Member of Senate, January 1985 to January 10, 2007. Assistant Deputy Majority Leader, 1997-2007. Chair, Executive Nominations Committee, 1998-2007 (vice-chair, 1995-98). Member, Judicial Proceedings Committee, 1985-2007. Senate Chair, Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review, 1997-98 (member, 1987-93, 1997-98). Member, Special Committee on Substance Abuse, 2001-07; Joint Committee on the Selection of the State Treasurer, 2003. Chair, Anne Arundel Delegation, 2003-04. Member, National Conference of State Legislatures (human services & welfare committee).
Past chair, Transportation Advisory Commission, Anne Arundel County; School Board Selection Process, Anne Arundel County. Member, Commission to Save the Lighthouses, 1991-96; Criminal Justice Information Advisory Board, 1991-2007; Governor's Advisory Board for Justice Administration, 1993-95; Governor's Commission on Enhancing Public Services through Improved Interagency Cooperation, 1994; Governor's Commission on Gun Violence, 1995; Commission on Juvenile Justice Jurisdiction, 1998-200l; Committee on Access to Court Records, 2001-02.
Born in Fairmont, West Virginia, May 28, 1947. Attended Fairmont Senior High School; Fairmont State College, B.S. (business administration), 1969; Coppin State College, M.Ed., 1974. Insurance agent, State Farm. Board of Directors, Chesapeake Arts Center, Brooklyn Park, 2006-07. Legislator of the Year, State's Attorneys' Association, 1986. Legislator of the Year, State Fraternal Order of Police, 1993. Senator of the Year, State's Attorneys' Association, 1994. Married; two children.
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