Member of Senate January 8, 2003 to May 31, 2009. Member, Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee, 2003-09 (education subcommittee, 2003-09; environment subcommittee, 2003-09; procurement subcommittee, 2005-06; base realignment & closure (brac) subcommittee, 2007-09; ethics & election law subcommittee, 2008-09; special committee on renewables & clean energy, 2008-09); Joint Committee on Health Care Delivery and Financing, 2003-09; Joint Technology Oversight Committee, 2008; Joint Committee on Children, Youth, and Families, 2008-09. Member, Women Legislators of Maryland, 1995-2009; Maryland Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus, 2001-09; Taxpayers Protection Caucus, 2003-09. Senate Co-Chair, Maryland Veterans Caucus, 2004-09. Member, National Conference of State Legislatures (health committee, 2005-07; education committee, 2007-09). Resigned from Senate effective May 31, 2009.
Member of House of Delegates, representing District 33 (Anne Arundel County), January 11, 1995 to January 8, 2003. Member, Ways and Means Committee, 1995-2003 (housing & social issues subcommittee, 1995; finance resources subcommittee, 1996-2000; children & youth subcommittee, 2001-03); Special Joint Committee on Competitive Taxation and Economic Development, 1996-97; Joint Committee on Fair Practices, 1999-2003; Joint Investigation Committee, 1999-2003; Joint Committee on Protocol, 1999-2003; Task Force on the Future for Growth and Development in Maryland, 2008-09.
Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, August 10, 1947. Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, B.S. (education), 1969. Former math teacher & statistician. Founder, Greater Crofton Republican Women (president, 1977-80, 1985-89). President, Maryland Federation of Republican Women, 1990-92. Member, Greater Crofton Republican Women; Elephant Club; Severna Park Republican Women; Republican Women of Anne Arundel County; Republican Professional Women; West County Republican Club. Board of Directors, Crofton Civic Association (district director; member, rules committee). Board of Directors, Helping Hand, Inc. (volunteer coordinator), 1988-91. Court of Honor Committee, Boy Scout Troop no. 115. Woman of the Year, Republican Women of Anne Arundel County, 1990. Award, Helping Hand, Inc., 1991. Certificate of appreciation, Crofton Community. Hero of the Taxpayer, Maryland Taxpayers Association, 2001. Board of Trustees, Mt. Oak Methodist Church, 1999-2002. Married; two children, one grandchild.
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