[photo, Joseph J. Minnick, State Delegate] JOSEPH J. (SONNY) MINNICK (1933-2015)
Democrat, District 6, Baltimore County

Member of House of Delegates, 1988-90, and January 11, 1995 to January 14, 2015. Member, Judiciary Committee, 1988-90; Commerce and Government Matters Committee, 1995-98 (motor vehicles subcommittee; state government & civil rights subcommittee). Deputy Majority Whip, 1995-98. Member, Economic Matters Committee, 1999-2015 (alcoholic beverages work group, 1999-2007; real estate & housing subcommittee, 1999-2003; unemployment insurance subcommittee, 1999-2000, 2011-15; deathcare industry work group, 1999-2010; business regulation subcommittee, 2003-06, 2011-15; banking, economic development, science & technology subcommittee, 2003-10; workers' compensation subcommittee, 2003-10; alcoholic beverages subcommittee, 2007-15); Joint Committee on the Selection of the State Treasurer, 2003; Joint Committee on Workers' Compensation Benefit and Insurance Oversight, 2003-15. Chair, Baltimore County Delegation, 1995-2006. Member, Maryland Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus, 2001-15. House Chair, Maryland Veterans Caucus, 2007-14 (member, 2005-15).

Member, Maryland Advisory Commission on Manufacturing Competitiveness, 2007-09. Chair, Maryland Correctional Enterprises Management Council, 2007-15.

Born in Dundalk, Maryland, March 16, 1933. Attended Dundalk High School, Baltimore, Maryland. Served in U.S. Navy, 1952-56. Attended Dundalk Community College, 1972-73; Essex Community College, 1974. Retired owner and operator, Minnick's Restaurant and Catering Business, Inc. Member, Democratic State Central Committee, Baltimore County, 1986. Member, Baltimore County Licensed Beverage Association (president, 1975-76); Restaurant Association of Maryland (board of directors, 1990-92). Member, Dundalk Memorial Post no. 6694, Veterans of Foreign Wars; Dundalk Post no. 38, American Legion; Knights of Columbus. Member, Our Lady of Hope Roman Catholic Church, Dundalk, Maryland. Married; three children; six grandchildren. Died in Timonium, Maryland, October 12, 2015.

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