Member, House of Delegates, January 1991 to January 1992, representing District 38 (Somerset, Wicomico & Worcester counties). Member, Economic Matters Committee, 1991-92; Joint Committee on Chesapeake Bay Critical Areas, 1991-92.
Member, Commission to Save the Lighthouses, 1992-96; Governor's Pesticide Council, 1992-2003; Maryland Tourism Development Board, 1995-99; Forvm for Rural Maryland, 1996-2003; Special Committee to Study Issues Related to Class-Size Reduction, 1998-99; Study Panel to Review Economic Development Financing Programs, 1999; Task Force on Tobacco Crop Conversion in Maryland, 1999; Governor's Task Force on Eastern Shore Economic Development, 1999-2001; Aquaculture Advisory Committee, 1999-2005; Task Force on Resource-Based Industry in Maryland, 2000-02; Tri-County Council for the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland, 2001-; Governor-elect's Transition Team, 2002-03; Chesapeake Forest Citizens Advisory Committee, 2002-05; Transportation Task Force, 2003; Blue Crab Task Force, 2003-; Chesapeake Executive Council, 2004; State Planning Committee for Higher Education, 2004. Chair, Chesapeake Bay Commission, 2004 (member, 1997-2007; vice-chair, 2003). Co-Chair, Task Force on Traffic Capacity across the Chesapeake Bay, 2004-06. Member, Pesticide Advisory Committee, 2004-; Working Waterfront Commission, 2007-08; Local [Video Lottery] Development Council, Worcester County, 2009-10.
Chair, Planning and Zoning Commission, Somerset County, 1984-85 (member, 1980-84). Chair, Board of Zoning Appeals, Somerset County, 1985-90. Past member, Area Agency on Aging, Somerset County.
Born in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, July 15, 1949. Salisbury State College, B.A. (English & sociology), 1973; Eastern Mennonite Seminary. Plant nursery proprietor, farmer, and parochial school principal. Delegate, Republican Party National Convention, 2004. Member, Association of Christian Schools International. Member, Somerset County Farm Bureau; National Kraut Packers Association; Rehobeth Ruritan Club. John R. Hargreaves Distinguished Legislative Fellow Award, Institute for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement, Salisbury University, 2005. First Citizen Award, Maryland Senate, 2009. Member, Holly Grove Mennonite Church, Westover, Maryland. Married; four children.
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