Member of House of Delegates, January 11, 1995 to January 8, 2003. Member, Joint Committee on Federal Relations, 1995-97; Ways and Means Committee, 1995-2003 (housing & social issues subcommittee, 1995; transportation subcommittee, 1996; education subcommittee, 1997-98; chair, children & youth subcommittee, 1999-2003); Joint Committee on Welfare Reform, 1999-2003. House Chair, Joint Committee on Children, Youth, and Families, 1999-2003. Member, Transportation Committee, Montgomery County Delegation (past vice-chair, special committee on county finances).
Chair, National Commission on Children and Disasters, 2008-.
Born in Washington, DC, February 17, 1964. Attended Georgetown Preparatory High School, Rockville; College of the Holy Cross, B.A. (history), 1986; Harvard University, M.A. (public administration), 1993. Senior Vice-President and Managing Director, U.S. Programs, Save the Children. Founder and Executive Director, The Choice Program. Board of Directors, Public Justice Center, 1991-; Cal Ripkin, Sr., Foundation. Author, A Good Man: Rediscovering My Father (2012). Honorary Doctorate, Loyola College, 1994. Legislative Sponsor Award, Maryland Children's Action Network, 1999, 2000, 2001. Environmental Leadership Award, Maryland League of Conservation Voters, 1999, 2000, 2001. Leadership Award, Maryland Alliance of Boys and Girls Clubs, 2001. Award of Excellence, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, 2002. Outstanding Legislative Leadership Award, The Arc of Maryland, 2002. Father of the Year Award, National Father's Day Committee, 2008. Married; three children.
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