Member of House of Delegates, January 8, 2003 to January 14, 2015. Member, Health and Government Operations Committee, 2003-04 (government operations subcommittee, 2003-04; health facilities, equipment & products subcommittee, 2003-04; health insurance subcommittee, 2003-04; insurance subcommittee, 2004). Deputy Minority Whip, 2003-06. Member, Judiciary Committee, 2004-15 (juvenile law subcommittee, 2005-06, 2011-15; criminal justice subcommittee, 2007-15). Minority Parliamentarian, 2007-13. Member, Task Force to Study Court Decision regarding Pit Bulls, 2012. House Chair, Cecil County Delegation, 2003-15. House Vice-Chair, Eastern Shore Delegation, 2004-15. Member, Maryland Rural Caucus, 2003-15; Maryland Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus, 2003-15; Taxpayers Protection Caucus, 2003-15 Maryland Veterans Caucus, 2005-15. Chair, Tea Party Caucus, 2011-15.
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, June 18, 1958. Served in U.S. Marine Corps, 1975-79. Elgin Community College, Elgin, Illinois, A.A. (psychology & history), 1982; Northern Illinois University, B.A. (political science), 1985; Northern Illinois University College of Law, J.D., 1989. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1989. Attorney. Member, Cecil County Bar Association (board of directors; chair, ethics committee); Maryland Association for Justice (formerly Maryland Trial Lawyers Association). Founder, Mediation, Inc. (alternative dispute resolution center). Delegate, Republican Party National Convention, 2012. Board of Directors, Bainbridge Naval Training Center Historical Association, Inc.; Family Services Association; Cecil Soccer. Member, Cecil County School Improvement Team; Leadership Maryland Forum for Policy Change. Silver Key Award, Law Students Division, American Bar Association, 1989. John Shaw Award, Maryland Business for Responsive Government, 2010.
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