Member, Maryland State Arts Council, 2007-; Maryland Business Tax Reform Commission, 2008-10; Commission to Study the Impact of Immigrants in Maryland, 2008-12; Maryland Commission on Public Art, 2008-; Maryland Council for New Americans, 2009-10; Education Policy Committee, 2011-, Eastern Regional Conference, Council of State Governments; Work Group to Consider Gaming Expansion, 2012. Presidential Elector, Maryland, 2012. Co-Chair, Work Group on Access to Habilitative Services Benefits, 2012-13. Member, Local and Regional Transportation Funding Task Force, 2013; Task Force to Study Implementing a Civil Right to Counsel in Maryland, 2013-14; Maryland School-Based Health Center Policy Advisory Council, 2013-15; Task Force to Study How to Improve Student Achievement in Middle School, 2014-15; Task Force to Study Exemptions from Higher Education Ethics Requirements and Procurement Rules to Facilitate Technology Transfer, 2015-16; Maryland Council on Advancement of School-Based Health Centers, 2015-; Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education, 2016-.
Member of House of Delegates, representing District 18, Montgomery County, January 8, 2003 to January 10, 2007. Member, Appropriations Committee, 2003-07 (education & economic development subcommittee, 2003-07; oversight committee on personnel, 2003-05; juvenile services work group, 2005-07; oversight committee on pensions, 2006-07); Joint Committee on Fair Practices, 2003-07; Special Committee on Higher Education Affordability and Accessibility, 2003-04; Joint Advisory Committee on Legislative Data Systems, 2003-04; Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review, 2004-07. Member, Montgomery County Delegation, 2003-07 (member, bi-county committee, 2003-07). Member, Maryland Bicycle and Pedestrian Caucus, 2003-07; Maryland Green Caucus, 2003-07; Maryland Veterans Caucus, 2006-07.
Member, Governor's Workforce Investment Board, 2004-07; Interagency Steering Committee for Managing for Results, 2005-07.
Member, Partnership Policy Council on Block Grants (Maryland Association of Counties designee), 1996; Public School Construction Program Work Group, (Maryland Association of Counties representative), 2000-01.
Born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, June 16, 1965. Attended Montgomery County public schools; Georgetown Preparatory School, North Bethesda, Maryland; Syracuse University, B.A. (history & Soviet studies), 1987, M.A. (public administration), 1989. Budget analyst, 1989-91, and Senior Staff analyst, 1991-95, Department of Fiscal Services. Legislative analyst, Office of Intergovernmental Relations, Montgomery County, 1995-2002. Chair, Social Justice Council, Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church, 1998-2002. Board of Directors, Free State Justice, 1999-2002 (co-chair, legislative committee, 1999-2002). Precinct vice-chair, Montgomery County Democratic Party, 1999-2002. Member, District 18 Democratic Caucus; Rock Creek Palisades Citizens Association. Certificate of Appreciation, Maryland Municipal League, 2007, 2008, 2009. Legislative Award, The Arc of Maryland, 2009. Consumer Hero, Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition, 2013, 2014. Courageous Leadership Award, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Committee, 2016. Married, two children.
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