Member of House of Delegates, January 14, 2015 to January 11, 2023. Member, Judiciary Committee, 2015-18 (civil law & procedure subcommittee, 2015-18); Appropriations Committee, 2019-23 (education & economic development subcommittee, 2019; oversight committee on pensions, 2019; transportation & the environment subcommittee, 2020-23; oversight committee on personnel, 2020-23); Joint Audit and Evaluation Committee, 2021-23. Deputy Minority Whip, 2022. Member, Maryland Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus, 2015-23; Maryland Veterans Caucus, 2016-23; Maryland Legislative Transit Caucus, 2019-23. President, Women Legislators of Maryland, 2019-20 (member, 2015-23; treasurer, 2016-17; 1st vice-president, 2017-18; president-elect, 2018-19).
Minority Council to Chair, U.S. Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs, 2002-03.
Deputy Secretary, Department of Transportation, 2003-04. Executive Secretary, Maryland Transportation Authority, 2004-07. Member, Task Force on Traffic Capacity Across the Chesapeake Bay, 2004-06.
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, May 7, 1945. Attended Catonsville Senior High School, Catonsville, Maryland; Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, B.A. (english), 1967; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, M.A. (english literature), 1970; University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 1991; Georgetown University, Executive Leadership Coaching Certificate, 2010. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1991; District of Columbia Bar, 1993. Attorney. Associate, Arent Fox Kintner Plotkin & Kahn, 1991-96. Vice-President, Legislative Affairs, Marriott International, 2000-02 (senior counsel, 1996-99). Managing Partner, GenderStrategy, 2007-. Board of Directors, University of Maryland School of Law Alumni Association, 1992-2003 (president, 2002-03). Howard County Leadership Program, 1993-94. Board of Visitors, University of Maryland School of Law, 1998-2004. Board of Directors, Columbia Foundation, 1999-2005. Member, Howard County Republican Central Committee, 2006-10. Advisory Board, Women's Giving Circle, 2008-12. Member, Business Women's Network, 2010-; American Association of University Women, 2010-; League of Women Voters, 2011-; National Rifle Association, 2013-. Author, Why Must There Be Dragons? Empowering Women to Master Their Careers Without Changing Men, 2008. Maryland Woman of the Year, WTS, Inc. (Women's Transportation Seminar), 2004. Maryland's Top 100 Women, Daily Record, 2004. Robert H. Kittleman Life Achievement Award, Howard County Republican Central Committee, 2010. Two children; six grandchildren.
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