[photo, Tawanna P. Gaines, Maryland State Delegate] TAWANNA P. GAINES
Democrat, District 22, Prince George's County

Member of House of Delegates since December 21, 2001. Vice-Chair, Appropriations Committee, 2015- (member, 2003-; public safety & administration subcommittee, 2003; oversight committee on personnel, 2003-; capital budget subcommittee, 2004-; vice-chair, health & human resources subcommittee, 2004-06; chair, transportation & the environment subcommittee, 2007-). Member, Rules and Executive Nominations Committee, 2016-. Member, Joint Committee on Children, Youth, and Families, 2011-; Joint Subcommittee on Program Open Space and Agricultural Land Preservation, 2015-; Spending Affordability Committee, 2015-. Member, Judiciary Committee, 2002-03 (civil law & procedure subcommittee, 2002-03). Deputy Majority Whip, 2003-07. Assistant Majority Leader, 2015-16. Member, Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics, 2005. Vice-Chair, Prince George's County Delegation, 2007-08 (law enforcement & state-appointed boards committee, 2002; bi-county committee, 2003-08, 2015-; washington suburban sanitary commission committee, 2008-12; county affairs committee, 2013-14). Member, Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland (formerly Maryland Legislative Black Caucus), 2001-; Maryland Veterans Caucus, 2005-. President, Women Legislators of Maryland, 2014-15 (member, 2001-; executive board, 2004-; legislative committee, 2006; treasurer, 2006-07, 2009-12; president-elect, 2013-14). Member, National Conference of State Legislatures (redistricting & elections committee, 2005-).

Member, Blue Ribbon Commission on Maryland Transportation Funding, 2010-12; Joint Legislative and Executive Commission on Oversight of Public-Private Partnerships, 2011-12; National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board, 2011-; Local and Regional Transportation Funding Task Force, 2013; Chesapeake Bay Commission, 2015-.

Council member, Town of Berwyn Heights, 1998-2000. Mayor, Town of Berwyn Heights, 2000-01. Former member, Community Advisory Committee, Board of Education, Prince George's County.

Born in Washington, DC, February 1, 1952. Attended District of Columbia Teachers College, 1970-72. Coordinator, National Student Exchange Program, Office of Dean for Undergraduate Studies, University of Maryland, College Park, 1994-. Vice-President, Maryland Black Mayors, 1998-2001. Secretary, Maryland Mayors, 2000-01. President, Prince George's Elected Municipal Women. Treasurer, Women in Government Service. President, Berwyn Heights Boys and Girls Club, 1990-96. Board of Directors, Prince George's Municipal Association, 1999-; Prince George's Hospital Center, 2007-. Executive Board, House of Delegates Speaker's Society, 2007-. Former member, Board of Directors, Dimensions Healthcare System. Woman of the Year, Berwyn Heights Boys and Girls Club, 1998. Volunteer of the Year/Community Level, Prince George's County Federation of Parks and Recreation Councils, 2001. Distinguished Legislator Award, Maryland Municipal League, 2009 (certificate of appreciation, 2007, 2008; municipal super star, 2010, 2011). Legislative Leadership Award, Maryland Clean Energy Center, 2010. Legislative Recognition Award, Maryland Association of Counties, 2011. Legislative Champion, Park Advisory Commission, 2012-13. Casper R. Taylor, Jr. Founder's Award, House of Delegates, 2015. Two children.

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