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BARBARA A. HOFFMAN, Democrat, District 42, Baltimore City. Member, Senate
since 1983. Vice-Chair, Budget and Taxation Committee (chair, health, education & human
resources subcomm.). Co-Chair, Joint Expenditure Study Group on Education and Human
Resources; Joint Study Group on Education and Local Government Revenues. Member,
Legislative Policy Committee; Spending Affordability Committee; Executive Nominations
Committee; Joint Committee on Health Care Delivery and Financing. Past Pres., Women
Legislators of Md. Pres., National Assoc. of Jewish Legislators. Born in Baltimore, Maryland,
March 8, 1940. Towson State College, B.S., 1960; The Johns Hopkins University, M.L.A, 1966.
Advisory Council, Children and Family Services Reform Project; State Commission on Infant Mor-
tality Prevention; Peabody Institute Oversight Committee. Task Force on Voter Registration, 1984-86;
Task Force to Study the Funding of Special Education, 1985-86; Task Force on Day Care Facilities
and Services, 1985-86; Commission to Review the Elections Law, 1985-87; Task Force to Study
Adoption Procedures, 1985-87; Committee to Study Sentencing and Correctional Alternatives for
Women Convicted of Crime, 1986-88; Task Force on Indoor Air Quality, 1989-90; Governor's
Commission on Welfare Policy, 1992—. Supervisor of secondary school teachers, Morgan State College,
1968-73. Exec. Director, Md. Democratic Party, 1979-83. Bd. of Directors, Preservation Md.; Ken-
nedy Krieger; Md. Committee for Children. Co-author, Journeys in English, an English textbook.
Married; three children. District office: 6615 Reisterstown Rd., Suite 301, Baltimore 21215;
tel. (410) 764-3614. Annapolis office: 100 James Senate Office Bldg,21401,td. (410>841-3648.
PAULA COLODNY HOLLINGER, Democrat, District 11, Baltimore County.
Member, House of Delegates, 1979-87. Member, Senate since 1987. Senate Chair, Joint
Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review, 1990—; Joint Committee
on Federal Relations, 1988-90. Member, Economic and Environmental Affairs Committee
(chair, health subcomm.); Joint Committee on Health Care Delivery and Financing. Presi-
dent, Women Legislators of Md, 1986-87. Chair, Science & Technology & Resource
Planning Comm., National Conf. of State Legislatures, 1984—(chair, health comm., 1992;
chairwomen's network, 1993). Born in Washington, DC, December 30, 1940. Mt. Sinai
Hospital School of Nursing, New York, RN, 1961. Registered nurse. Governor's Task Force to
Study the Crisis in Nursing 1987-88; Governor's Advisory Council on AIDS, 1987-91; Gover-
nor's Commission on Health Care Policy and Financing (subcomm. on long-term care), Mary-
land Greenways Commission, 1993—. Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention, 1976.
Baltimore Co. Comm. for Women, 1977— (sec., 1977-78). Beth Am Synagogue; B'nai B'rith
Women; National Council of Jewish Women; Organization for Rehabilitation & Training;
NA'AMAT; Chancellor's Comm. on Status of Women at UMBC, 1979. Notable Americans;
Who's Who of American Women; Who's Who in American Politics. Married; three children.
District office: 55 Raisin Tree Circle, Baltimore 21208; tel. (410) 484-4888. Annapolis
office: 206 James Senate Office Bldg., 21401-1991; tel. (410) 841 3131.
RALPH M. HUGHES, Democrat, District 40, Baltimore City. Member, House of
Delegates, 1983-90; Judiciary Committee. House Chairman, Joint Committee on Judges
of the Orphans' Court, 1989. Member of Senate since 1991. Member, Judicial Proceedings
Committee; Joint Committee on Investigation. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, April 17, 1948.
Baltimore City College High School; Morgan State College, B.A, 1970; Howard University
School of Law, J.D. 1973; The Johns Hopkins University, M.A.S. Full time legislator. Served on
staff of Commission to Revise the Annotated Code of Maryland, 1973-82. Served as legislative
analyst to General Assembly; liaison to Maryland Commission on Criminal Law. Member,
Monumental Bar Association. Life member, NAACP; Lillie Carroll Jackson Museum. Board of
directors, Foster Grandparents Program; St. Frances Academy Creative Arts Center. President,
Greater Mondawmin Coordinating Council and Mondawmin Transpac. Legislative consultant,
Ruxton Concerned Neighbors and Ash-Co-East. Chairman, Panway Sanitation Committee;
member, Braddish Avenue Neighborhood Association. Member, Morgan State University and
Howard University Alumni Associations. Producer, The Graduates, WEAA-FM, Morgan State
University Radio. Recipient of numerous citations and awards. Member, Mount Hope Baptist
Church. Married. District office: 2320 N. Monroe St., Baltimore 21217; tel. (410) 225-
0555. Annapolis office: 310 James Senate Office Bldg., 21401-1991; tel. (410) 841-3656.
NATHAN C. IRBY, JR., Democrat, District 45, Baltimore City. Member, Senate since
1983. Vice-Chair, Executive Nominations Committee. Member, Budget and Taxation
Committee (public safety, transportation, economic development & natural resources sub-
comm.; capital budget subcomm.; pensions subcomm.); Special Joint Committee on Pen-
sions; Joint Study Committee on School Construction; Joint Executive/Legislative Task
Force on Medical Malpractice Insurance; Joint Expenditure Study Group on Health, Hous-
ing, Economic Development, and the Environmenr. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, November
7, 1931. Antioch College, B.A., 1972. Member, Baltimore City Council, 2nd Dist., 1974-82.
Member, Baltimore City Planning Commission, 1976-82; Baltimore City Energy Conservation
Commission. Chair., Urban Services Agency, Baltimore City. Member, Air Quality Control
Advisory Council, 1980; Central Md. Health Systems Agency, 1981-82; Governor's Housing
Task Force, 1981-83; Governor's Task Force on Food and Nutrition, 1983-86; Task Force to Study
Deaths Resulting from Building Fires, 1985-88; Task Force on Investment of Pension Funds,
1987; Governor's Advisory Council on AIDS, 1987- 91; Maryland State Interagency Coordinat-
ing Council for the Maryland Infants and Toddlers Program, 1988-91; Baltimore Regional
Council of Governments; Advisory Board for the Certified Adult Residential Environment Pro-
aram. District office: 2021 E. Biddle St., Baltimore 21213; tel. (410) 675-3000. Annapolis
office: 214 James Senate Office Bldg., 21401-1991; tel. (410) 841-3165.