County Executive, Anne Arundel County, December 4, 2006 to January 29, 2013. Suspended from office January 29, 2013. Resigned February 1, 2013.
Member, State Commission on the Capital City, 2006-13. Board of Visitors, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland Medical System, 2006-13. Chair, Baltimore Regional Transportation Board, 2007-13. Member, Local Government Subcommittee, Base Realignment and Closure Subcabinet, 2007-11; Fort George G. Meade Regional Growth Management Committee, 2007-13. Board of Directors, Baltimore Metropolitan Council, 2006-13 (vice-chair, 2008; chair, 2009).
Hawaii State Representative, 1970-74. Hawaii State Senator, 1974-78. Member, Hawaii State Board of Education, 1968-70 (only Republican ever elected to Hawaii State Board of Education). Member, National Advisory Council for the Education of Disadvantaged Children (ESEA, Title I), 1977-79, appointed by President Gerald R. Ford. Member, Accountability Task Force (on State Aid to Public Education), 1984-89; National Motor Carrier Advisory Committee, 1988-90; National Council on Disability, 1991-92, appointed by President George Bush; Governor's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities, 1996-2004; Task Force to Study Retail Electric Competition and the Restructuring of the Electric Utility Industry, 1997-98; Task Force on Public Charter Schools, 1998; State Council on Cancer Control, 2003-06.
Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 4, 1943. Hamilton College, B.A., 1964. Delegate, Republican Party National Convention, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2008 (platform committee member, 1980, 1988). Board of Directors, Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore, 2006-13. Member, Legislative Committee, Maryland Association of Counties, 2006-13. Honored for legislative service by Maryland Coalition Against Crime, 1986, and Maryland Child Care Association, 1989. Legislator of the Year, National Republican Legislators Association, 2000. Distinguished Service Citation, Maryland Library Association, 2006.
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