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[photo, Edward J. Kasemeyer, State Senator] EDWARD J. KASEMEYER
Democrat, District 12, Baltimore & Howard Counties



Member of Senate, January 14, 1987 to January 1990, and since January 11, 1995. Majority Leader, 2007-. Vice-Chair, Budget and Taxation Committee, 2007- (member, 1995-; chair, health, education & human resources subcommittee, 2008-; chair, pensions subcommittee, 1997-2007, member, 1997-; chair, health & human services subcommittee, 2002-03, 2007; chair, capital budget subcommittee, 2003-07, member, 2003-); Joint Committee on Investigation, 1995-; Special Joint Committee on Pensions, 1995- (senate chair, 1997-2006); Legislative Policy Committee, 1997- (management subcommittee, 2007-); Executive Nominations Committee, 2003-; Rules Committee, 2003-; Spending Affordability Committee, 2003- (senate chair, 2003-06). Member, Finance Committee, 1987-90; Joint Committee on Federal Relations, 1987-90; Joint Committee to Study Mandates on Local Government, 1995-97. Deputy Majority Leader, 1996-2001, 2003-07. Senate Chair, Joint Committee on Children, Youth, and Families, 1999-2002. Senate Vice-Chair, Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review, 2001-03 (senate chair, 2000). Member, Joint Committee on the Selection of the State Treasurer, 2002, 2003, 2007. Vice-Chair, Senate Special Commission on Electric Utility Deregulation Implementation, 2005-06. Member, Joint Legislative Task Force on Universal Access to Quality and Affordable Health Care, 2006-07; Joint Committee on Health Care Delivery and Financing, 2007. Past chair, Joint Subcommittee on Horse Racing. Chair, Howard County Senate Delegation, 2004-08. Member, National Conference of State Legislatures (financial services committee, 2005-07; health committee, 2007-; human services & welfare committee, 2007-); Southern Legislative Conference (fiscal affairs & government operations committee, 2005-).

Member, House of Delegates, January 12, 1983 to January 14, 1987, representing District 14B (Howard & Montgomery counties). Member, Economic Matters Committee, 1983-87; Savings and Loan Oversight Committee, 1986.

Member, Financial Disclosure Commission, Howard County, 1980-82. Member, Task Force on Real Property Closing Costs, 1985-86; Special Advisory Commission on Professional Sports and the Economy, 1987-88; Partnership for Workforce Quality Advisory Board, 1996-2003; Task Force on the Maryland Prepaid-Tuition Savings Program, 1996. Co-Chair, Task Force on Funding for the Maryland School for the Deaf, 1996. Member, Judith P. Hoyer Blue Ribbon Commission on the Financing of Early Child Care and Education, 2000-01; State Interagency Coordinating Council [for Infants and Toddlers Program], 2000-; 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. Board of Trustees, Maryland Health Care Foundation, 2002-04. Member, Capital Debt Affordability Committee, 2003-07. Co-Chair, Task Force to Study Retiree Health-Care Funding Options, 2005. Member, Commission to Study Local Maintenance of Effort (for education funding), 2005-07. Co-Chair, Blue Ribbon Commission to Study Retiree Health-Care Funding Options, 2007-. Member, Commission to Develop the Maryland Model for Funding Higher Education, 2007-; Legislative Advisory Council, Southern Regional Education Board, 2008-.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, July 18, 1945. Attended Howard County Senior High School; Western Maryland College, B.A., 1967. Member, Howard County Democratic State Central Committee, 1978-82. Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention, 1996. Board of Directors, Howard County Association of Retarded Citizens; Howard County Housing Alliance; Greater Howard County Chamber of Commerce, 1976-82 (president, 1980). Member, Howard County General Hospital Advisory Board. Five children.

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