STEWART BAINUM, JR.
Democrat, District 20.
Born in Takoma Park, March 25, 1946. Attended Takoma Academy; Pacific Union College, B.A., History, 1968; University of California at Los Angeles, M.B.A., 1970; Andrews University, Theology, 1971-72. Married; two children.
Member, House of Delegates, 1979-82. Member of Senate, 1983-86. Member, Budget and Taxation Committee; Joint Committee on Budget and Audit; Subcommittee on Corrections and Transportation; Subcommittee on Capital Budget.
Private Career and Other Public Service:
Businessman. Chairman of three companies: Manor Care, Inc., a health care provider, Choice Hotels International, Inc., franchisor of hotels around the world and Sunburst Hospitality, a real estate company that owns and operates hotels in twenty-six states. Chairman and Founder of Baltimore Advisors, a non-profit business management consulting firm for inner city-based businesses. Chair, Task Force on Public Transportation, Montgomery County Democratic Central Committee, 1977-78. Member, Coalition United to Reform Elections, 1975, 1977. Chair of Executive Committee, Silver Spring Development Council, 1976-77, Vice President, 1977-78. Member, Silver Spring Revitalization Task Force, 1978; Executive Board member, Alliance for Democratic Reform, 1974-75, 1977-78. Treasurer, Legislative Study Group, Inc., 1980-82. Member, State Development Council Task Force; Governor's Task Force on Violence and Extremism. Named "Outstanding State Official" by the Young Democrats of Maryland, 1981. Former member, Board of Trustees, University of Maryland Medical System; St. Mary's College; Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Current member, Board of Trustees, The Johns Hopkins University.
Personal Comments and Observations:
"[The two most controversial issues with which I dealt in the senate were] my attempt to revoke the tax breaks for private clubs [that] discriminate [and] my attempt to reduce the state payroll by 2% across the board. The fight on the senate floor for the 2% across the board payroll cut [was also my most memorable event].
"[My most significant contribution as a Maryland senator was] helping the senate stand firm during the savings and loan crisis to ensure the State of Maryland achieved a fairer deal."
Compiled March 16, 2000 from the biographical files of the Maryland Manual, ©Maryland State Archives and from materials and photograph submitted by Senator Bainum dated January 31, 2000.