BARBARA A. FRUSH
Democrat, District 21, Anne Arundel & Prince George's Counties
Member of House of Delegates, January 11, 1995 to January 9, 2019. Member, Environmental Matters Committee, 1995-2015 (environmental & natural resources subcommittee, 1995-99; agriculture, environment & natural resources subcommittee, 1999-2003; health subcommittee, 1999-2003; ethics subcommittee, 2003-04; natural resources subcommittee, 2003-10; electronics recycling work group, 2004; local government & bi-county agencies subcommittee, 2005-06, 2011-15; motor vehicle & transportation subcommittee, 2007-15; chair, environment subcommittee, 2003-15; co-chair, wetlands & waterways funding work group, 2004); Environment and Transportation Committee, 2015-19 (motor vehicle & transportation subcommittee, 2015-17; land use & ethics subcommittee, 2017-19; chair, environment subcommittee, 2015-19). Member, Special Joint Committee on Group Homes, 1995-97; Joint Legislative Task Force on Organ and Tissue Donations, 1997-98; Joint Committee on Children, Youth, and Families, 1999-2003. House Chair, Joint Committee on Chesapeake Bay Critical Areas, 2003; Joint Committee on the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Critical Area, 2003-15. Member, Joint Committee on the Selection of the State Treasurer, 2007. House Chair, Protocol Committee, 2015-19. Chair, Prince George's County Delegation, 2007-08 (bi-county committee, 2001-02 & county affairs committee, 1999-2000, 2011-14, montgomery county delegation; county affairs committee, 2001-06, 2009-14, law enforcement & state-appointed boards committee, 2015-16; bi-county committee, 2017-19). Member, Anne Arundel County Delegation, 2002-19 (environment subcommittee, 2005; education subcommittee, 2015-19). Member, Women Legislators of Maryland, 1995-2019 (co-chair, legislative committee, 2001-19); Maryland Green Caucus, 1996-2019; Maryland Bicycle and Pedestrian Caucus, 2003-19; Maryland Veterans Caucus, 2005-19. Member, National Conference of State Legislatures (environment & natural resources committee, 2005-07; agriculture, environment & energy committee, 2007-08; agriculture & energy committee, 2008-19; environment committee, 2008-19).
Member, Task Force on Education Funding in Prince George's County, 1995-96; Commission on Aging, 1995-2019; Task Force to End Smoking in Maryland, 1999; Task Force on Upgrading Sewerage Systems, 2001-02; Prince George's Hospital System Improvement Task Force, 2002-03; State Advisory Council on Quality Care at the End of Life, 2002-12; Environmental Restoration and Development Task Force, 2003; Attainment Plan (federal air quality standards) Task Force, Department of the Environment, 2003-04; Steering Committee, Bi-County Task Force on Gang Activity, 2004; Bay Restoration Fund Advisory Committee, 2004-19; Thomas J. S. Waxter Children's Center Advisory Board, 2008-; Task Force on Solar Hot Water Systems in Prince George's County, 2010, 2011; Wetlands and Waterways Program Funding Work Group, 2011. House Chair, Task Force on the Establishment of a Statewide Spay/Neuter Fund, 2011-13. Member, Chesapeake Bay Commission, 2015-19.
Born in Washington, DC, May 31, 1945. Attended Northwestern High School, Hyattsville, Maryland; American Institute. Business owner. Assistant to Parliamentarian, Democratic Party National Convention, 1968, 1972. Deputy Director, Rules Commission, Democratic Party National Convention, 1972. Past member, Prince George's County Democratic Central Committee. Board of Directors, Dimensions Healthcare System, 2007-. Member, SmokeFree Maryland. Distinguished Service Award, Calverton Recreation Council. Pride Award, St. Vincent Pallotti High School, Laurel. Legislative Accomplishment Award, American Cancer Society, 2004. Legislator Recognition Award, Maryland Association of Counties, 2004. Humane State Legislator Award, Humane Society of the United States, 2006. Consumer Hero, Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition, 2013, 2014. Widow; two children, four grandchildren.
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