[photo, Catherine M. Forbes, Maryland State Delegate] CATHERINE M. FORBES
Democrat, District 43B, Baltimore County

Member of House of Delegates since October 29, 2019 (representing Dist. 42A, Oct. 29, 2019 to Jan. 11, 2023; representing Dist. 43B since Jan. 11, 2023). Member, Appropriations Committee, 2020- (education & economic development subcommittee, 2020-; oversight committee on personnel, 2021-22; capital budget subcommittee, 2023-; chair, oversight committee on pensions, 2023-). Member, Maryland Legislative Transit Caucus, 2019-; Women Legislators of Maryland, 2019-; Maryland Legislative Latino Caucus, 2021-.

Mediation Coordinator, Orphans’ Court, Baltimore County, 2014-19.

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, June 15, 1965. Attended Charles F. Brush High School, Lyndhurst, Ohio; Allegheny College, B.A. (english language & art history) , 1987. Director of Information Services, Henry J. Kaufman & Associates, 1987-88. Marketing Associate, TCOM Systems, 1989-90. Senior Line Designer and Researcher, Barton Cotton, 1990-94. Education advocate, 2007-. Volunteer, Baltimore County Public Schools, 2000-16. Chair, State Senator James Brochin Scholarship Committee, 2003-10. Campaign manager, Mike Ertel for County Council, 2010. Member, League of Women Voters; Sierra Club; Central Baltimore County Democratic Club. Co-Chair, Tech Trek, Rodgers Forge Elementary School, 2008-10. Founding member, Towson Families United, 2008-. Founder and Co-Chair, Westy's Walk, West Towson Elementary School, 2011-13. Board of Directors, Children's Playhouse of Maryland, 2015-. Outstanding Volunteer Award, Rodgers Forge Elementary School, 2009. Honorary Lifetime Membership Award, Maryland PTA, 2012. Married; two children.

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