[photo, Ronald A. Guns, State Delegate] RONALD A. GUNS,
Democrat, District 36, Cecil, Caroline, Kent, Queen Anne's & Talbot Counties

Member of House of Delegates, 1983-2001, representing District 36 (Cecil, Caroline, Kent, Queen Anne's & Talbot Counties). Chair, Environmental Matters Committee, 1991-2001 (member, 1983-2001; vice-chair, 1989-90; agriculture, environment & natural resources subcommittee, 1999-2001; health subcommittee, 1999-2001; public utilities subcommittee, 1999-2001). House Chair, Special Joint Committee on the Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program, 1995-2001. Member, Rules and Executive Nominations Committee, 1991-2001; Legislative Policy Committee, 1991-2001; Joint Subcommittee on Program Open Space and Agricultural Land Preservation, 2000-01; Speaker's Advisory Committee on Legislative Redistricting, 2001. Member, Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review, 1989-90; Joint Task Force on Maryland's Procurement Law, 1994. House Chair, Joint Committee on Health Care Cost Containment, 1991-92. Co-Chair, Article 66B (planning & zoning) Study Commission, 1999-2000. Chair, Eastern Shore Delegation, 1989-90. Resigned from House of Delegates, effective July 1, 2001, to become a member of Public Service Commission.

Member, Governor's Advisory Council on Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), 1987-91; Subcommittee on Uninsured Persons of Governor's Commission on Health Care Policy and Financing, 1988-90; Governor's Commission on Growth in the Chesapeake Region, 1989-91; Chesapeake Bay Commission, 1989-91; Susquehanna River Watershed Advisory Board, 1990; State Economic Growth, Resource Protection, and Planning Commission, 1992-2001; Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, 1995-2001; Blue Ribbon Citizens Pfiesteria Commission, 1997. Co-Chair, Task Force to Study Retail Electric Competition and the Restructuring of the Electric Utility Industry, 1997-98. Member, Attainment Plan (federal air quality standards) Task Force, Department of the Environment, 1997-2001; Governor's Task Force on Eastern Shore Economic Development, 1999-2001; Southern States Energy Board, 2001; Mid-Shore Regional Council, 2001. Member, Public Service Commission, 2001-05; Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Commission, 2004-. Assistant Secretary, Chesapeake Bay Programs, Department of Natural Resources, 2005-06. Deputy Secretary, Department of Natural Resources, 2006-07.

Born in Elkton, Maryland, October 9, 1948. Attended Corpus Christi High School, Elsmere, Delaware; Cecil Community College; University of Maryland. Served in U.S. Army, 1969-71, with a tour in Vietnam, 1969-70 (two Army Commendation Medals). Employed by Bell Atlantic-MD (now Verizon), 1972-2001. Member, Knights of Columbus; Elks; Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW); American Legion. Former secretary, Cecil County Junior Football League. Married; five children.

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