Member (Democrat) of U.S. House of Representatives, 1st Congressional District (Cecil, Kent, Queen Anne's, Caroline, Talbot, Dorchester, Wicomico, Worcester & Somerset counties; & parts of Anne Arundel, Baltimore & Harford counties), Maryland, January 6, 2009 to January 5, 2011. Member, Agriculture Committee, 2009-11 (conservation, credit, energy & research subcommittee, 2009-11; horticulture & organic agriculture subcommittee, 2009-11; livestock, dairy & poultry subcommittee, 2009-11); Armed Services Committee, 2009-11 (air & land forces subcommittee, 2009-11; readiness subcommittee, 2009-11); Natural Resources Committee, 2009-11 (insular affairs, oceans & wildlife subcommittee, 2009-11).
Member, Domestic Violence Coordinating Council, Queen Anne's County, 1999-2001. Vice-President, Local Management Board, Queen Anne's County, 2000-05 (member, 1999-2005). Board of Directors, Arts Council, Queen Anne's County. Vice-chair and secretary, Community Partnerships for Children, Queen Anne's County, 2005-07.
Member, Student Advisory Council, Maryland Higher Education Commission, 1989-90; Maryland Advisory Council on Mental Hygiene, 1999-2000. Criminal Justice Advisor, Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention, 2001-02. Member, State Board of Victim Services, 2003-07. Co-Chair, Public Safety, Corrections and State Police Work Group, Governor-elect's Transition Team, 2006-07. Member, Court of Appeals Standing Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure, 2006-08; Task Force to Combat Driving under the Influence of Drugs and Alcohol, 2007-09.
Born in Lanham, Maryland, May 29, 1968. Western Maryland College, B.A. (political science), 1990; University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., with honors, 1994. Law clerk for Judge Darlene G. Perry, Prince George's County Circuit Court, 1994-95. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1994. Attorney. Partner, Kratovil & Kratovil, 1999-2001; Hall, Butler & Kratovil, 2011. Member, Maryland State Bar Association, 1994-2008 (board of governors, 2007-08); Queen Anne's County Bar Association, 1997-2008, 2011-. President, Maryland State's Attorneys' Association, 2005-07 (member, 2003-08). Board of Directors, National District Attorneys' Association, 2005-07. House Captain, Christmas in April Program, 1994-98. President, Young Democrats of Maryland, 1997-98. Member, After-School Program, Queen Anne's County Middle School, 1998; Middle School Task Force, Combating Underage Drinking Coalition, Queen Anne's County, 1999-2001; Regional Mental Health Advisory Council, 2003-04. Member, Kent Island Lions Club, 2003-06. Coach, Character Counts, Queen Anne's County, 2003-07. Board of Directors, Mental Health Association of Maryland, 2004-07; Mid-Shore Mental Health Systems, 2004-07; Special Olympics Maryland, 2004-07. Head coach, New Carrollton Boys and Girls Club football teams, 1992-93; Kent Island Youth Soccer teams, 2003; Chesapeake Piranha Youth Football teams, 1999-2002, 2004-06. Certificate of Appreciation, Queen Anne's County Sheriff's Department, 1999, 2000, 2001. Superior Performance and Outstanding Achievement Award, Drug Task Force, Queen Anne's County, 2001. Alumni Community Service Award, Western Maryland College, 2001. Prosecutor of the Year Award, Daniel O'Connell Law Society, 2003. Life Saver Award, Mid-Shore Council on Family Violence, 2006. Outstanding State's Attorney Award, Mid-Shore Council on Family Violence, 2007. Louise V. Snodgrass Friends of Rural Water Award, Maryland Rural Water Association, 2009. Legislative Leader Award, The Humane Society, 2009. Golden Triangle Award, National Farmers Union, 2009. Recognition for Extraodinary Dedication, Hard Work, and Unwavering Efforts, Chesapeake Bay Seafood Industries Association, 2009. Recognition for Extraodinary Dedication and Continued Support, Dorchester Seafood Harvesters' Association, Inc., 2009. Guardian of Small Business Award, National Federation of Independent Businesses, 2010. Citizenship Award, Somerset County Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), 2010. Member, Christ Episcopal Church, Stevensville. Married; five children.
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