[photo, Joan F. Stern, State Delegate] JOAN F. STERN
Democrat, District 39, Montgomery County

Member of House of Delegates, January 13, 1999 to January 10, 2007. Deputy Majority Whip, 2003-07. Member, Environmental Matters Committee, 1999-2007 (health subcommittee, 1999-2002; health & public utilities subcommittee, 2002; ethics subcommittee, 2003; motor vehicles & transportation subcommittee, 2003-05; environment subcommittee, 2003-; housing & real property subcommittee, 2004-07; land use & ethics subcommittee, 2006-07; chair, public & private fundraising for the chesapeake bay work group, 2004). Vice-Chair, Transportation Committee, Montgomery County Delegation, 2003-07. Member, Maryland Green Caucus, 1999-2007; Women Legislators of Maryland, 1999-2007 (member, legislative committee, 2001-07). Member, National Conference of State Legislatures (communications, technology & interstate commerce committee).

Chair, Upcounty Citizens Advisory Board, Montgomery County, 1988 (member, 1985-90). Past member, Police Advisory Board, Montgomery County. Chair, Task Force on Food Allergies and Restaurant Patrons, 1999-2001. Member, State Advisory Council on Hereditary and Congenital Disorders, 2000-03; State Employees' Health Insurance Advisory Council, 2000-07; Task Force on Common Ownership Communities, 2005-06.

Born in Washington, DC, February 22, 1943. University of Maryland College Park, B.A. (government & politics), 1968. Commission representative, Human Relations Commission, Montgomery County, 1979-. Member, National Council of Jewish Women. Board of Directors, The Dwelling Place, 1988-90. Chair, Advisory Council on Career and Technology Education, 1989-92; Career Connection, 1989-95. Founder and President, Fair Representation to Establish Equality (FREE), 1989-. Steering Committee, Science and Technology Center, Montgomery College, 1990-. Vice-Chair, Montgomery County Democratic Central Committee, 1994-98. Steering Committee, Business and Professional Women, United Jewish Appeal, 1997-99. Member, President's Club, University of Maryland University College, 1997-. Outstanding Service Award, Montgomery County Executive, 1989, 1991. Community Service Partnership and Volunteer Award for Outstanding Achievement, Montgomery County, 1990. Governor's Volunteer Award, Outstanding Community Service, 1990. Outstanding Service Award, Local Advisory Council, Montgomery County, 1990. Human Rights Award, Washington Metropolitan Chapter, United Nations Association, 1995. Legislator of the Year, Maryland Coalition for Local Telephone Competition.

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