[photo, J. Robert Hooper, State Senator] J. ROBERT HOOPER (1936-2008)
Republican, District 35, Harford County

Member of Senate, January 13, 1999 to December 31, 2007. Resigned December 31, 2007. Member, Special Committee on Substance Abuse, 2003-07; Joint Committee on Access to Mental Health Services, 2005-07; Executive Nominations Committee, 2007. Member, Finance Committee, 1999-2006 (unemployment insurance benefits-adjustment work group, 1999-2000; division of labor & industry sunset evaluation work group, 2003); Joint Subcommittee on Program Open Space and Agricultural Land Preservation, 1999-2006; Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee, 2007 (education subcommittee, 2007; environment subcommittee, 2007; ethics & election law subcommittee, 2007; special committee on renewables & clean energy, 2007); Finance Committee, 2007. Member, Maryland Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus, 2001-07; Maryland Rural Caucus, 2002-07; Taxpayers Protection Caucus, 2003-07; Maryland Veterans Caucus, 2005-07.

Member, County Council, Harford County, 1982-90; Governor's Task Force on Eastern Shore Economic Development, 1999-2001; Bainbridge Development Advisory Board, 1999-2003; Task Force on Lending Equity within Financial Institutions Providing State Depository Services, 2004-05; Governor's Workforce Investment Board, 2005-07. Past member, Harford Technical High School Business Advisory Board; Harford County Business Roundtable for Education.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, July 27, 1936. Attended Bel Air High School. Owner and operator of Harford Sanitation Services, Inc., 1954-2008. Member, Harford County, Aberdeen and Havre de Grace Chambers of Commerce; Route 40 Business Association. Board of Directors, Salvation Army of Harford County, 1986-2008; Harford County Housing, Inc., 1992-2008; Mason-Dixon Business Association, 1993-2008. Man of the Year, Knights of Columbus, 1990. Member, Harford Christian Foundation; Fawn Grove Church of the Nazarene. Married; four children; six grandchildren. Died in Street, Maryland, January 24, 2008.

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