Office of Secretary
Department of Veterans Affairs
Fred L. Wineland Building, 4th floor
16 Francis St., Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 260-3838; 1-866-793-1577 (toll free); fax: (410) 216-7928
www.va.gov/healthbenefits/ (veterans health eligibility)
Member, Governor's Executive Council, 2015-. Chair, Governor's Commission on Military Monuments, 2015-16; Maryland Veterans Trust, 2015-; Governorís Warrior to Worker Council, 2015-. Member, Interagency Committee on Aging Services, 2015-; Interagency Council on Homelessness, 2015-; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee on Minority Affairs, 2015-17; State Coordinating Committee for Human Services Transportation, 2015-; Maryland Commission on Suicide Prevention, 2015-; Superintendent's [Secretary of State Police] Council of Advisors on Diversity and Inclusion, 2015-; Governor's Workforce Development Board (formerly Governor's Workforce Investment Board), 2015-; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee on Small, Minority, and Women Business Affairs, 2017-.
Member, State Advisory Council on Hepatitis C, 2004-05; Governor's Executive Council, 2004-07; Governor's Commission on Maryland Military Monuments, 2004-07; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee on Minority Affairs, 2004-07; Task Force on Assistance to Disabled Veterans Establishing Small Businesses, 2005; Task Force on the Establishment of a Maryland Women Veterans Monument, 2005. Chair, Advisory Committee on the Naming of State Facilities, Roads, and Bridges, 2005-06. Member, Task Force to Study State Assistance to Veterans, 2006-07; State Coordinating Committee for Human Services Transportation, 2006-07; Maryland Military Installation Council, 2010-.
Member of House of Delegates, 1988-2004. Majority Whip, 1994-2004 (deputy majority whip, 1992-94). Member, Constitutional and Administrative Law Committee, 1988-92; Joint Committee on Chesapeake Bay Critical Areas, 1991-2003; Environmental Matters Committee, 1992-93; Commerce and Government Matters Committee, 1994; Environmental Matters Committee, 1995-2004 (environment subcommittee, 2003-04; local government & bi-county agencies subcommittee, 2003-04; chair, environmental & natural resources subcommittee, 1995-99; chair, agriculture, environment & natural resources subcommittee, 1999-2003; chair, natural resources subcommittee, 2003-04); Rules and Executive Nominations Committee, 1995-2004; Joint Committee on the Selection of the State Treasurer, 1996; Special Committee on Gaming, 2001; Joint Committee on the Selection of the State Treasurer, 2002; Department of Natural Resources Special Funds Work Group, 2003-04; Joint Committee on the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Critical Area, 2003-04. Chair, Calvert County Delegation, 1990-2004. House Secretary, Maryland Veterans Caucus, 2004.
Member, Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland, 1988-2004; Chesapeake Bay Trust, 1991-93; Southern States Energy Board, 1995-2000; Attainment Plan (federal air quality standards) Task Force, Department of the Environment, 1995-2002; Task Force to Study Retail Electric Competition and the Restructuring of the Electric Utility Industry, 1997-98; Governor's Pesticide Council, 1998-99; Task Force on Tobacco Crop Conversion in Maryland, 1999; Task Force to Ensure Utility Services, 1999-2000; Oil Spill Prevention Advisory Committee, 2000; Maryland Veterans Home Commission, 2003-04.
Born in Daytona Beach, Florida, April 11, 1945. Attended Calvert Senior High School, Prince Frederick, Maryland; University of Maryland, 1963-64. Prince George's Community College, A.A. (liberal arts), 1978. Served in U.S. Marine Corps, 1964-68 (sergeant); Vietnam, 1965-68 (Presidential Unit Citation, Navy Unit Commendation with Bronze Star Device, Navy-Marine Corps Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with Silver Star Device). Mortgage banker. Member, Calvert County Democratic Club; Calvert County Democratic Central Committee, 1985-88. Charter President, Mid-Chesapeake Bay Kiwanis. Life member, Post no. 7950, Chesapeake Beach, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) (past adjutant, 1985-88). Life member, Post no. 206, Chesapeake Beach, American Legion.
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