HENRY B. (HANK) HELLER
Democrat, District 19, Montgomery County
Member of House of Delegates, January 14, 1987 to January 12, 2011. Member, Ways and Means Committee, 1987-96, 1999-2006 (transportation subcommittee, 1999-2000; tax & revenue subcommittee, 2001-03; education subcommittee, 2003-, chair, 1994-96; election law subcommittee, 2003-04; children & youth subcommittee, 2004-06); Special Joint Committee on the Medical Assistance Program, 1988-92; Joint Expenditure Study Group on Education and Human Resources, 1991. Co-Chair, Joint Study Group on Education and Local Government Revenues, 1991. Member, Spending Affordability Committee, 1991-94. House Chair, Advisory Commission on Federal-State-Local Relations, 1993-94. Member, Special Committee on School Enrollment Management, 1996-97. House Chair, Joint Committee on the Management of Public Funds, 1995-2011. House Chair, Joint Committee on Federal Relations, 1996-2006, 2007-11 (member, 1989-95, 2007-11). Member, Appropriations Committee, 1997-99, 2007-11 (health & human resources subcommittee, 1997-99; capital budget subcommittee, 1999; vice-chair, oversight committee on pensions, 1998-99; education & economic development subcommittee, 2007-11, vice-chair, 2009-11; oversight committee on pensions, 2007-11; capital budget subcommittee, 2009-11). Member, Special Joint Committee on Pensions, 1999, 2007-11. Member, Special Committee on Higher Education Affordability and Accessibility, 2003-04. Member, Land Use and Transportation Committee, Montgomery County Delegation, 2007-11 (vice-chair, delegation, 1991-93; chair, bi-county committee, 1999-2000; vice-chair, county affairs committee, 2003-04, member, transportation committee, 2005-07). Member, Maryland Green Caucus, 1996-2011; Maryland Fire, Rescue, and EMS Caucus, 2003-11; Maryland Bicycle and Pedestrian Caucus, 2004-11; Maryland Educators Caucus, 2005-11; Maryland Labor Caucus, 2005-11. Member, National Conference of State Legislatures (education committee).
Member, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (metropolitan development policy committee), 1989-90; Governor's Commission on Black Males (chair, education subcommittee), 1990-95. Chair, Governor's Commission on Disruptive Youth, 1993-94. Member, Partnership Policy Council on Block Grants, 1996-98; Special Committee to Study Issues Related to Class-Size Reduction, 1998-99; Task Force on the Privatization of the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, 1998-99; Southern Regional Education Board, 1998-2011 (legislative advisory council, 1998-2011; executive committee, 2002-11; finance committee, 2005-11); Montgomery County School Board Composition Task Force, 2000-01; Community College Students with Disabilities Task Force, 2005.
Born in Washington, DC, August 14, 1941. Attended Walter Johnson High School, Bethesda, Maryland; Montgomery College, A.A., 1962; Frostburg State College, B.S., 1964; Virginia Polytechnic Institute, M.A., 1982, Ed.D., 1985. Management and budget specialist, Montgomery County Public Schools. Member, Wheaton Citizens Advisory Board. President, Montgomery County Education Association; Montgomery College Alumni Association; Wheaton Woods Citizens Association; Aspen Hill Civic Association. Recipient of awards from Phi Delta Kappa; Alpha Psi Omega. Married; two children.
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