[photo, Jane E. Lawton, State Delegate] JANE E. LAWTON (1944-2007)
Democrat, District 18, Montgomery County

Member of House of Delegates, November 1, 2005 to November 29, 2007. Member, Environmental Matters Committee, 2005-07 (agriculture, agriculture preservation & open space subcommittee, 2006; natural resources & ethics subcommittee, 2006; environment subcommittee, 2006-07; motor vehicle & transportation subcommittee, 2007); Joint Committee on the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Critical Area, 2007. Member, Joint Committee on the Selection of the State Treasurer, 2007. Member, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) Matters Committee, Montgomery County Delegation, 2007 (transportation committee, 2006-07; bi-county committee, 2007). Member, Veterans Caucus, 2006-07; Women Legislators of Maryland, 2006-07.

Special Assistant to Speaker, U.S. House of Representatives, 1968-74. Mayor, Town of Chevy Chase, 1988-91 (treasurer & council member, 1980-88). Special assistant to Montgomery County Executive, 1992-94. Cable Communications Chief, Division of Cable and Communications Services, Montgomery County, 1994-07. Chair, Telecommunications Transmission Facilities Commission. Chair, Task Force on Green Building, 2007 (member, 2006-07).

Born in Muskogee, Oklahoma, May 24, 1944. University of Oklahoma, B.A., summa cum laude (government, history, & economics); Phi Beta Kappa. Systems engineer, IBM Corporation, 1966-67. President, National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors, 1998-99 (former member, board of directors). Member, State Legislative Committee, Maryland Municipal League. Member, Federal Communications Bar Association; Women in Wireless Leadership Forum. President, Women's Suburban Democratic Club. Chair, District 18 Democratic Caucus. Member, Women's National Democratic Club. Board of Directors, Bethesda Academy of Performing Arts; Washington Chapter, Oklahoma State Society. Elizabeth Scull Outstanding Community Service Award, 1994. Two daughters. Died in Washington, DC, November 29, 2007.

To honor Delegate Lawton, the General Assembly in 2008 enacted the Jane Lawton Farm-to-School Program, administered by the Department of Agriculture (Chapters 371 & 372, Acts of 2008; Code Agriculture Article, sec. 10-1601). Under this Program, Maryland farm products are promoted for use in school lunch programs; and students are educated about where their food comes from, how it is produced, and the benefits of a healthy diet. The Program serves to increase sales by local farmers for healthier school lunches and higher farm income.

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