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County Office Building, 220 South Main St., Bel Air, MD 21014 - 3865
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Member of Senate, representing District 35 (Harford County), January 3, 2008 to December 1, 2014. Resigned December 1, 2014. Member, Finance Committee, 2008-14 (transportation subcommittee, 2008-11, 2013-14). Member, Joint Committee on Fair Practices and State Personnel Oversight, 2011-14; Joint Subcommittee on Program Open Space and Agricultural Land Preservation, 2011-14; Joint Committee on Unemployment Insurance Oversight, 2011-14. Senate Co-Chair, Protocol Committee, 2011-14. Member, Joint Oversight Committee on the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange, 2014-14. Senate Chair, Harford County Delegation, 2008-14. Member, Maryland Veterans Caucus, 2008-14. Member, National Conference of State Legislatures (agriculture & energy committee).
Member of House of Delegates, representing District 35A (Harford County), January 13, 1999 to January 2008. Member, Environmental Matters Committee, 2003-08 (agriculture, agriculture preservation, & open space subcommittee, 2004-08; local government & bi-county agencies subcommittee, 2004-06; motor vehicles & transportation subcommittee, 2004-08; abatement of drug-related nuisances work group, 2004; motor vehicle issues work group, 2004; land use & ethics subcommittee, 2007-08; co-chair, highway safety & speed cameras work group, 2004); Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review, 2003-08; Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics, 2007-08. Member, Commerce and Government Matters Committee, 1999-2003 (motor vehicles subcommittee, 1999-2003); Economic Matters Committee, 2003 (banking, economic development, science & technology subcommittee, 2003; workers' compensation subcommittee, 2003); Joint Committee on the Selection of the State Treasurer, 2003, 2007; Joint Commission on the Maryland Port Administration, 2005-06. Chair, Harford County Delegation, 1999-2000, 2003-08. Chair, Republican Policy Committee, Republican Caucus, 2003-08. Member, Maryland Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus, 2001-08; Maryland Rural Caucus, 2002-08; Maryland Bicycle and Pedestrian Caucus, 2003-08; Taxpayers Protection Caucus, 2003-08; Maryland Veterans Caucus, 2005-08. Member, National Conference of State Legislatures (financial services committee, 2005-07; communications, financial services & interstate commerce committee, 2007-08).
Member, County Council, Harford County, 1990-98 (vice-president, 1995). Member, Task Force on Resource-Based Industry in Maryland, 2000-02; Task Force to Study Motor Vehicle Salvage Inspection and Titling Practices, 2001-02; Study Commission on Public Funding of Campaigns in Maryland, 2002-04; Task Force on the Future for Growth and Development in Maryland, 2006-08; Governor's Commission on Small Business, 2010-14; Maryland Health Care Reform Coordinating Council, 2011-14. Chair, Work Group to Study the Laws and Policies related to the Distribution of Money to Volunteer and Career [Fire] Companies, 2013. Member, Commission to Study the Regulation of Payroll Services, 2013-14.
Born in Havre de Grace, Maryland, March 24, 1962. Attended Harford County public schools; Washington College, B.A. (political science), 1984 (president, student government association). Small business owner. Claims investigative specialist, Travelers Insurance Company, 1986-90. Utility claims representative, 1990-2012. Member, Maryland Association of Counties, 1990-98; National Association of Counties, 1990-98 (rural affairs committee); Maryland Claims Adjusters, 1990-. Member, American Sheep Council; Harford County 4-H Club; Harford County Farm Bureau; Level Volunteer Fire Company, 1978- (president, 1989); Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Society. Executive Board, Baltimore Area Council, Boy Scouts of America, 2012-. Board of Directors, Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore, 2014-. Recipient, Henry Catlin Leadership Medal, Washington College, 1984. Senator William H. Amoss Memorial Legislative Award, Maryland State Firemen's Association, 2009. Married; one child.
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