Member of House of Delegates January 9, 1991 to January 10, 2007. Member, Constitutional and Administrative Law Committee, 1991-92; Appropriations Committee, 1992-2007 (oversight committee on pensions, 1993-2007, capital budget subcommittee, 1995-2007; chair, oversight committee on personnel, 1998-99; chair, public safety & administration subcommittee, 1999-2007; chair, juvenile services work group, 2005-07); Joint Advisory Committee on Legislative Data Systems, 1993-99; Special Joint Committee on Pensions, 1993-2007; Joint Committee on Chesapeake Bay Critical Areas, 1995-2003; House Facilities Committee, 1995-2006; Joint Committee on Welfare Reform, 1996-99; Joint Committee on the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Critical Area, 2003-07; Natural Resources Work Group, 2004. Cair, Education Subcommittee, Anne Arundel County Delegation, 1992-2007 (legislative network & united black caucus). Member, Women Legislators of Maryland, 1991-2007 (president, 1997-98; member, endorsement committee, 2001-07); Maryland Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus, 2001-07; Maryland Bicycle and Pedestrian Caucus, 2003-04. House Co-Chair, Maryland Veterans Caucus, 2004-07. Member, National Conference of State Legislatures (law & criminal justice committee).
Legislative Liaison, Department of General Services, 2007-. Member, Thomas J. S. Waxter Children's Center Advisory Board, 2008-12; Task Force on the Minority Business Enterprise Program and Equity Investment Capital, 2009, 2010-12; Small Business Task Force, 2009.
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, August 17, 1941. Attended Marinello Comer School of Cosmetology, 1967-69. Owner/operator of cosmetology business. Member for Large Districts, Steering Committee, National School Board Association, 1985-88. Chair, Local Advisory Council for Vocational Education, 1988-90. Board of Directors, Chesapeake Arts Center, Brooklyn Park, 2006-07. Vice-President, Greater Brooklyn Park Council. Legislative Chair, Anne Arundel County Council of PTAs. Secretary/public relations chair, Board of Directors, Sheltered Workshop. Member, Stoney Creek Democratic Club; Roland Terrace Democratic Club; Lake Shore Democratic Club; Ploughman and Fisherman of Anne Arundel County; League of Women Voters. Active in Olde Brooklyn Park Improvement Association. Honorary life member, Maryland Congress of Parents and Teachers, Inc. Legislator of the Year, Maryland Classified Employees Association, 1993. Legislator of the Year, Professional Business Women of Glen Burnie, 1994. Legislator of the Year, Association for Retarded Children (ARC) of Anne Arundel County, 1997, 1998. Legislator of the Year, State Department of Education, 1998, 2002. Leadership and Outstanding Service Award, Maryland State Bar Association, 2001. Champion of Volunteer Service (Blue Heron Award), Severn River Association, 2001. Legislator Recognition Award, Maryland Association of Counties, 2002. Defender of Defenders award, Office of Public Defender, 2004. Thomas Kennedy Award, House of Delegates, 2019. Married; four children; five grandchildren.
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