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[photo, David R. Brinkley, State Senator] DAVID R. BRINKLEY
Republican, District 4, Carroll & Frederick Counties

Member of Senate since January 8, 2003. Member, Budget and Taxation Committee, 2003- (education, business & administration subcommittee, 2003-06; health & human services subcommittee, 2007-; pensions subcommittee, 2007); Joint Audit Committee, 2004-; Rules Committee, 2007-; Executive Nominations Committee, 2007-; Legislative Policy Committee, 2007-; Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review, 2007-; Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics, 2007-; Spending Affordability Committee, 2008-. Member, Joint Committee on Children, Youth, and Families, 2003-08; Agricultural Stewardship Commission, 2005-06; Senate Special Commission on Electric Utility Deregulation Implementation, 2005-06; Joint Committee on the Selection of the State Treasurer, 2007; Spending Affordability Committee, 2007-08. Minority Leader, 2007-08. Chair, Frederick County Delegation, 2007-. Member, Maryland Rural Caucus, 2003-; Maryland Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus, 2003-; Maryland Veterans Caucus, 2004-. Member, National Conference of State Legislatures (agriculture, environment & energy committee, 2007-08; agriculture & energy committee, 2008-; environment committee, 2008-; financial services committee); Southern Legislative Conference (agriculture & rural development committee, 2008-; fiscal affairs & government operations committee, 2008-).

Member of House of Delegates, January 11, 1995 to January 8, 2003. Member, Commerce and Government Matters Committee, 1995-2003 (financial institutions subcommittee, 1995-2003; state government & procurement subcommittee, 1999-2003; chair, procurement subcommittee, 1998). Deputy Minority Whip, 1997-98. Member, Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics, 1999-2003.

Member, Task Force to Study Bank Charter Modernization, 1997-98; Task Force to Study the Modernization of Credit Union Law, 1999-2001; Task Force to Study the Maryland Heritage Structure Rehabilitation Tax Credit Program, 2003; Transportation Task Force, 2003; Maryland Advisory Commission on Manufacturing Competitiveness, 2003-; Task Force on the Exemption of Law Enforcement Officers' Pensions from Taxation, 2004-05; Transit Funding Study Steering Committee, 2006-07; Maryland Dairy Industry Oversight and Advisory Council, 2006-. Chair, Task Force to Study Statewide Gypsy Moth Infestation, 2008-.

Born in Frederick, Maryland, September 24, 1959. Gettysburg College; University of Maryland, College Park, B.A., 1981; American College, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, C.L.U. (chartered life underwriter), Ch.F.C.(chartered financial consultant), 1985. Estate and financial planner. Charter member, Estate Planning Council of Frederick County, Maryland (past president). Member, Western Maryland Chapter, Society of Financial Service Professionals. Member, American Society of Chartered Life Underwriters and Chartered Financial Consultants. EMT & firefighter, 1981-86, advanced life support unit (emt driver), 1983-86, New Market District Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company. Member, Frederick Memorial Hospital Development Council (planned gifts committee, 1989-2000; special prospects committee, 2000-; order of the good samaritan, 2000-). Vice-Chair, Frederick County Republican Central Committee, 1990-94. Board of Associates, Community Foundation of Frederick County, Maryland, 1991-94. Married; two children.

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