[photo, Michael R. Gordon, State Delegate] MICHAEL ROBERT GORDON (1947-2012)
Democrat, District 17, Montgomery County

Member of House of Delegates, January 12, 1983 to January 10, 2007. Member, Constitutional and Administrative Law Committee, 1983-89; Ways and Means Committee, 1989-94 (chair, financing resources subcommittee, 1992-94); Rules and Executive Nominations Committee, 1990-2007. Vice-Chair, Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review, 1993-94. Member, Task Force on Telecommunications Taxes, 1994; Joint Committee on State Economic Development Initiatives, 1995-96. Vice-Chair, Economic Matters Committee, 1995-2003 (health insurance subcommittee, 1995-2003; chair, unemployment insurance subcommittee, 1995-2003). Member, Special Joint Committee on Competitive Taxation and Economic Development, 1996-97; Special Committee on Gaming, 2001; Ways and Means Committee, 2003-07 (vice-chair's subcommittee, 2003-07; chair, tax & revenue subcommittee, 2003-07). House Chair, Spending Affordability Committee, 2003-07. Chair, Montgomery County Delegation, 1986-91 (member, county affairs committee). Chair, Fiscal Affairs and Government Operations Committee, Southern Legislative Conference, 1997-2007.

Member, Task Force on Real Estate Taxation Assessment, Montgomery County, 1977; Fiscal Affairs Committee, Montgomery County, 1977-78; Alternative Community Service Committee, City of Rockville, 1981-83; Criminal Justice Coordinating Commission, Montgomery County. Member, Task Force on Infrastructure Financing, 1985-86; Advisory Committee to Study Funding Mechanisms for the Maryland Insurance Administration, 1997-98.

Born in Silver Spring, Maryland, July 5, 1947; life-long resident of Montgomery County. Attended Montgomery County public schools; Northwood High School, Silver Spring; Towson State College, B.A., 1969 (ROTC); Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1972. U.S. Army Reserve (captain), 1972-80. Admitted to Maryland State and Supreme Court Bars. Attorney. Ehrlich & Gordon, Rockville. Member, Maryland State Bar Foundation. Member, Montgomery County Bar Association. Past president, West End Citizens Association; Rockville Civic Federation. Chair, Task Force on Human Relations, Montgomery County Democratic Central Committee, 1973. Member, Rockville Little Theatre; Peerless Rockville Historical Society; Greater Gaithersburg and Rockville Chambers of Commerce. Outstanding Young Man in America, 1983. Distinguished Service Awards, Maryland Municipal League, 1983, 1984, 1988, 1991, 1995, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004 (certificates of appreciation, 1985, 1986, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1998). Award for outstanding support and commitment to Court Appointed Special Advocate Program (CASA), National Council of Jewish Women, 1990. Award, Maryland State Bar Association, 1992. Legislator of the Year, Building and Construction Trades Council, 1992. Award, ABC Contractors, 1994. Married. Died in Bethesda, Maryland, August 29, 2012.

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