Member of House of Delegates, January 10, 1979 to January 12, 1983, and January 8, 2003 to January 14, 2015. Member, Constitutional and Administrative Law Committee, 1979-83; Judiciary Committee, 2003-15 (chair, estates & trusts subcommittee, 2003-05; chair, civil law & procedure subcommittee, 2005-15); Medical Malpractice Insurance Work Group, 2004; Special Committee on State Employee Rights and Protections, 2005-07; Legislative Policy Committee, 2005-15. Member, Bi-County Agency Committee, Montgomery County Delegation, 2011-15 (vice-chair, bi-county committee, 2003-07; washington suburban sanitary commission (WSSC) matters committee, 2007-10).
Member, Rockville Human Rights Commission, 1976-78. Member, Maryland Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 1980.
Born in Winchester, Virginia, January 27, 1949. Attended Plainview High School, Plainview, New York; American University, B.A. (school of international service), 1970; Washington College of Law, The American University, J.D., 1974. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1975; District of Columbia Bar, 1975. Attorney. Partner, Auerbach & Simmons. Member, Maryland State Bar Association; Montgomery County Bar Association. General counsel for U. S. Representative Newton I. Steers, 1976-78. Former executive director, Montgomery-Prince George's Continuing Legal Education Institute, Inc. Former member, Community Advisory Council, Tri-Services Center for Children with Learning Disabilities. Co-editor, Discrimination and the Addict: Notes Toward a General Theory of Addiction Rehabilitation (1973). Editor, Drugs, Politics, and Diplomacy: The International Connection (1974). Married, two children.
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