Member of House of Delegates, 1991-99. Member, Judiciary Committee, 1991-97 (chair, gaming [gambling] law & regulation subcommittee); Appropriations Committee, 1997-99 (public safety & administration subcommittee; oversight committee on personnel; oversight committee on program open space & agricultural land preservation); House Facilities Committee, 1993-99; House Vice-Chair, Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review, 1995-99. Former chair, Harford County Delegation. Member, Law and Justice Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures, 1996-99.
Member, Maryland Racing Commission, 2008-16. Chair, Health and Human Services Referral Board, 2011-16.
Born in Jacksonville, Illinois, October 10, 1941. Fontbonne College, A.B., cum laude, 1963 (Woodrow Wilson Fellow, 1963); School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, M.S., with distinction, 1967; University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1983. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1983. Attorney. General Counsel of Corporate and Regulatory Affairs, Consumer Finance North America, CitiFinancial, 2003-09. Member, Maryland State Bar Association (member, editorial advisory board); Harford County Bar Association. Member, Harford Chapter, American Association of University Women, 1970- (president, 1975-77). President, Society for the Preservation of Fell's Point and Federal Hill, 1987-90. Board member, Harford Community College Foundation, 1990-99; United Way of Central Maryland, 1995; University of Maryland School of Law Alumni Association, 1995. Chair, Women's Leadership Council, United Way of Central Maryland, 2010 (vice-chair, 2009). Outstanding Young Marylander nominee, Jaycees, 1975. Outstanding Service Award, Maryland Bar Association, 1995. Distinguished Service Award, Route 40 Business Association, 1998. Named in Maryland's Top 100 Women, Daily Record, 1998, 2000, 2002 (Circle of Excellence). Samuel Hopkins Lifetime of Service Award, Civic Works, 2008. Married; three children.
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