Member of House of Delegates, December 16, 1999 to January 14, 2015. Member, Ways and Means Committee, 1999-2003 (finance resources subcommittee, 1999-2000; transportation subcommittee, 2001-03); Special Committee on Higher Education Affordability and Accessibility, 2003-04. Deputy Majority Whip, 2003-07. Member, Appropriations Committee, 2003-15 (oversight committee on pensions, 2003-15; capital budget subcommittee, 2004-15; public safety & administration subcommittee, 2004; chair, oversight committee on personnel, 2004; member, 2007-15; chair, health & human resources subcommittee, 2004-06; chair, education & economic development subcommittee, 2007-15, member, 2003-15); Joint Committee on the Management of Public Funds, 2004-07. Chair, Spending Affordability Committee, 2007-15. Chair, House Emergency Medical Services Work Group, 2009-12. Co-Chair, Business Climate Work Group, 2013-15. Member, Maryland Economic Development and Business Climate Commission, 2014-16. House Chair, St. Mary's County Delegation, 2004-15. Member, Maryland Rural Caucus, 2002-15; Maryland Bicycle and Pedestrian Caucus, 2003-15; Maryland Veterans Caucus, 2005-15.
Member, Interagency Committee on School Construction, 2015-; 21st Century School Facilities Commission, 2016-17; Spending Affordability Committee, 2017-.
Born in Leonardtown, Maryland, September 12, 1958. Attended Little Flower School, Great Mills, Maryland; St. Mary's Ryken High School, Leonardtown, Maryland; Towson State University, B.S. (finance), 1981. Legislative Assistant to U.S. Representative Roy P. Dyson, 1981-87. Senior Staff, Tracor Applied Sciences, Inc., 1987-91. Project Analyst and Operations Manager, SFA, Inc., 1991-93. Senior Advisor to U.S. Representative Steny H. Hoyer, 2000-15 (district director, 1993-2000). Consultant, Cornerstone Government Affairs, 2015-. Past member, Board of Directors, St. Mary's County Historical Society; Historic Sotterley, Inc.; Lexington Park Volunteer Rescue Squad, Inc. John R. Hargreaves Distinguished Legislative Fellow Award, Institute for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement, Salisbury University, 2013. Married; three children.
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