair, Commission on the Establishment of a Maryland Educators Service Memorial, 2013-.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, September 24, 1949. Graduated Glen Burnie High School, Glen Burnie, Maryland. Attended Anne Arundel Community College. Served in U.S. Army Reserve, 1968-74. Vice-President, DeGrange Lumber Co., Inc., 1968-95. President, DeGrange Enterprises, Inc., 1996-2000. Manager, Community Development and Business Relations, Baltimore Washington Medical Center, 2000-. Member, Glen Burnie Improvement Association, 1970- (board of directors, 1985-89). Board of Directors, Glen Burnie Mutual Savings Bank, 1983- (secretary-treasurer, 1990-95; president, 1995-). Member, Rotary Club of Glen Burnie, 1984- (board of directors, 1987-89; president, 1992-93). Board of Directors, Baltimore-Washington Medical Center Foundation (formerly North Arundel Hospital Foundation Board), 1993-99. Member, Advisory Board, Salvation Army, 1995-98. President, Take Back Our Streets, Inc., 1995- (member, 1992-). Member, Anne Arundel Community College Foundation, 1996-2000. Youth baseball coach, Glen Burnie Boys Baseball and Harundale Youth Sports League, 1976-89. Member, Knights of Columbus, Holy Trinity Council no. 3414. Paul Harris Fellow Award, Rotary Club of Glen Burnie, 2000. Outstanding Employer Partner, Maryland Chamber of Commerce, 2005. Recognition Award, Maryland Association of Counties, 2007. Outstanding Legislator of the Year, Maryland Business for Responsive Government, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011. Distinguished Legislator Award, Maryland Municipal League, 2009 (certificate of appreciation, 2008, 2010, 2011). Alumni Wall of Honor, Glen Burnie High School, 2011. Significant Public Service Award, Rotary Club of Glen Burnie, 2012. Champion of Education Award, Maryland Council for American Private Education, 2013. Presidential Champion of Education Award, Maryland PTA, 2013. Friend of the Eagle, Baltimore Area Council of Boy Scouts of America, 2013. Housing Champion Award, Anne Arundel Affordable Housing Coalition, 2013. Member, Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Married; three children; nine grandchildren.

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