Member of House of Delegates, January 8, 2003 to January 14, 2015. Member, Appropriations Committee, 2003-06 (public safety & administration subcommittee, 2004-06; oversight committee on personnel, 2003-06; health & human services subcommittee, 2003; child welfare work group, 2004-06). Deputy Majority Whip, 2007-10. Member, Environmental Matters Committee, 2007-15 (chair, ground rent work group, 2007; member, environment subcommittee, 2007-15; natural resources subcommittee, 2007-10; agriculture, agriculture preservation, & open space subcommittee, 2011-15; local government & bi-county agencies subcommittee, 2011-15; chair, housing & real property subcommittee, 2011-15, member, 2007-15); Work Group to Review Disclosure Requirements of the Public Ethics Law, 2012-13; Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review, 2013-15. Member, Law Enforcement and State-Appointed Boards Committee, Prince George's County Delegation, 2013-15, vice-chair, 2011-12 (bi-county committee, 2006-15, chair, 2003-05; county affairs committee, 2008-10). Member, Maryland Green Caucus, 2003-15. Member, National Conference of State Legislatures (legislative effectiveness & state government committee, 2005-07; legislative effectiveness committee, 2007-15).
Member, City Council, Mount Rainier, 1983-87. Member, Economic Development Advisory Committee, Prince George's County, 1985-92.
Board of Education, Prince George's County, 1996-2002. Assistant State's Attorney, Prince George's County, 1998- (economic crimes unit, 2001-). Member, Police Advisory Board, Mount Rainier, 2001-; Governor's Commission on Housing Policy, 2003-04 (community revitalization subcommittee); Task Force to Study Identity Theft, 2005-07. Co-Chair, Delinquency Prevention and Diversion Services Task Force, 2006-09. Member, Maryland Home-Ownership Preservation Task Force, 2007; Truancy Court Work Group, 2007-08. Chair, Task Force on the Establishment of Vocational and Technical Education High School Academies in Prince George's County, 2007-09. Member, Commission to Study the Title Insurance Industry in Maryland, 2008-10; Chesapeake Conservation Corps Program Board, 2010-15; Lead Poisoning Prevention Study Group, 2011; Maryland Foreclosure Task Force, 2011-12; Mortgage Settlement Funds Work Group, 2012. Chair, Work Group on Lead Liability Protection for Rental Property, 2012.
Born in Grand Island, Nebraska, March 19, 1947. Regents Scholar, University of Nebraska, 1965-67. University of Texas, B.A. (government), 1969. Phi Beta Kappa. Teaching fellowship, Graduate School of Government, University of Texas, 1970. University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 1997 (Order of Coif; Editor, Maryland Law Review). Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1997. Attorney. Managing editor, Atlanta Cooperative News Project, 1973-76. Research director, Georgia Citizens' Coalition on Hunger, 1975-76. Managing editor, In These Times, 1976-78. Editor & researcher, Exploratory Project for Economic Alternatives, National Center for Economic Alternatives, 1978-79. Project director, The Youth Project, Community Jobs Clearinghouse, 1979-81. Membership & communications director, Rural America, 1981-83. Vice-president & senior writer, The Kamber Group, 1983-86. Director, Corporate Communications, ULLICO, Inc., 1986-94. Doyle Niemann Communications, 1994-2001. Board of Directors, Maryland Citizen Action Coalition, 1982-94. President, Freeze Voter National Education Project, 1986-90. Member, Prince George's County Democratic Central Committee, 1986-90. Board of Directors and Chair, Community Advisory Board, Leland Memorial Hospital, 1990-93. Board of Directors, Prince George's Pool. Consumer Legislator of the Year, Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition, 2008.
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