[photo, Robert L. Flanagan, Maryland State Delegate] ROBERT L. FLANAGAN
Republican, District 9B, Howard County

Member of House of Delegates, January 14, 1987 to February 28, 2003, representing District 14B (Howard & Montgomery counties), and District 9A (Howard County), and January 14, 2015 to January 9, 2019, representing District 9B (Howard County). Member, Judiciary Committee, 1987-90; Appropriations Committee, 1991-2003 (law enforcement & transportation subcommittee, 1991; education & transportation subcommittee, 1992-94; health & human resources subcommittee, 1995-2003; oversight committee on pensions, 1995-2003; oversight committee on personnel, 2000-03); Environment and Transportation Committee, 2015-19 (motor vehicle & transportation subcommittee, 2015-19; land use & ethics subcommittee, 2016-19). Member, Joint Audit Committee (formerly Joint Budget & Audit Committee), 1987-92, 1995-2003; Joint Expenditure Study Group on Law Enforcement and Transportation, 1991. Minority Whip, 1997-2001. Member, Legislative Policy Committee, 1997-2002; Rules and Executive Nominations Committee, 1997-2002. Minority Parliamentarian, 2015-16. Member, Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review, 2015-19; Regional Revitalization Work Group, 2015-19. Chair, Howard County Delegation, 1991-96. Member, Bi-County Committee, Montgomery County Delegation. Member, Maryland Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus, 2015-19; Maryland Veteran's Caucus, 2015-19; Maryland Military Installation Legislative Caucus, 2017-19.

Member, Early Childhood Education Action Group, Howard County, 2015-.

Secretary of Transportation, March 23, 2003 to January 17, 2007. Acting Secretary of Transportation, March 3 to March 23, 2003. Member, Governor's Executive Council, 2003-07; Governor's Subcabinet for International Affairs, 2003-07; Smart Growth Subcabinet, 2003-07. Chair, Advisory Council for Port Land-Use Development, 2003-05; Maryland Aviation Commission, 2003-07; Maryland Port Commission, 2003-07; Maryland Transportation Authority, 2003-07; Executive Committee, Transportation Enhancements Program, 2003-07. Member, Task Force on the Marketing of Grain and Other Agricultural Products, 2003; Task Force to Study Efficiency in Procurement, 2003; Executive Committee, Maryland Terrorism Forum, 2003; Task Force to Study Moving Overhead Utility Lines Underground, 2003; Transportation Task Force, 2003; State Information Technology Board, 2003-04; State Commission on Public Safety Technology and Critical Infrastructure, 2003-05; Maryland Security Council, 2003-05; Maryland Military Installation Strategic Planning Council, 2003-06; Interagency Committee on Aging Services, 2003-07; Asbestos Oversight Committee, 2003-07; Capital Debt Affordability Committee, 2003-07; Critical Area Commission for the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays, 2003-07; Commission on State Debt, 2003-07; Executive Committee for Dredged Material Management Plans, 2003-07; Maryland Economic Development Corporation, 2003-07; Maryland Economic Development Assistance Authority, 2003-05; Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, 2003-07; Maryland Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, 2003-07; Governor's Interagency Council on Homelessness, 2003-07; State Coordinating Committee for Human Services Transportation, 2003-07; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee for Minority Affairs, 2003-07; Patuxent River Commission, 2003-07; Pricing and Selection Committee for Rehabilitation and Employment Programs, 2003-07; Procurement Advisory Council, 2003-07; Interagency Committee on Specialized Transportation, 2003-07; Transportation Professional Services Selection Board, 2003-07; Washington Suburban Transit Commission, 2003-07; Task Force on Parking for Individuals with Disabilities, 2004; Governor's Task Force on Centralized Bidder Registration for Minority Business Procurement, 2004-05; Interagency Disabilities Board, 2004-07; Homeland Security Senior Policy Group, 2004-07; Task Force on Traffic Capacity Across the Chesapeake Bay, 2005-06; Governor's Task Force on Workforce Housing, 2005-06; Interstate Air Quality Council, 2005-07; Advisory Committee on the Naming of State Facilities, Roads, and Bridges, 2005-07. Chair, Governor's Work Group on Young Drivers, 2005-07. Member, Maryland Military Installation Council, 2006-07; Maryland Rural Broadband Coordination Board, 2006-07.

Member, Human Rights Commission, Howard County, 1985-87.

Born in Burlington, Vermont, November 1, 1945. Attended Gonzaga High School, Washington, DC; Harvard University, B.A. (economics), 1967 (ROTC). Lieutenant, U.S. Navy, 1967-71; served aboard Polaris submarine, U.S.S. Patrick Henry. Cornell University Law School, J.D., with honors, 1974 (cornell law review; order of the coif, national law school honor society). Attorney. Admitted to Connecticut Bar, 1974; Maryland Bar, 1977. Sole practitioner. Member, Maryland State Bar Association (administrative law section; agriculture law section; environment & energy law section; family & juvenile law section; solo & family law section; state & local government section). Senior Vice-President, First Southwest Company, 2007-09. Four children.

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