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[photo, Shane E. Pendergrass, State Delegate] SHANE E. PENDERGRASS
Democrat, District 13, Howard County



Member of House of Delegates since January 11, 1995. Deputy Majority Leader, 2007-. Vice-Chair, Health and Government Operations Committee, 2007- (member, 2003-; health insurance subcommittee, 2003-04; long-term care subcommittee, 2003-04; pharmaceuticals subcommittee, 2003-05; minority health disparities subcommittee, 2006; chair, health occupations subcommittee, 2005; chair, insurance subcommittee, 2005-, member, 2004-; member, health facilities & occupations subcommittee, 2007-). Member, Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review, 2003-06; House Facilities Committee, 2003-; Legislative Policy Committee, 2007-; Rules and Executive Nominations Committee, 2007-. Member, Economic Matters Committee, 1995-2002 (workers' compensation subcommittee, 1995-96; health insurance subcommittee, 1996-2002; vice-chair, science & technology subcommittee, 1999-2002); Joint Technology Oversight Committee, 2000-03; Joint Committee on Health Care Delivery and Financing, 2003-05; Medical Malpractice Insurance Work Group, 2004; Joint Legislative Task Force on Small-Group Market Health Insurance, 2005-07. Chair, Howard County Delegation, 1997-2000, 2005-07. Member, Women Legislators of Maryland, 1995- (endorsement committee, 2001-). Member, National Conference of State Legislatures (commerce & communications committee, 1995-2002; women's legislative network, 1995-; health committee, 2002-; health chairs committee, 2005-; health information technology champions (HITCH), 2006-).

Member, County Council, Howard County, 1986-94 (chair, 1989, 1990, 1993). Member, State Commission on Neighborhoods, 1995-96; Task Force on Access to Mental Health Services, 2003-04; State Advisory Council on Pain Management, 2003; Task Force to Study Electronic Health Records, 2005-07.

Born in Los Angeles, California, March 14, 1950. Attended Fenger High School, Chicago; University of Illinois, B.F.A. (fine arts), cum laude, 1973, M.A. (fine arts), 1974. Art instructor, Aurora University, 1974-75. Art therapist, Children's Unit, Edgemont Hospital, 1977 (program coordinator, 1978). Art teacher, Severn School, 1978-79. Member, National Council of Jewish Women, 1997-; Milbank Foundation, 2003-; Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, 2005-. 100% Environmental Record Award, Maryland League of Conservation Voters, 1994-2004. Outstanding Individual Award, The Arc of Howard County, 2000. Tera Partner Award for spearheading creation of Howard County Technology Incubator, Center for Business and Technology Development, 2000. Conservationist of the Year, Audubon Society of Central Maryland, 2001. Hannah A. Solomon Award, National Council of Jewish Women, 2001. Legislator of the Year, Maryland Cares, 2002. Senator James Clark Award for distinguished public service to the people of Columbia, Howard County Democratic Party, 2003. Outstanding Conservationist of 2004, Audubon Society of Central Maryland, 2004. Legislative Sponsor Award, Maryland Children's Action Network, 2005, 2006. Maryland's Top 100 Women, Daily Record, 2005. Eugene McCreary Award, Maryland Optometric Association, 2005. Advocacy Award, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, 2006. Married; two children.

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