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[photo, Kumar P. Barve, State Delegate] KUMAR P. BARVE
Democrat, District 17, Montgomery County

Member of House of Delegates since January 1991. Majority Leader, 2003-. Member, Ways and Means Committee, 2007- (vice-chair's subcommittee, 2007-; chair, revenues subcommittee, 2007-); Joint Technology Oversight Committee, 2000- (house chair, 2000-03); Legislative Policy Committee, 2003- (management subcommittee, 2003-); Spending Affordability Committee, 2003-. House Chair, Joint Advisory Committee on Legislative Data Systems, 2007-. Member, Economic Matters Committee, 1991-2003 (health insurance subcommittee, 1994; workers' compensation subcommittee, 1997-2003; chair, real property subcommittee, 1995-96; chair, science & technology subcommittee, 1997-2003); House Facilities Committee, 1993-2005; Joint Oversight Committee on State Employees Health Insurance, 1994; Joint Audit Committee (formerly Joint Budget and Audit Committee), 1995-2002; Special Joint Committee on Competitive Taxation and Economic Development, 1996-97; Joint Committee on the Selection of the State Treasurer, 2003; Special Committee on Higher Education Affordability and Accessibility, 2003-04; Environmental Matters Committee, 2003-05 (agriculture, agriculture preservation & open space subcommittee, 2003-05; environment subcommittee, 2003-05; natural resources subcommittee, 2003-05); Wetlands and Waterways Funding Work Group, 2004; Health and Government Operations Committee, 2005-06 (government operations subcommittee, 2005-06; insurance subcommittee, 2005-06). Chair, Montgomery County Delegation, 1995-2002 (vice-chair, 1993-95; member, transportation committee, 2003-07; land use & transportation committee, 2007-). Member, Maryland Democratic Business Caucus, 2005-. Member, National Conference of State Legislatures (communications, technology & interstate commerce committee, 2005-07; communications, financial services & interstate commerce committee, 2007-).

Member, Task Force to Examine the Applicability of Manufacturing Laws to High-Technology Businesses, 1997; Study Panel to Review Economic Development Financing Programs, 1999; Climate Change Commission, 2007-; Maryland Business Tax Reform Commission, 2008-.

Born in Schenectady, New York, September 8, 1958. Attended Paint Branch High School, Silver Spring; Georgetown University, B.S. (accounting), 1980. Financial analyst. Treasurer and board member, Maryland National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL), 4 years. Elected delegate, Greenbelt Cooperative, 3 years. Founding board member, Montgomery County Democratic Action Committee, 2 years. Treasurer, Montgomery County Young Democrats. Democratic Provisional Precinct Chair, Precinct 9-01, and member, District 17 Caucus. Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention, 2000. Member, Gaithersburg and Upper Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce; Washingtonian Towns Civic Association, 3 years; Maryland Citizen Action Coalition; Indian Cultural Coordinating Committee; Sierra Club. Legislator of the Year, Montgomery County Medical Society, 1995, 1996, and 2000. Married.

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