[photo, Robert A. Costa, State Delegate] ROBERT A. COSTA
Republican, District 33B, Anne Arundel County

Member of House of Delegates, January 8, 2003 to January 14, 2015. Deputy Minority Whip, 2003-05. Member, Joint Committee on the State's Emergency Medical Response System, 2003-05; Health and Government Operations, 2003-15 (health occupations subcommittee, 2003-04; long-term care subcommittee, 2003-04; public health subcommittee, 2003-05; health facilities, equipment & products subcommittee, 2005; government operations subcommittee, 2005-07; public health & long-term care subcommittee, 2005-15; minority health disparities subcommittee, 2007-15); Investigation Committee, 2007-15; House Emergency Medical Services Work Group, 2009-12; Joint Committee on Transparency and Open Government, 2011-14; Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review, 2011-15. Chair, Anne Arundel County Delegation, 2011. Member, Maryland Legislative Fire, Rescue and EMS Caucus, 2003-15; Maryland Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus, 2003-15; Taxpayers Protection Caucus, 2003-15; Maryland Veterans Caucus, 2004-15. Member, National Conference of State Legislatures (labor & workforce development committee, 2005-07; labor & economic development committee, 2007-15).

Member, Fire Advisory Board, Anne Arundel County, 1996-2000. Member, State Advisory Council on Hepatitis C, 2003-05; Maryland Medicaid Advisory Committee, 2004-15; Task Force on Health Care Access and Reimbursement, 2007-08. Alternate member, Work Group to Consider Gaming Expansion, 2012. Member, Joint Committee on Health Benefit Exchange Financing, 2012; Work Group to Study the Laws and Policies related to the Distribution of Money to Volunteer and Career [Fire] Companies, 2013.

Born in Linthicum, Maryland, October 9, 1958. Attended Annapolis Senior High School; Anne Arundel Community College (general studies). Served in U.S. Army, 1981-85. Professional firefighter and emergency medical technician, Anne Arundel County Fire Department,1985-. Former real estate agent. Past member, Executive Board, Local 1563, Anne Arundel County Professional Firefighters Association (legislative liaison). Member, Anne Arundel County Republican Central Committee, 1998-2002 (chair, 1999-2000). Founder, South County Republican Dinner Club. Member, Italian Businessmen's Association, Annapolis; South County Moose Lodge; Deale Elk's Lodge; Deale Elementary School P.T.A.; Southern High School P.T.A.; Alliance of the Chesapeake; National Rifle Association; Maryland Rifle and Pistol Association; Arbor Day Foundation; Citizens for a Sound Economy; Anne Arundel Affordable Housing Coalition. Chair, Board of Directors, Avalon Shores Civic Association, 1999-2001. Coach, Deale Athletic Association Baseball Team. Outstanding Patriotism Award, Annapolis Chapter, Military Order of World Wars, 1983. State Legislator of the Year for Anne Arundel County, Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce, 2004. Outstanding Leadership Award, Maryland Association of Community Services, 2005. Outstanding Legislative Leadership Award, ARC of Maryland and Maryland Association of Community Services, 2005, 2006. Legislator of the Year Award, Maryland State Dental Association, 2006. Legislative Award, MedChi, 2006. Charles McC. Mathias, Jr. Award, House of Delegates, 2014. Member, Friendship Community Baptist Church. Two children.

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