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[photo, Katherine A. Klausmeier, State Senator] KATHERINE A. KLAUSMEIER
Democrat, District 8, Baltimore County



Member of Senate since January 8, 2003. Chair, Rules Committee, 2007-. Member, Finance Committee, 2003- (division of labor & industry sunset evaluation work group, 2003; chair, electric universal service program work group, 2003; member, health subcommittee, 2007-); Executive Nominations Committee, 2007-; Protocol Committee, 2007-; Joint Committee on Base Realignment and Closure, 2007-; Joint Committee on Welfare Reform, 2009-. Assistant Deputy Majority Whip, 2003-06. Member, Agricultural Stewardship Commission, 2005-06; Senate Special Commission on Electric Utility Deregulation Implementation, 2005-06; Joint Legislative Task Force on Small-Group Market Health Insurance, 2005-07; Joint Committee on the Selection of the State Treasurer, 2007. Member, Maryland Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus, 2003-; Women Legislators of Maryland, 1995-. Member, National Conference of State Legislatures (energy & electric utilities committee, 2003-07; transportation committee, 2007-); Southern Legislative Conference (economic development, transportation & cultural affairs committee, 2008-).

Member of House of Delegates, January 11, 1995 to January 8, 2003. Member, Environmental Matters Committee, 1995-2003 (environmental & natural resources subcommittee, 1995-99; health subcommittee, 1999-2003; public utilities subcommittee, 1999-2002; agriculture, environment, & natural resources subcommittee, 2002-03). House Chair, Maryland Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus, 2001-03.

Vice-President, Commission for Women, Baltimore County, 1991-93. Chair, Elected vs. Appointed School Board Task Force, Baltimore County, 1993. Member, State Council on Cancer Control, 1995-96; Sound Barrier Review Panel, 1995-96; Maryland Recycling Advisory Group, 1995-97. Board of Directors, Maryland School for the Blind, 1995-. Member, Task Force to Study Retail Electric Competition and the Restructuring of the Electric Utility Industry, 1997-98; Nutrient Management Advisory Committee, 1998-2004; Task Force on Quality of Care in Nursing Facilities, 1999; Oversight Committee on Quality of Care in Nursing Homes, 2000-05; Commission on Environmental Justice and Sustainable Communities, 2001-02. Chair, Task Force to Study the Economic Development of the Maryland Seafood and Aquaculture Industries, 2002-04 (seafood industry work group). Member, Innovations in Aging Services Advisory Council, 2003; Maryland Advisory Commission on Manufacturing Competitiveness, 2003-; Charles H. Hickey, Jr., School Advisory Board, 2005-; Oversight Committee on Quality of Care in Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities, 2005-; Aquaculture Coordinating Council, 2006-. Chair, Commission on the Establishment of a Maryland Women in Military Service Monument, 2006-08, 2009-. Member, Task Force to Study How to Improve Financial Literacy in the State, 2008-; Maryland Commission on Autism, 2009-.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, February 22, 1950. Attended The Catholic High School of Baltimore; Essex Community College, A.A., 1971. Developed the Child Life Department at St. Joseph Hospital. President, Gunpowder Elementary School PTA, 1987-89, 1991-94 (legislative representative; member, school & business partnership committee). Election Judge, Baltimore County, 1990, 1992. Education Chair, League of Women Voters, Baltimore County, 1991-92. Member, Child Life Council of America; Association for the Care of Children's Health; Eastern Baltimore Area Chamber of Commerce; Perry Hall and White Marsh Business Association. Honorary Life Membership, Maryland Parent Teacher Association (PTA). Resolutions of State Senate, House of Delegates, and Baltimore County Council commending outstanding work as President, Gunpowder Elementary School PTA. Married; two daughters.

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