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Carolyn J. Krysiak
MSA SC 3520-12258


Born Carolyn Fabiszak in Baltimore, Maryland, August 9, 1939.  Attended The Catholic High School; University of Maryland; Community College of Baltimore.  Married Charles J. Krysiak (1937-2004), 1962. Five children: Charles G.; Paul D.; Mark E.; Carolyn; Anne.

General Assembly:
House of Delegates, Legislative District 46 (D), Baltimore City, 1991-2011. Member, Judiciary Committee, 1991-92; Economic Matters Committee, 1992-2011 (alcoholic beverages work group; health insurance subcommittee, 1995; chair, real property subcommittee, 1997-98; chair, real estate & housing subcommittee, 1999-2002; chair, business regulation subcommittee, 2003-06; chair, property & casualty insurance subcommittee, 2005-06; chair, unemployment insurance subcommittee, 2007-11 member, 1995-96, 1999-2006). Deputy Majority Leader, 1995-98. Member, Special Joint Committee on Competitive Taxation and Economic Development, 1996-97; Rules and Executive Nominations Committee, 1996-2006. Deputy Majority Whip, 1999-2002. Member, Joint Committee on the Selection of the State Treasurer, 2003, 2007. Deputy Speaker Pro Tem, 2003-06. Chair, House Facilities Committee, 2005-11. House Chair, Workers' Compensation Benefit and Insurance Oversight Committee, 2007-11. Member, Women Legislators of Maryland, 1991-2011 (member, endorsement committee, 2001-11, finance committee, 2001-11); Maryland Veterans Caucus, 2006-11. Chair, Democratic Party Caucus, 2007-11. Member, National Conference of State Legislatures (economic development, trade & cultural affairs committee, 2005-07; labor & economic development committee, 2007-11).

Private Career and Other Public Service:
Member, Commission to Review Landlord-Tenant Laws, 1998; Task Force to Study the Maryland Enterprise Zone Program, 2000; Unemployment Insurance Funding Task Force, 2003; Auto Insurance Task Force to Study Rates in Urban Areas, 2005; Committee on Unemployment Insurance Oversight, 2005-07.

Former supervisor, Department of Finance, Baltimore City. Board of Directors, Southeast Community Organization (SECO). Board of Directors, Southeast Development, Inc. (SDI), the nonprofit development affiliate of SECO. Founding member and steering committee member, Southeast Senior Housing Initiative (SESHI). Past president, Polish-American Citizens Committee. Advisory Board, Francis Scott Key Medical Center. Alternate delegate, Democratic Party National Convention, 1988. Member, Democratic State Central Committee, 1984-90. Member, Second Ward Democratic Club; Polish-American Congress; Joseph Lee Community Organization; Polish Home Club; Polish Women's Alliance. Maryland's Top 100 Women, Daily Record, 2006. Recipient, Casper R. Taylor, Jr. Founder's Award, 2010. Member, Our Lady of Fatima Church Choir.

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