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 [Video Lottery] Development Council, Anne Arundel County, 2012-. Co-Chair, Commission on the Establishment of a Maryland Educators Service Memorial, 2013-.
Member, State Lottery Commission, 1991-99. Member, Anne Arundel County Council, 1994-98.
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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