[photo, C. Richard D'Amato, State Delegate] C. RICHARD D'AMATO
Democrat, District 30, Anne Arundel County

Member of House of Delegates, January 13, 1999 to January 8, 2003. Member, Appropriations Committee, 1999-2003 (education & economic development subcommittee, 1999-2003; oversight committee on pensions, 1999-2003; oversight committee on personnel, 1999-2003); Joint Committee on Federal Relations, 2002-03.

Member, Task Force to Study Lighting Efficiency and Light Pollution in Maryland, 2001-02; Chesapeake Bay Trust, 2001-03; Advisory Committee on the Management and Protection of the State's Water Resources, 2002-03.

Member, United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission, 2001-07 (chair, 2002-03, 2004-05; vice-chair, 2001-02, 2003-04).

Board of Trustees, St. Mary's College of Maryland, 2008-10. Member, State Prosecutor Selection and Disabilities Commission, 2010-16; Climate Change Commission, 2014-16; Commission on Climate Change, 2016-19. Board of Trustees, Maryland Environmental Trust, 2016-19.

Legislative Director, U.S. Representative James M. Jeffords of Vermont, 1975-78. Legislative Assistant and Chief of Staff, U.S. Senator Abraham A. Ribicoff of Connecticut, 1978-80. Staff Director and Counsel to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Robert C. Byrd of West Virginia, 1980-87. Chief Democratic Counsel, U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, 1988-98.

Born in Hackensack, New Jersey, September 28, 1942. Cornell University, B.A., cum laude (political science & government), 1964; Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Harvard University and Tufts University, M.A., M.A.L.D. (law & diplomacy), 1967; Georgetown University Law Center, J.D. 1980. Captain (retired), U.S. Naval Reserve (served in Vietnam & Operation Desert Shield). Serving Officer, U.S.S. King, 1971-73. Admitted to Colorado Bar, 1982; District of Columbia Bar, 1988; Maryland Bar, 1997. Attorney. Member, Maryland State, District of Columbia and Colorado Bar Associations. Assistant Professor of Government, 1968-71, and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Political Science, 1998-, U.S. Naval Academy. Chair, Taste of the Nation, Annapolis Share Our Strength, 1996-98. Partner, McKenzie Environmental Recycling, 2011-. Member, Eastport Civic Association; Severn River Association; Chesapeake Bay Foundation; South County Democratic Club. Member, Board of Trustees Council for Cornell University. Married.

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