Democrat, District 22, Prince George's County
House Office Building, Room 350
6 Bladen St., Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 841-3961, (301) 858-3961
1-800-492-7122, ext. 3961 (toll free)
fax: (410) 841-3223, (301) 858-3223
3920 Madison St., Hyattsville, MD 20781
(301) 779-4515; fax: (301) 779-4515
Member of House of Delegates since January 9, 1991. House Chair, Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review, 2007-. Member, Environmental Matters Committee, 2007- (ground rent work group, 2007; housing & real property subcommittee, 2007-; motor vehicle & transportation subcommittee, 2007-; chair, local government & bi-county subcommittee, 2007-). Member, Joint Expenditure Study Group on Law Enforcement and Transportation, 1991; Joint Study Group on Transportation and Lottery Revenues, 1991; Ways and Means Committee, 1991-2006 (vice-chair, 1997-2006; chair, vice-chair's subcommittee, 1997-2006). House Chair, Task Force on Telecommunications Taxes, 1994. Member, Special Joint Committee on Competitive Taxation and Economic Development, 1996-97. House Chair, Task Force to Study County Property-Tax Setoffs and Related Fiscal Issues, 1997. Member, Rules and Executive Nominations Committee, 1998-2006; Joint Committee on Children, Youth, and Families, 1999-2003; Special Committee on Higher Education Affordability and Accessibility, 2003-04; Spending Affordability Committee, 2003-07. Member, Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission Committee, Prince George's County Delegation, 2008- (member, bi-county committee, 1991-2002, 2008-; law enforcement & state-appointed boards committee, 2003-07). Member, Women Legislators of Maryland, 1991- (legislative committee, 2006); Maryland Bicycle and Pedestrian Caucus, 2004-; Maryland Veterans Caucus, 2005-. Member, National Conference of State Legislatures (budgets & revenue committee, 2005-).
Member, City Council, City of Hyattsville, 1987-90. Member, Governor's Commission on Adoption, 1995; Task Force on Multiracial Designations, 1997; Foster Care Review Board Task Force, 1997-98; Task Force to Evaluate the Development and Construction of a Magnetic Levitation Transportation System (MAGLEV) in Maryland between Baltimore and the District of Columbia, 2002-03.
Born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, January 2, 1951. Attended Cathedral High School, Scranton; Marywood College, B.A., 1972; Catholic University, M.A., 1974. Writer and editor. Former newspaper editor, reporter, college English instructor. Member, American Cancer Society (local board, 1987); Prince George's County Alliance for the Mentally Ill, 1987; Prince George's County Public Relations Association, 1989-. Member, Washington Independent Writers (board of directors, 1989-90). Married; two children.
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