Member, Maryland Advisory Commission on Manufacturing Competitiveness, 1999-2003; Bainbridge Development Advisory Board, 1999-; Maryland Tourism Development Board, 1999-; Task Force on the Environmental Effects of Methyl Tertiary-Butyl Ether (MTBE), 2000-01; State Children's Environmental Health and Protection Advisory Council, 2000-; Task Force to Study the Mentoring and Monitoring of Children in the Custody of or under the Supervision of the Department of Juvenile Services, 2003-04; Upper Shore Regional Council, 2003-; Task Force on Parking for Individuals with Disabilities, 2004; Task Force on Missing Vulnerable Adults, 2004-05. Member, Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Action Plan Committee, Cecil County, 2005-07; Cecil/Harford Bridges Work Group, 2006.
Member, House of Delegates, 1995-99, representing District 34 (Harford County). Minority Deputy Whip, 1997-99. Member, Judiciary Committee, 1995-99 (criminal justice subcommittee).
Born in Charleston, West Virginia, October 27, 1951. Attended Bridgeport High School; West Virginia University, B.S. (journalism & speech), 1973. Former small business owner, realtor, teacher, political columnist, and radio talk-show host. Continuity director, WSLS-TV, Roanoke, Virginia, 1973. Owner and operator, West Shore Indoor Tennis Club, Edgewood, Maryland, 1976-84. Communications coordinator for Maryland, Concerned Women for America, 1985-90 (Maryland representative, 1990-94). Realtor, 1987-91. Member, Chesapeake Professional Women's Network. Chair, Legislative Committee of Countywide Action Team to Fight Underage Drug Use (Harford County), 1996-. Member, Second District Republican Club; Harford County Republican Women's Club; Maryland Federation of Republican Women. Spokesperson, Coalition for Parental Rights and Family Integrity. Maryland's Top 100 Women, Daily Record, 1998, 2009. Married; three daughters; five grandchildren.
July 1, 2009
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