[photo, Mary Beth Carozza, Maryland State Senator] MARY BETH CAROZZA
Republican, District 38, Somerset, Wicomico & Worcester Counties

Member of Senate since January 9, 2019. Member, Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee, 2019- (alcohol subcommittee, 2019-; environment subcommittee, 2019-); Joint Committee on Children, Youth, and Families, 2019-; Joint Committee on Federal Relations, 2019-. Member, Women Legislators of Maryland, 2019-.

Member, Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education, 2019; Work Group to Study Child Custody Proceedings Involving Child Abuse or Domestic Violence Allegations, 2019-20.

Member of House of Delegates, representing District 38C, Wicomico County, January 14, 2015 to January 9, 2019. Member, Appropriations Committee, 2015-19 (health & human resources subcommittee, 2015-17; oversight committee on personnel, 2015-19; health & social services subcommittee, 2017-19); Joint Committee on Legislative Information Technology and Open Government, 2015-19. House Chair, Worcester County Delegation, 2015-19. Member; Maryland Veterans Caucus, 2015-19; Women Legislators of Maryland, 2015-19.

Member, Local [Video Lottery] Development Council, Worcester County, 2014-19; Tri-County Council for the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland, 2015-.

Assistant Press Secretary, U.S. Senator William Cohen of Maine, 1984-86. Press Secretary, U.S. Representative Mike DeWine of Ohio, 1986-90. Chief of Staff, U.S. Representative David Lee Hobson of Ohio, 1990-2000.

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for House Affairs, U.S. Department of Defense, 2001-03.

Governor-elect's Transition Team, 2002-03.

Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of Governor, 2003 to January 17, 2007. Member, Homeland Security Senior Policy Group, 2004-07.

Deputy Chief of Staff, U.S. Senator Susan M. Collins of Maine, 2007-09. Minority Staff Director, U.S. Senate Homeland Security Committee, 2009-10. Chief of Staff, U.S. Representative Steve Stivers of Ohio, 2011-12.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, February 13, 1961. Attended Stephen Decatur High School, Berlin, Maryland; Catholic University of America, B.A. (political philosophy), 1983; M.A. (American government), 1983. Harvard Senior Managers in Government Program, 1994. Founder, MBC Consulting, LLC, 2013-14. Member, Ocean City Chamber of Commerce; Ocean City Hotel-Motel-Restaurant Association. Member, House Administrative Assistants Association (past vice-president). Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service, 2003. Certificate of Appreciation, Lebanon Emergency Repatriation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2006. Maryland's Top 100 Women, Daily Record, 2019. Catechist and Eucharistic Minister, St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church, Ocean City, Maryland.

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