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[photo, Elizabeth Bobo, State Delegate] ELIZABETH BOBO
Democrat, District 12B, Howard County

Member of House of Delegates since January 11, 1995. Member, Environmental Matters Committee, 2003- (environment subcommittee, 2003, 2007-; ethics subcommittee, 2003-04; housing & real property subcommittee, 2004-06; natural resources & ethics subcommittee, 2005-06; natural resources subcommittee, 2006-; chair, local government & bi-county agencies subcommittee, 2003-06, member, 2006-; co-chair, electronics recycling work group, 2004; chair, land use & ethics subcommittee, 2006-); Joint Subcommittee on Program Open Space and Agricultural Land Preservation, 2003-. Member, Joint Committee to Study Mandates on Local Government, 1995-97; Commerce and Government Matters Committee, 1995-2003 (financial institutions subcommittee, 1995-2003); Joint Committee on Welfare Reform, 2003-06; Joint Committee on the Selection of the State Treasurer, 2007. Chair, Howard County Delegation, 1997, 2000-01, 2007-08. Member, Women Legislators of Maryland, 1995- (legislative committee, 2001-); Maryland Green Caucus, 1996-; Maryland Bicycle and Pedestrian Caucus, 2003-; Maryland Consumer Caucus, 2005-. Member, National Conference of State Legislatures (agriculture, environment & energy committee, 2007-08; agriculture & energy committee, 2008-; environment committee, 2008-).

Member, Board of Appeals, Howard County, 1976-77. Member, County Council, Howard County, 1977-86. County Executive, Howard County, 1986-90. Member, Governor's Commission on Growth in the Chesapeake Region, 1989-91. Deputy Secretary for Programs, Department of Human Resources, 1990-94. Member, State Advisory Council on Nutrition, 1991-94; Task Force on Dual Office-Holding by Public Employees, 1995; Governor's Commission to Study Poverty in Maryland, 2001-03; Wetlands Restoration Steering Committee, 2001-; Commission on Environmental Justice and Sustainable Communities, 2003-. Co-Chair, Maryland Clean Car and Energy Policy Task Force, 2007-. Presidential Elector, Maryland, 2008.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, December 21, 1943. Attended Seton High School, Baltimore; University of Maryland, B.A. (literature), 1969; University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 1981. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1982. Attorney, Bounds, Short & Eagan, 1982-86. Member, Howard County Bar Association. Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention, 1988. Member, League of Women Voters; Sierra Club; Howard County Citizens' Association. Board member, Howard County Museum of African-American Culture, 1991-94; Howard County Poetry and Literature Society, 1991-94; Linwood Children's Center, 2001. Chesapeake Bay Conservation Award, Izaak Walton League of America, 1989. Award for establishing shelter for homeless, Governor's Advisory Board of Homelessness, 1990. Tribute of Appreciation, Howard County General Hospital, 1990. Howard County Historic Preservation Award, 1990. Gates of Freedom Award, Maryland Committee, State of Israel Bonds, 1990. Howard County Women's Hall of Fame, 1997. Maryland's Top 100 Women, Daily Record, 2002. Sunshine Award, Common Cause Maryland, 2005. Married; two children.

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