Member of House of Delegates, January 11, 1995 to July 31, 2016. Resigned July 31, 2016. Member, Judiciary Committee, 1995-2004 (family & juvenile law subcommittee, 1995-2003; juvenile law subcommittee, 2003-04); Special Committee on Higher Education Affordability and Accessibility, 2003-04; Rules and Executive Nominations Committee, 2003-04. Minority Whip, 2003-06. Member, Appropriations Committee, 2004-06 (health & human resources subcommittee, 2005-06; oversight committee on pensions, 2005-06); Joint Committee on the Selection of the State Treasurer, 2007, 2011. Minority Leader, 2007-13. Member, Legislative Policy Committee, 2007-13 (management subcommittee, 2007-13); Environmental Matters Committee, 2007-15 (agriculture, agriculture preservation & open space subcommittee, 2007-08; environment subcommittee, 2007-10; natural resources subcommittee, 2007-15; local government & bi-county agencies subcommittee, 2008-09; land use & ethics subcommittee, 2011-15).
Member, Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland, 1995-2016; Maryland Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy, 1999; Metropolitan Washington Air Quality Committee of Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, 1999-2016; Task Force to Study the Economic Development of the Maryland Seafood and Aquaculture Industries, 2002-04 (aquaculture industry work group); Task Force to Study Alternative Living Arrangements for Children in Out-of-Home Placement, 2003-04; Governor's Task Force on Medical Malpractice and Health Care Access, 2004; Task Force on Traffic Capacity Across the Chesapeake Bay, 2005-06; Commission to Study Southern Maryland Transportation Needs, 2006-08; Aquaculture Coordinating Council, 2006-16; Oyster Advisory Commission, 2007-16.
Member, Public Service Commission, 2016-.
Member, Election Redistricting Committee, Calvert County, 1992; Compensation Board, Calvert County, 1993.
Resident of Lusby, Maryland. Born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, March 7, 1961. Attended Middletown Area High School, Middletown, Pennsylvania. Served in U.S. Navy (E-6), 1979-87. Naval Nuclear Propulsion School, 1980; Regents College (now Excelsior College), State University of New York, B.S. (liberal studies), 1985. Former supervisor, Instrument Modifications Unit, Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant, Baltimore Gas and Electric Company. Member, Republican Precinct Organization, Calvert County, 1990-94. Delegate, Republican Party National Convention, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012. Maryland Public Policy Conflict Resolution Fellow, Center for Dispute Resolution, University of Maryland School of Law, 2007. Edward T. Hall Memorial Award for Outstanding Republican Man of the Year - Calvert County, Calvert County Republican Central Committee, 1993. Outstanding Employer Partner Award, Maryland Chamber of Commerce, 2005. Married; three children, two grandchildren.
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