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[photo, Donald F. Munson, State Senator] DONALD F. MUNSON
Republican, District 2, Washington County



Member of Senate since January 1991. Member, Budget and Taxation Committee, 1992- (public safety, transportation, economic development & natural resources subcommittee, 1992-99; pensions subcommittee, 1992-; capital budget subcommittee, 1995-; public safety, transportation, & environment subcommittee, 2000-); Joint Committee on Federal Relations, 1991-; Spending Affordability Committee, 1995-; Joint Subcommittee on Program Open Space and Agricultural Land Preservation, 1995-; Rules Committee, 1997-; Special Joint Committee on Pensions, 1997-; Joint Advisory Committee on Legislative Data Systems, 1999-; Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics, 1999-; Executive Nominations Committee, 2002-; Joint Technology Oversight Committee, 2004-; Joint Committee on Fair Practices, 2006-. Member, Task Force on Telecommunications Taxes, 1994-95; Special Joint Task Force on Transportation, 1995; Task Force to Study County Property-Tax Setoffs and Related Fiscal Issues, 1997; Special Committee on Gaming, 2001; Special Commission on Legislative Prayer, 2003; Joint Committee on the Selection of the State Treasurer, 2003, 2007; Joint Commission on the Maryland Port Administration, 2005-06. Chair, Washington County Delegation, 2007-. Member, Maryland Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus, 2001-; Maryland Rural Caucus, 2002-; Maryland Veterans Caucus, 2004-. Member, Conference of State Legislatures (legislative effectiveness committee, 2007-); Southern Legislative Conference (economic development, transportation & cultural affairs committee, 2008-).

Member, House of Delegates, January 1975 to January 1991, representing District 2C (Washington County). Member, Economic Matters Committee, 1975-91 (unemployment insurance subcommittee); Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics, 1983-91. Vice-Chair, Western Maryland Delegation, 1987-90.

Member, Tri-County Council for Western Maryland, 1975-; Citizens Advisory Board, Western Maryland Center, 1978-90; Liability Insurance Task Force, 1985; Advisory Council on Landlord-Tenant Affairs, 1991-95; Governor's Utility Relocation Task Force, 1995; Sound Barrier Review Panel, 1995-96; Maryland Advisory Commission on Manufacturing Competitiveness, 1995-2003; Task Force on Personal Care, 1996-97; Forvm for Rural Maryland, 1996-99; Council on Management and Productivity, 1997-2000; Maryland Civil War Heritage Commission, 1999; Task Force on the South Mountain Battlefield Historic Tourism Initiative, 1999-2000; Commission on Maryland's Fiscal Structure, 2002-03; Governor's Commission on the Structure and Efficiency of State Government, 2003 (independent agencies subcommittee); Task Force on Broadband Communications Deployment in Underserved Rural Areas, 2003-06; Maryland Wine and Grape Advisory Committee, 2004-05; Task Force to Study Retiree Health-Care Funding Options, 2005; Governor's Advisory Commission on Maryland Wine and Grape Growing, 2005-; Blue Ribbon Commission to Study Retiree Health-Care Funding Options, 2007-; Commission to Develop the Maryland Model for Funding Higher Education, 2007-; Governor's Workforce Investment Board, 2008-; Commission to Study the Feasibility of Establishing a Law Enforcement Officers' Memorial, 2009-.

Born in Hagerstown, Maryland, December 21, 1937; early years in Hagerstown and Williamsport. Attended Washington County public schools; Capitol Page School (page, U.S. House of Representatives under Rep. DeWitt S. Hyde, 1953-55); The Johns Hopkins University, B.S. (mathematics), 1968. Served in U.S. Army Reserves. Delegate, Republican Party National Convention, 1976, 1988, 1992, 2004. Member, Washington County Republican Club; Washington County Historical Society; Washington County Association for Retarded Citizens; Antietam Exchange Club; North American Rod & Gun Club; Alsatia Club. Legislator of the Year, Maryland Retailers Association, 2003. Outstanding Rural Legislator Award, Rural Maryland Council, 2004. John O. Marsh, Jr., Public Service Award, Shenandoah University, 2004. Married; one child.

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