[photo, Paul E. Schurick, Director of Communications] PAUL E. SCHURICK
Director of Communications, Office of Governor, 2004-07

Director of Communications, Office of Governor, 2004 to January 17, 2007. Director of Communications and Strategic Planning, Office of Governor, 2003. Member, Maryland Historical Trust, 2003-07.

Assistant to Mayor of Baltimore, 1980-87. Executive Assistant for Housing and Community Development, Agriculture, and Public Works, Governor's Programs Office, 1987-89. Press Secretary, Governor's Office, 1989-91. Chief of Staff, Governor's Office, 1992-95. Political director, House Speaker Casper R. Taylor, House of Delegates, 1995-97. Political and communications director, U.S. Representive Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr., 1997-2000.

Board of Trustees, Maryland Historical Trust, 1987-94. Member, Governor's Advisory Committee on Maritime Archaelogy, 1988-92. Judge, Maryland Tax Court, 1995-99; Governor-elect's Transition Team, 2002-03.

West Virginia University, B.S. (economics), 1978; M.A. (economics), 1980. Senior Executive, Schurick-Kaiser Associates, Baltimore, 1996-97. Political director and communications director, Bob Ehrlich for Maryland Campaign, 1998-2002. Senior communications consultant, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, 2007-. Married; one child.

On December 6, 2011, Mr. Schurick was convicted in Baltimore City Circuit Court of election fraud and related charges. On February 16, 2012, he received a one-year suspended sentence, was placed on four-years probation, and was ordered to serve 30-days home detention, and perform 500 hours of community service.

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