Member of House of Delegates, January 11, 1995 to January 14, 2015. Member, Appropriations Committee, 1995-2015 (transportation & the environment subcommittee, 1995-99; oversight committee on program open space & agricultural land preservation, 1995-2002; education & economic development subcommittee, 1999-2015; oversight committee on personnel, 1999-2015; juvenile services work group, 2005-15; capital budget subcommittee, 2007-11); Special Committee on Rail Mergers, 1996-97; Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics, 1999-2003; Joint Committee on Children, Youth, and Families, 1999-2015; Special Committee on Higher Education Affordability and Accessibility, 2003-04. Deputy Minority Whip, 2003-06. Assistant Minority Leader, 2007-13. Member, Rules and Executive Nominations Committee, 2011-15. Chair, Carroll County Delegation, 2003-10 (vice-chair, 1999-2002). Member, Women Legislators of Maryland, 1995-2015; Maryland Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus, 2001-15; Maryland Rural Caucus, 2002-15; Maryland Taxpayers Protection Caucus, 2003-15; Maryland Veterans Caucus, 2006-15 Member, National Conference of State Legislatures (communications, technology & interstate commerce committee, 2005-07; communications, financial services & interstate commerce committee, 2007-15).
Born in Owings Mills, Maryland, June 22, 1934. Attended Franklin High School, Reisterstown; Western Maryland College, B.S. (home economics), 1956. Former teacher, Baltimore County public schools. President, Carroll County Republican Club (3 terms). Chair, Carroll County Republican Central Committee, 1991-92 (member, 1990-94). Member, Maryland Federation of Republican Women. Alternate Delegate, Republican Party National Convention, 1992. Member, Western Maryland Alumni Association. Married; five children.
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