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LEONARD H. TEITELBAUM, Democrat, District 19, Montgomery County. Member
of House of Delegates since 1987. Member, Environmental Matters Committee (chair,
nurses registry workgroup; member, continuing care workgroup); Joint Committee on
Health Care Delivery and Financing. Chair, Joint Committee on Washington Suburban
Sanitary Commission Finances. Chair, Committee on Bi-County Agencies, Montgomery
County Delegation, 1990 (vice-chair, 1989). Born in Brooklyn, New York, February 27, 1931.
Lafayette High School, Brooklyn, N.Y.; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, B.Mgt.Eng., 1953.
Served in U.S. Army Signal Corps, PFC, 1953-55, White House, Washington, DC. Member,
Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, 1981-87 (chair, 1983-84, vice-chair, 1982-83,
1986-87). Member, Task Force to Study the Crisis in Nursing, 1987-88; Governor's Task Force
to Review and Evaluate the Delivery System of Services to the Elderly, 1990; Task Force to
Study Health Professional-Client Sexual Exploitation, 1993. Member, Democratic Central
Committee, Montgomery County, 1978-81. Board of Directors, American Cancer Society,
Montgomery County Unit; Temple Israel, Silver Spring; B'nai B'rith, Honorary member, Board
of Directors, Great Oaks Center. Outstanding Service Award, Jewish Community Council of
Greater Washington, 1985. Legislator of the Year Award, 1991. Married; one child. District
office: 11805 Auth Lane, Silver Spring 20902; tel. (301) 593-7309. Annapolis office: 221
Lowe House Office Bldg., 21401-1991; tel. (301) 858-3019, (410) 841-3019.
VIRGINIA M. THOMAS, Democrat, District 13A, Howard County. Member, House
of Delegates since 1983. Vice-Chair, Environmental Matters Committee. House Chair,
Joint Committee on Health Care Delivery and Financing, 1993. Member, Rules and
Executive Nominations Committee, 1993; Special House Committee on Drug and
Alcohol Abuse. Past member, Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legis-
lative Review; Special Joint Committee on Energy Pricing. Fairleigh Dickinson University,
B.S., 1962; Rutgers University, M.S.W., 1965; A.C.S.W., 1967. Psychiatric social worker.
Member, Governors Commission on Health Care Policy and Financing (subcomm. on long-term
care); Child Care Administration Advisory Council; Advisory Board for the Certified Adult
Residential Environment Program (for elderly & disabled adults); State Council on Cancer
Control, 1993. Member, Nontidal Wetlands Task Force, 1987-88. Member, Howard County
Council, 1974-82 (chair, 1975-76). Member, Howard Health Systems, Inc. (parent board of
Howard General Hospital). Board of directors, Maryland Alzheimer Assoc. (public policy C~
planning comm.). Honorary chair, Friends of Wintergrowth, Adult Day Care Center. Past
board member, Patuxent Business & Professional Women's Club; Grassroots; Howard Co. Gen-
eral Hospital Capital Fund; Howard Co. Sexual Assault Center. Married; two children. District
office: 6153 Forty Winks Way, Columbia 21045; tel. (410) 730-0485. Annapolis office:
161 Lowe House Office Bldg., 21401-1991; tel. (410) 841-3205.
ROBERT A. THORNTON, JR., Democrat, District 37, Caroline, Dorchester, Talbot
& Wicomico Counties. Member of House of Delegates since 1991. Member, Ways and
Means Committee (education subcommittee); Joint Expenditure Study Group on Law
Enforcement and Transportation. Born in Dover, Delaware, July 13, 1948. University of
Maryland, B.S., 1971; University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., 1975. Attorney. Member,
American, Maryland State, 2nd Circuit and Caroline County Bar Associations. Member,
American Trial Lawyers Association; Maryland Trial Lawyers Association. Adjunct Faculty
(real estate, business and banking law), Chesapeake College, 1978-83. Former president and
vice-president, Caroline County Board of Education (member, 1983-89). Chairman, Caroline
County Democratic State Central Committee, 1986-90. Vice-Chairman, Attorney Grievance
Commission. Affiliate member, Caroline County Board of Realtors. Member, Caroline County
Chamber of Commerce; Choptank Ruritan Club (past president, vice-president, secretary);
Denton Lions Club (past president, vice-president). Coach/Manager, Denton Little League Girls'
Softball, 1987-90. Married; two children. District office: 118 Market St., Denton 21629-
1035; tel. (410) 822-0249. Annapolis office: 404 Lowe House Office Bldg., 21401-1991;
tel. (410) 841-3343.
DAVID M. VALDERRAMA, Democrat, District 26, Prince George's County. Member
of House of Delegates since 1991. Member, Environmental Matters Committee, 1992.
Member, Constitutional and Administrative Law Committee, 1991-92. Member, Law
Enforcement and State Appointed Boards Committee, Prince George's County Delega-
tion. Born in Manila, Philippines, February 1, 1933. Far Eastern University, LL.B; 1956;
George Washington University, M.C.L., 1988. Vice-Chair, Democratic State Central Com-
mittee, 1982-85. Judge, Prince George's County Orphans' Court, 1985-90. Member, Task Force
to Study Health Professional-Client Sexual Exploitation, 1993. Former chairman, Southeast
Asian Refugee Task Force. Member, Minority Advisory Board, PortAmerica. Member, board
of directors. Prince George's County Chapter of Southern Christian Leadership Conference;
Greater Southeast Community Hospital of Washington, DC. Recipient of Most Outstanding
Filipino Award and Honored American Award. District office: 6133 Oxon Hill Rd., Oxon
Hill 20745; tel. (301) 839-0868. Annapolis office: 205 Lowe House Office Bldg.,
21401-1991; tel. (301) 858-3012, (410) 841-3012.