[photo, Luiz R. S. Simmons, State Delegate] LUIZ R. S. SIMMONS
Democrat, District 17, Montgomery County

Member of House of Delegates, January 10, 1979 to January 12, 1983, and January 8, 2003 to January 14, 2015. Member, Constitutional and Administrative Law Committee, 1979-83; Judiciary Committee, 2003-15 (chair, estates & trusts subcommittee, 2003-05; chair, civil law & procedure subcommittee, 2005-15); Medical Malpractice Insurance Work Group, 2004; Special Committee on State Employee Rights and Protections, 2005-07; Legislative Policy Committee, 2005-15. Member, Bi-County Agency Committee, Montgomery County Delegation, 2011-15 (vice-chair, bi-county committee, 2003-07; washington suburban sanitary commission (WSSC) matters committee, 2007-10).

Member, Rockville Human Rights Commission, 1976-78. Member, Maryland Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 1980.

Chair, Task Force to Study Economic Development and Apprenticeships, 2013.

Born in Winchester, Virginia, January 27, 1949. Attended Plainview High School, Plainview, New York; American University, B.A. (school of international service), 1970; Washington College of Law, The American University, J.D., 1974. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1975; District of Columbia Bar, 1975. Attorney. Partner, Auerbach & Simmons. Member, Maryland State Bar Association; Montgomery County Bar Association. General counsel for U. S. Representative Newton I. Steers, 1976-78. Former executive director, Montgomery-Prince George's Continuing Legal Education Institute, Inc. Former member, Community Advisory Council, Tri-Services Center for Children with Learning Disabilities. Co-editor, Discrimination and the Addict: Notes Toward a General Theory of Addiction Rehabilitation (1973). Editor, Drugs, Politics, and Diplomacy: The International Connection (1974). Married, two children.

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