[photo, Dennis F. Rasmussen, County Executive, Baltimore County, Maryland] DENNIS F. RASMUSSEN
County Executive (Democrat), 1986-90

County Executive, Baltimore County, 1986-90.

Member, Governor's Advisory Board for Justice Assistance; Governor's Employment and Training Council. Chair, Commission on the Family, 1986-89; Regional Planning Council. Board of Trustees, Chesapeake Bay Commission.

Member, House of Delegates, representing Baltimore County (District 7), 1975-78. Member, Joint Committee on Drug Abuse and Alcoholism Administration Merger, 1975; Joint Committee on Personnel Management Study, 1975-78. Chair, Ad Hoc Committee on State Data Processing, 1975-78.

Member, State Senate, representing Baltimore County (Districts 6 & 7), 1978-86. Member, Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics, 1979-83; Special Joint Committee on Energy, 1979-83; Joint Budget and Audit Committee, 1979-86 (chair, 1983-85); Executive Nominations Committee, 1982-86; Spending Affordability Committee, 1982-86; Maryland Commission on Intergovernmental Cooperation, 1983-85; Rules Committee, 1983-86; Legislative Policy Committee, 1983-86; Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive, and Legislative Review, 1983-86; Chesapeake Bay Critical Areas Joint Oversight Committee, 1984-86; Fiscal Review Committee, 1984-86; Executive/Legislative Committee to Study the Feasibility of a Biennial Budget, 1985; Joint Committee on Federal Relations, 1985-86; Maryland Legislative Information System Steering Committee, 1985-86. Chair, Finance Committee, 1985-86 (vice-chair, 1983-85). Senate Chair, Special Joint Committee on Pensions, 1985-86.

Member, Maryland Legislative Information System Advisory Committee. Chair, Governor's Commission on Mobile Homes, 1985-86 (vice-chair, 1979-85). Vice-Chair, Mental Health Facilities and Treatment Programs Commission, 1980-83. Chair, Governor's Task Force to Study Arthritis, 1981-84. Member, Governor's Committee on Contracting for Services, 1982-85; Governor's Task Force on Senior Citizens Activity Centers, 1983; Task Force to Study Flexibility for Higher Education, 1984-85.

Born in Essex, Maryland, June 14, 1947. Attended Kenwood High School, Essex, Maryland; Essex Community College; Loyola College, B.S. (economics), 1970. President, The Rasmussen Group, LLC. Principal in Rasmussen/Swanzey Strategic Partners, LLC, a consulting firm for financial services and business development. A principal of Chesapeake Renewable Energy, LLC, and Chesapeake Ventures, LLC. Principal of CampaignON (chair, board of directors). Board of Directors, Maryland Chapter, Arthritis Foundation. Board of Trustees, Franklin Square Hospital. Member, Essex-Middle River Chamber of Commerce; Essex Improvement Association; Blue Ridge/Walnut Hills Improvement Association; Essex-Middle River Heritage Society. Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention, 1988. Member, Bird River Democratic and Civic Club; Deep Creek Democratic and Civil Club. Adjunct professor (public policy), Towson University. Alumni Laureate Award, Loyola College. Married.

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