Democrat, District 22, Prince George's County
House Office Building, Room 361
6 Bladen St., Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 841-3961, (301) 858-3961
1-800-492-7122, ext. 3961 (toll free)
fax: (410) 841-3223, (301) 858-3223
3920 Madison St., Hyattsville, MD 20781
(301) 779-4515; fax: (301) 779-4515
Member of House of Delegates since January 9, 1991. Chair, Rules and Executive Nominations Committee, 2013- (member, 1998-2006). Member, Environment and Transportation Committee, 2015- (housing & real property subcommittee, 2015-; chair, local government & bi-county agencies subcommittee, 2015-). Member, Joint Expenditure Study Group on Law Enforcement and Transportation, 1991; Joint Study Group on Transportation and Lottery Revenues, 1991; Ways and Means Committee, 1991-2006 (vice-chair, 1997-2006; chair, vice-chair's subcommittee, 1997-2006). House Chair, Task Force on Telecommunications Taxes, 1994. Member, Special Joint Committee on Competitive Taxation and Economic Development, 1996-97. House Chair, Task Force to Study County Property-Tax Setoffs and Related Fiscal Issues, 1997. Member, Joint Committee on Children, Youth, and Families, 1999-2003; Special Committee on Higher Education Affordability and Accessibility, 2003-04; Spending Affordability Committee, 2003-07. House Chair, Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review, 2007-12. Member, Environmental Matters Committee, 2007-15 (ground rent work group, 2007; housing & real property subcommittee, 2007-15; motor vehicle & transportation subcommittee, 2007-10; chair, local government & bi-county subcommittee, 2007-15). Member, County Affairs Committee, Prince George's County Delegation, 2015- (bi-county committee, 1991-2002, 2008-14; law enforcement & state-appointed boards committee, 2003-07; maryland-national capital park & planning commission committee, 2008-12). Secretary, Women Legislators of Maryland, 2016- (member, 1991-; legislative committee, 2006); Maryland Bicycle and Pedestrian Caucus, 2004-; Maryland Veterans Caucus, 2005-. Associate member, Maryland Legislative Latino Caucus, 2015. Member, National Conference of State Legislatures (budgets & revenue committee, 2005-).
Member, Governor's Commission on Adoption, 1995; Task Force on Multiracial Designations, 1997; Foster Care Review Board Task Force, 1997-98; Task Force to Evaluate the Development and Construction of a Magnetic Levitation Transportation System (MAGLEV) in Maryland between Baltimore and the District of Columbia, 2002-03; Task Force to Study a Post-Labor Day Start Date for Maryland Public Schools, 2013-14; Human Services and Public Safety Policy Committee, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments; Task Force to Study Recording Deeds for Victims of Domestic Violence, 2016-.
Member, City Council, City of Hyattsville, representing Ward 2, 1987-90.
Born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, January 2, 1951. Attended Cathedral High School, Scranton, Pennsylvania; Marywood College, B.A., 1972; Catholic University, M.A., 1974. Writer and editor. Former reporter, college English instructor. Former newspaper editor, Catholic Review (Baltimore); Prince George's Post-Sentinel; Prince George's Post. Member, American Cancer Society (local board, 1987); Prince George's County Alliance for the Mentally Ill, 1987; Prince George's County Public Relations Association, 1989-. Member, Washington Independent Writers (board of directors, 1989-90). Member, Hyattsville Historic Preservation Association; Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt Democratic Club; National Alliance on Mental Health. Municipal Super Star, Maryland Municipal League, 2010 (certificate of appreciation, 2008, 2009, 2011). Member, St. Jerome Catholic Church, Hyattsville, Maryland. Married; two children.
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