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Member, Special Advisory Commission on Professional Sports and the Economy, 1987-88; Task Force on the Maryland Prepaid-Tuition Savings Program, 1996. Co-Chair, Task Force on Funding for the Maryland School for the Deaf, 1996. Member, Partnership for Workforce Quality Advisory Board, 1996-2003; Judith P. Hoyer Blue Ribbon Commission on the Financing of Early Child Care and Education, 2000-01; State Interagency Coordinating Council [for Infants and Toddlers Program], 2000-03; 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. Board of Trustees, Maryland Health Care Foundation, 2002-04. Member, Capital Debt Affordability Committee, 2003-07. Co-Chair, Task Force to Study Retiree Health-Care Funding Options, 2005. Member, Commission to Study Local Maintenance of Effort (for education funding), 2005-07; Commission to Develop the Maryland Model for Funding Higher Education, 2007-09. Co-Chair, Blue Ribbon Commission to Study Retiree Health-Care Funding Options, 2007-09. Member, Legislative Advisory Council, 2008-14, Southern Regional Education Board; Maryland Health Care Reform Coordinating Council, 2010, 2011-15; Long-Term Care Work Group, Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene, 2010-11; Work Group to Consider Gaming Expansion, 2012. Board of Directors, University of Maryland Medical System Corporation, 2012-.
Member, House of Delegates, representing District 14B, Howard and Montgomery Counties, January 12, 1983 to January 14, 1987. Member, Economic Matters Committee, 1983-87; Savings and Loan Oversight Committee, 1986.
Member, Task Force on Real Property Closing Costs, 1985-86.
Member, Financial Disclosure Commission, Howard County, 1980-82.
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, July 18, 1945. Attended Baltimore City public schools; Howard County Senior High School, Ellicott City, Maryland; Western Maryland College, B.A., 1967. Member, Howard County Democratic State Central Committee, 1978-82. Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention, 1996. Board of Directors, Howard County Association of Retarded Citizens; Howard County Housing Alliance; Greater Howard County Chamber of Commerce, 1976-82 (president, 1980). Board of Trustees, Howard County Conservancy, 2013-. Member, Howard County General Hospital Advisory Board. Legislative Leadership Award, The Arc of Maryland, 2008. Municipal Super Star, Maryland Municipal League, 2011 (certificate of appreciation, 2008, 2009, 2010). Presidents Award, Maryland Independent College and University Association, 2009. Legislator of the Year, Mental Health Association of Maryland, 2012. Champion for Real Lives, Developmental Disabilities Coalition, 2013. Public Supporter of the Year, Maryland Food Bank, 2014. First Citizen Award, Maryland Senate, 2015. John R. Hargreaves Distinguished Legislative Fellow, Salisbury University, 2016. Married; five children.
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