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[photo, Andrew P. Harris, State Senator] ANDREW P. HARRIS
Republican, District 7, Baltimore County & Harford County

Member of Senate since January 13, 1999. Member, Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee 1999- (health subcommittee, 1999-; licensing & regulatory affairs subcommittee, 2003-04; alcoholic beverages subcommittee, 2003-, chair, 2003-06; member, ethics & election law subcommittee, 2008-); Joint Committee on Health Care Delivery and Financing, 1999-. Member, Joint Committee on the Selection of the State Treasurer, 2003; Executive Nominations Committee, 2003-06. Minority Whip, 2003-06. Member, Taxpayers Protection Caucus, 2003-; Maryland Veterans Caucus, 2004-. Member, National Conference of State Legislatures (redistricting & elections committee, 2005-).

Member, Task Force to Study Health Care Needs of Inmates in Transition from Correctional Institutions, 2000-02; Task Force to Study the Availability of Audiology and Speech-Language Services, 2003; Governor's Task Force on Medical Malpractice and Health Care Access, 2004; Statewide Commission on the Shortage in the Health Care Workforce, 2006-08.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, January 25, 1957. College of Arts and Sciences, The Johns Hopkins University, B.S. (human biology), 1977; School of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University, M.D., 1980; School of Hygiene and Public Health, The Johns Hopkins University, M.H.S. (health policy & management; health finance & management), 1995. Served in Medical Corps, U.S. Naval Reserve (Lt. Commander, 1988-94; Commander, 1994-). Commanding Officer, The Johns Hopkins Naval Reserve Medical Unit, 1989-92. Anesthesiologist. Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, and Chief of Obstetric Anesthesiology, The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Member, Society of Anesthesiology (obstetric anesthesia subcommittee), 1993-94; Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology, 1996-. Executive Committee, Maryland-D.C. Society of Anesthesiologists, 1997-. Medical School Council, The Johns Hopkins University, 1996-. Member, Knights of Columbus; Thornleigh Neighborhood Improvement Association (vice-president, 1984-85; president, 1985-86). Board of Directors, Sherwood Community Association, 1987-91. Vice-President, St. Joseph's School Home-School Association, 1992-94. Board of Directors, Maryland Leadership Council, 1995-98. Member, North Central Republican Club (treasurer, 1997-98; vice-president, 1998). Delegate, Republican Party National Convention, 2004. Laughlin Award for Distinguished Public Officer, Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of Maryland, 2001. Married; five children.

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