Member, Advisory Council on Landlord-Tenant Affairs, 1991-95; Governor's Utility Relocation Task Force, 1995; Sound Barrier Review Panel, 1995-96; Maryland Advisory Commission on Manufacturing Competitiveness, 1995-2003; Task Force on Personal Care, 1996-97; Forvm for Rural Maryland, 1996-99; Council on Management and Productivity, 1997-2000; Maryland Civil War Heritage Commission, 1999; Task Force on the South Mountain Battlefield Historic Tourism Initiative, 1999-2000; Commission on Maryland's Fiscal Structure, 2002-03; Governor's Commission on the Structure and Efficiency of State Government, 2003 (independent agencies subcommittee); Task Force on Broadband Communications Deployment in Underserved Rural Areas, 2003-06; Maryland Wine and Grape Advisory Committee, 2004-05; Task Force to Study Retiree Health-Care Funding Options, 2005; Governor's Advisory Commission on Maryland Wine and Grape Growing, 2005-11; Commission to Develop the Maryland Model for Funding Higher Education, 2007-09; Blue Ribbon Commission to Study Retiree Health-Care Funding Options, 2007-11; Governor's Workforce Investment Board, 2008-11; Commission to Study the Feasibility of Establishing a Law Enforcement Officers' Memorial, 2009-11.
Member, House of Delegates, January 1975 to January 1991, representing District 2C (Washington County). Member, Economic Matters Committee, 1975-91 (unemployment insurance subcommittee); Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics, 1983-91. Vice-Chair, Western Maryland Delegation, 1987-90.
Member, Tri-County Council for Western Maryland, 1975-2011; Citizens Advisory Board, Western Maryland Center, 1978-90; Liability Insurance Task Force, 1985.
Member, Hagerstown City Council, 2012-17; Hagerstown-Eastern Panhandle Metropolitan Planning Organization, 2014-17.
Born in Hagerstown, Maryland, December 21, 1937; early years in Hagerstown and Williamsport. Attended Washington County public schools; Capitol Page School (page, U.S. House of Representatives under Rep. DeWitt S. Hyde, 1953-55); The Johns Hopkins University, B.S. (mathematics), 1968. Served in U.S. Army Reserves. Delegate, Republican Party National Convention, 1976, 1988, 1992, 2004. Member, Washington County Republican Club; Washington County Historical Society; Washington County Association for Retarded Citizens; Antietam Exchange Club; North American Rod & Gun Club; Alsatia Club. Legislator of the Year, Maryland Retailers Association, 2003. Outstanding Rural Legislator Award, Rural Maryland Council, 2004. John O. Marsh, Jr., Public Service Award, Shenandoah University, 2004. Married; one child, one grandchild.
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