Member of House of Delegates, January 11, 1995 to January 12, 2011. Member, Commerce and Government Matters Committee, 1995-2003 (procurement subcommittee, 1995-98; chair, transportation subcommittee, 1999-2003); Environmental Matters Committee, 2003-11 (agriculture, agriculture preservation & open space subcommittee, 2003-11; natural resources subcommittee, 2003-05; natural resources & ethics subcommittee, 2005-06; land use & ethics subcommittee, 2006; chair, housing & real property subcommittee, 2003-11; co-chair, abatement of drug-related nuisances work group, 2004; co-chair, affordable housing work group, 2004); Joint Subcommittee on Program Open Space and Agricultural Land Preservation, 2003-11; Joint Committee on the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Critical Area, 2004-11. Member, Agricultural Stewardship Commission, 2005-06. Vice-Chair, Anne Arundel County Delegation, 1999-2002, 2007-11 (state & county issues subcommittee, 2005; chair, environment subcommittee, 2005). Member, Maryland Green Caucus, 1996-11; Maryland Bicycle and Pedestrian Caucus, 2003-11; Women Legislators of Maryland, 1995-11 (treasurer, 1999-2000, 2004-06; legislative committee, 2001-11). Member, National Conference of State Legislatures (environment & natural resources committee, 2005-07; agriculture, environment & energy committee, 2007-08; agriculture & energy committee, 2008-11; environment committee, 2008-11).
Member, Critical Area Commission for the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays, 2011-.
Member, County Council, Anne Arundel County, 1974-94 (chair, 1984-91); Severn River Advisory Board, 1974; Agricultural Preservation Advisory Committee, Anne Arundel County. Member, U.S. 301 South Corridor Transportation Study Task Force, 1993-96.
Born in Washington, DC, July 18, 1943. Attended The Madeira School, Greenway, Virginia; Smith College, B.A. (history), 1965. Assistant reporter, Triangle Publications-Radio Stations, 1966-68. Board of Directors, Annapolis Life Care (Ginger Cove). Board of Trustees, Historic Annapolis, Inc., 1991- (treasurer, 1992). Founding member, Anne Arundel Women Giving Together, 2005. Member, Chesapeake Environmental Association; South County Democratic Club; Davidsonville Area Civic Association; Mayo Civic Association; Historic Owensville Civic Association; Silver Triangle Ruritan Club; American Business Women's Association (South River Chapter). Past member, Maryland Association of Counties (legislative committee); governing board, Central Maryland Health Systems Agency; board of governors, Anne Arundel General Hospital; board of trustees, Hammond-Harwood House. Fannie Lou Hamer Award, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Awards Committee, 2005. Maryland's Top 100 Women, Daily Record, 2006. Dr. Torrey Brown Award, Chesapeake Bay Trust, 2011. Married; two children.
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