County Executive (Democrat), 1990-98

County Executive, Harford County, December 3, 1990 to December 7, 1998. Member, Susquehanna River Watershed Advisory Board, 1991-92. Representative, Baltimore Regional Council of Governments, 1991-92. Member, Baltimore Metropolitan Council, 1992-98 (chair, 1996-97); Private Sector Advisory Council, 1994-95; State Economic Growth, Resource Protection, and Planning Commission, 1994-97; Task Force on Telecommunications Taxes, 1996-97.

Member, Bel Air Town Commission, 1978-82.

Chair, Criminal Justice Advisory Board and Permanent Nominating Caucus, Harford County. Member, Child Protection Council, Harford County. Chair, Harford County Area Agency on Aging. Former treasurer, Community Resource Board, Harford County.

Member, House of Delegates, representing Harford County (District 34), 1983-90. Member, Appropriations Committee, 1983-90 (law enforcement & transportation subcommittee). Member, Joint Committee on the Management of Public Funds, 1984-90; Joint Committee on Federal Relations, 1987-90; Joint Committee on Ports, 1987-90; Private Sector Port Committee, 1987-90. Chair, Harford County Delegation, 1985-90. Chair, Women Legislators of Maryland.

Member, Solid Waste Management Commission, 1980-81; Committee to Study Sentencing and Correctional Alternatives for Women Convicted of Crime, 1987-88; Charter of the Aberdeen Proving Ground Science and Technology Board. Board of Visitors, R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, 2002. Chair, Blue Ribbon Panel for Financing Tributary Strategies. Member, Board of Appeals, Dept. of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation, 2009-.

Born in Chester, Pennsylvania, November 30, 1944. Attended Immaculata College, Philadelphia; University of Maryland, B.S. (business & government), 1997. Former educator, municipal official, homemaker. Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention, 1980. Former chair, Resolution and Issues Committee, Maryland Democratic Party. President, Maryland Municipal League, 1981-82. Past president, Harford County League of Women Voters. Former vice-chair, Discover Hartford Committee, Inc. Member, Communications and Transportation Committee, National League of Cities; Region 5 Criminal Justice Planning Board. Leadership Award, Maryland League of Women Voters, 1979. Honorary Citizen, City of Aberdeen, 1980. Distinguished Service Award, Maryland Municipal League,1982. Certificate of Distinguished Citizenship, 1982. Public Official of the Year, Mental Health Association of Metropolitan Baltimore, 1995. William Fell Public Service Award, 1996. Award, Maryland Child Care Association, 1996. Regional Visionary Award, Greater Baltimore Committee, 1997. Maryland's Top 100 Women, Daily Record, 1997, 1999, 2013 (circle of excellence). Citation of Exemplary Service, Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services. Women Helping Women Award, Soroptomist International of the Americas. Married; four children, two grandchildren.

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