Member of House of Delegates, January 11, 1995 to February 11, 2003, representing District 28 (Charles County). Member, Judiciary Committee, 1995-2003 (gaming law & regulation subcommittee, 1995-97; criminal justice subcommittee, 1998-2003); Special Committee on Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 1995-2003.
Member, U.S. 301 South Corridor Transportation Study Task Force, 1995-96; Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland, 1995-2003; Criminal Justice Information Advisory Board, 1996-2003; Governor's Task Force on Childproof Guns, 1999; Anti-Terrorism Work Group, 2001-02; State Advisory Council on Hepatitis C, 2003; Task Force to Study the Financial Impact of Retired Military Service Personnel on the Economy of the State, 2003.
Secretary of Veterans Affairs, March 21 to December 10, 2003. Acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs from February 12 to March 21, 2003. Member, Governor's Executive Council, 2003; Executive Committee, Maryland Terrorism Forum, 2003.
Secretary of State Police, April 26, 2004 to June 6, 2007. Acting Secretary of State Police, December 10, 2003 to April 26, 2004. Member, Governor's Executive Council, 2003-07; Cabinet Council on Criminal and Juvenile Justice, 2003-05; Maryland Security Council, 2003-05. Member, Task Force to Study Driver Licensing Documentation, 2003-04; State Information Technology Board, 2003-04. Chair, Cease Fire Council, 2003-07; Handgun Roster Board, 2003-07; Police Training Commission, 2003-07; Vehicle Theft Prevention Council, 2003-07. Member, Executive Committee, Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council of Maryland, U.S. Attorney's Office, 2003-07. Member, State Child Fatality Review Team, 2003-07; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee for Minority Affairs, 2003-07; State Postmortem Examiners Commission, 2003-07; State Commission on Public Safety Technology and Critical Infrastructure, 2004-05; Governor's Commission on Maryland Military Monuments, 2004; Task Force to Study Criminal Offender Monitoring by Global Positioning Systems, 2004-05; Homeland Security Senior Policy Group, 2004-07; Governor's Council on Family Violence Prevention, 2006-07; Maryland Pandemic Influenza Coordinating Committee, 2006-07; Sexual Offender Advisory Board, 2006-07; Maryland State Forensic Sciences Advisory Board, 2006-07.
Governor's Homeland Security Advisor, January 21 to July 24, 2015. Coordinator, Emergency Management Advisory Council, 2015. Member, Criminal Justice Information Advisory Board, 2015; Maryland Cybersecurity Council, 2015; Maryland Integrated Map Executive Committee, 2015; Council on Open Data, 2015; Statewide Interoperability Radio Control Board, 2015.
Born in Baltimore, Maryland. Attended Calvert Senior High School, Prince Frederick, Maryland. Served in U.S. Army, 1965-67. Command Sergeant Major, 29th Infantry Division Aviation Brigade, Maryland Army National Guard, 1968-2004. Charles County Community College, A.A., 1975; University of Maryland University College, B.S. (law enforcement), 1981; M.G.A. (state & local government), 1997. Graduate, U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy, 1990. Retired Maryland State Trooper. Former Commander, Maryland State Police Academy. Member, Post no. 8133, Prince Frederick, Veterans of Foreign Wars. Member, University of Maryland, University College Alumni Association; Maryland Saltwater Sport Fish Association. Trooper of the Year, Maryland State Police, 1976, 1977. Governor's Citation, 1994. Married; two children.
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