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[photo, Ruth M. Kirk, State Delegate] RUTH M. KIRK
Democrat, District 44, Baltimore City

Member of House of Delegates since January 12, 1983. Member, Economic Matters Committee, 1991- (deathcare industry work group; workers' compensation subcommittee, 1995-2003; real estate & housing subcommittee, 1999-2003; business regulation subcommittee, 2003-; property & casualty insurance subcommittee, 2003-06); House Facilities Committee, 1993-; Protocol Committee, 2007-. Member, Constitutional and Administrative Law Committee, 1983-90; Tort and Insurance Reform Oversight Committee, 1993; Joint Committee on Federal Relations, 1999-2004. Member, Liaison Work Group, Baltimore City Delegation. Member, Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland (formerly Maryland Black Caucus), 1983- (member, nominating committee, 2000-, redistricting committee, 2000-; past chair, budget committee; past treasurer); Women Legislators of Maryland, 1983- (president, 1994); Maryland Veterans Caucus, 2006-. Member, National Black Caucus of State Legislators; National Order of Women Legislators; Southern Legislative Conference (economic development, transportation & cultural affairs committee, 2005-; fiscal affairs & government operations committee, 2005-).

Member, Task Force for Voter Registration, 1984-86; Governor's Council on Adolescent Pregnancy, 1992-; State Commission on Neighborhoods, 1994-96; Advisory Council on Offender Employment Coordination, 2001-04; Farmer-Mitchell Advisory Council, University of Maryland Medical System.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, February 2, 1930. Attended Baltimore public schools. Teacher's aide. Member, Baltimore Blueprint; National Citizens Participation Council; Community Organization to Improve Life (COIL); Self Help Housing Board; Urban Service Commission; Urban Service Advisory Council; Urban Services Center 19; Poppleton Urban Renewal Planning Action Council (PAC). Board of Directors, Meals on Wheels. Member, Greater Model Community Council; Citizens Democratic Action Organization; Committee for Cultural Arts. Baltimore Best Silver & Blue Award, 1982; Frances Morton Froelicher Civic Statesmanship Award, 1982; Golden Brick Award, Baltimore Blueprint; highest hour service, District 8 (1,929 hours). Casper R. Taylor, Jr. Founder's Award, House of Delegates, 2007. Member, Eastern Star; Morning Star Baptist Church. Married; six children.

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