Member of House of Delegates, May 1986 to January 10, 2007. Deputy Majority Leader, 2003-07. Vice-Chair, Rules and Executive Nominations Committee, 1994-2007. Member, Commerce and Government Matters Committee, 1994-97 (ethics & elections subcommittee, 1994-97). Assistant Majority Leader, 1995-2003. Member, Judiciary Committee, 1998 (gaming law & regulation subcommittee); Ways and Means Committee, 1986-93, 1999-2003 (transportation subcommittee, 1999-2000; education subcommittee, 2001-03); Economic Matters Committee, 2003-07 (alcoholic beverages work group, 2003-07; banking, economic development, science & technology subcommittee, 2003-07; unemployment insurance subcommittee, 2003-07; workers' compensation subcommittee, 2003-07; public utilities work group, 2005-07); Joint Committee on Federal Relations, 2004-07. Member, Law Enforcement and State-Appointed Boards Committee (chair, 1992-94; vice-chair, 1999-2002), and former member, County Affairs Committee (chair, 1986-88), Prince George's County Delegation. Member, Women Legislators of Maryland, 1986-2007 (president, 1999-2000; 1st vice-president, 1997-98; member at large, executive board, 2001-02); Maryland Bicycle and Pedestrian Caucus, 2003-07; Maryland Veterans Caucus, 2004-07. Member, Southern Legislative Conference, 1987-2007 (economic development, transportation & cultural affairs committee); National Conference of State Legislatures, 2002-07 (labor & workforce development committee).
Member, Senate, 1982-83. Member, Board of License Commissioners, Prince George's County, 1984-86. Member, Korean War Memorial Commission, 1986-90; Hall of Records Commission, 1993-2007; World War II Memorial Commission, 1995-98; Task Force on Parking for Individuals with Disabilities, 2004.
Born in New York, New York, December 25, 1931. Prince George's Community College. Executive Board, United Cerebral Palsy of Prince George's County. Director, American Cancer Society. Founding member, Bowie Citizens Association. Charter member, Bowie Women's Club. Member, Bowie Democratic Club; Laurel Democratic Club. Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention, 1984, 1992 (chair, subcommittee on affirmative action for women, 1984). Member, Disabled American Veterans Business Advisory Board. Past State Commander, past State Adjutant, Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary. Past president, Bowie Chapter, American Association of Retired Persons. Member, Columbian Ladies Guild; Bowie Business and Professional Women's Club. Widow; two sons; four granchildren, two great-grandchildren. Died in Annapolis, Maryland, August 9, 2014.
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