Member, State Lottery Commission, 1991-99. Member, Anne Arundel County Council, 1994-98. Member, Task Force to Ensure Utility Services, 1999-2000; Council on Management and Productivity, 1999-2003; Task Force on Gasoline Zone-Pricing in Maryland, 2000-01; Task Force to Evaluate the Development and Construction of a Magnetic Levitation (MAGLEV) Transportation System in Maryland Between Baltimore and the District of Columbia, 2002-03; Drug Treatment Court Commission, 2003-06; Task Force on Parking for Individuals with Disabilities, 2004; Task Force on the Exemption of Law Enforcement Officers' Pensions from Taxation, 2004-05; Task Force on Missing Vulnerable Adults, 2004-05; Task Force on Lending Equity within Financial Institutions Providing State Depository Services, 2005; Transit Funding Study Steering Committee, 2006-07; Capital Debt Affordability Committee, 2007-; Statewide Interoperability Executive Committee, 2008-.
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, September 24, 1949. Graduated Glen Burnie High School. Attended Anne Arundel Community College. Served in U.S. Army Reserve, 1968-74. Vice-President, DeGrange Lumber Co., Inc., 1968-. President, DeGrange Enterprises, Inc., 1996-2000. Board of Directors, Glen Burnie Mutual Savings Bank, 1984- (secretary-treasurer, 1990-95; president, 1995-). Member, Glen Burnie Improvement Association, 1970- (board of directors, 1985-89); Rotary Club of Glen Burnie, 1984- (board of directors, 1987-89; president, 1992-93). President, Take Back Our Streets, Inc., 1995- (member, 1992-). Board of Directors, Baltimore-Washington Medical Center Foundation (formerly North Arundel Hospital Foundation Board), 1993-. Member, Advisory Board, Salvation Army, 1995-98; Anne Arundel Community College Foundation, 1996-2000. Youth baseball coach, Glen Burnie Boys Baseball and Harundale Youth Sports League, 1976-89. Member, Holy Trinity Church. Outstanding Employer Partner, Maryland Chamber of Commerce, 2005. Outstanding Legislator of the Year, Maryland Business for Responsive Government, 2008. Distinguished Legislator Award, Maryland Municipal League, 2009. Married; three children; six grandchildren.
July 1, 2009
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