[photo, Karen S. Montgomery, Maryland State Senator] KAREN S. MONTGOMERY
Democrat, District 14, Montgomery County

Member of Senate since January 12, 2011. Member, Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee, 2011- (education subcommittee, 2011-14; ethics & election law subcommittee, 2011-14; labor, licensing, & regulation subcommittee, 2011-14; alcoholic beverages subcommittee, 2012-14; health occupations subcommittee, 2013-14; health subcommittee, 2015-; co-chair, environment subcommittee, 2015-, member, 2011-); Joint Committee on Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Critical Areas, 2015-. Chair, Joint Subcommittee on Program Open Space and Agricultural Land Preservation, 2015-. Member, Joint Committee on Access to Mental Health Services, 2011-14; Joint Committee on Children, Youth, and Families, 2011-15.

Member, Maryland Commission on Disabilities, 2011-; Midwives Work Group (DHMH), 2012; Task Force to Study the Establishment of a Deaf Culture Digital Library, 2012-13; Maryland Botanical Heritage Work Group, 2013-14; Commission on Special Education Access and Equity, 2013-14; Task Force to Study the Impact of Expanding Credit and Noncredit Courses for Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2013-; Commission on the Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Passage of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, 2013-.

Member of House of Delegates, representing District 14, Montgomery County, January 8, 2003 to January 12, 2011. Member, Environmental Matters Committee, 2003-06 (ethics subcommittee, 2003; housing & real property subcommittee, 2003; agriculture, agriculture preservation & open space subcommittee, 2003-06; motor vehicles & transportation subcommittee, 2004-06; local government & bi-county agencies subcommittee, 2005-06; co-chair, electronics recycling work group, 2004); Health and Government Operations Committee, 2007-11 (government operations subcommittee, 2007-11; public health & long-term care subcommittee, 2007-11). Vice-Chair, Land Use and Transportation Committee, Montgomery County Delegation, 2007-11 (member, transportation committee, 2003-07, vice-chair, 2007). Member, Maryland Bicycle and Pedestrian Caucus, 2003-; Maryland Green Caucus, 2003-; Maryland Veterans Caucus, 2005-; Women Legislators of Maryland, 2003- (1st vice-president, 2004-05, 2006-07; 2nd vice-president, 2005-06; chair, endorsement committee, 2006; president-elect, 2007-08; president, 2008-09). Member, National Conference of State Legislatures (agriculture & rural development standing committee, 2005-07; agriculture, environment & energy committee, 2007-; health committee, 2007-).

Member, Task Force on Parking for Individuals with Disabilities, 2004; Governor's Commission for Protecting the Chesapeake Bay through Sustainable Forestry, 2005-06; Task Force to Study the Developmental Disabilities Administration Rate-Payment System, 2007-08; Statewide Commission on the Shortage in the Health Care Workforce, 2007-08; Public Safety Policy Committee, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, 2008; Veterans Behavioral Health Advisory Board, 2008-10; Maryland Commission on Autism, 2009-12; Long-Term Care Reform Work Group (DHMH), 2010.

Former member, Commission on Aging, Montgomery County.

Born in Middletown, New York, August 23, 1935. Attended Western High School, Baltimore, Maryland. Towson University, B.S. (science education); George Washington University, M.F.A., 1976. Faculty member (sculpture & design), Fine Arts Department, George Washington University, 1974-87. Executive Director, The Art Barn Gallery, 1982-85. Public Programs Coordinator, National Building Museum, 1985-86. Assistant Director of Development, National Rehabilitation Hospital, 1987-89. Director of Development, Olney Theatre Center, 1989-94. Executive Director, Arts for the Aging, 1994-96. Director of Personal Giving, Arthritis Foundation, 1996-99. Former member, Brookeville Historic Preservation Committee. Board of Directors, Arts for the Aging; Community Services for Autistic Adults and Children; Montgomery County Community Television. Member, Women's Committee, Washington Ballet. Founding member, Montgomery Women. Certificate of Appreciation, Maryland Municipal League, 2008. Married; three children; four grandchildren.

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