Maryland General Assembly

Member of Senate since September 5, 2007. Member, Budget and Taxation Committee, 2007-. Member, Montgomery County Delegation, 2007-. Member, Maryland Bicycle and Pedestrian Caucus, 2003-; Maryland Green Caucus, 2003-; Women Legislators of Maryland, 2003-; Steering Committee, Maryland Democratic Business Caucus, 2005-. Member, National Conference of State Legislatures (education committee).

Member of House of Delegates, January 8, 2003 to September 5, 2007. Deputy Majority Whip, 2006-07. Member, Ways and Means Committee, 2003-07 (children & youth subcommittee, 2003-04; election law subcommittee, 2003-04; tax & revenue subcommittee, 2004-06; transportation subcommittee, 2004-06; chair, education subcommittee, 2007); Joint Committee on Federal Relations, 2003-07. House Chair, Joint Committee on Children, Youth, and Families, 2007. Member, Joint Advisory Committee on Legislative Data Systems, 2004-06. Member, Montgomery County Delegation, 2003-07 (bi-county committee, 2003-07; transportation committee, 2007; land use & transportation committee, 2007).

Member, Board of Education, representing District 1, Montgomery County, 1994-2002 (president, 1997-98, 2000-01; vice-president, 1996-97; member, policy committee; chair, audit committee, 1998; chair, subcommittee on long-range & strategic planning). Member, Governor's Commission on Quality Education in Maryland, 2004-05. Co-Chair, Task Force on School Safety, 2006-. Member, Commission to Develop the Maryland Model for Funding Higher Education, 2007-.

Born in Niagara Falls, New York, October 7, 1949. Attended LaSalle High School, Niagara Falls, New York; Niagara County Community College, 1967-69. Vice-President & Chief Financial Officer, Trecor, Inc., a family-owned consulting and forensic engineering company, 1987-. President and coordinator, Gaithersburg Meals on Wheels, 1982-92. Board of Directors, Montgomery Village Foundation, 1991-96. President, Montgomery County Council of Parent-Teacher Associations (PTAs), 1993-94. Member, Advisory Board, "Care for Kids," Primary Care Coalition of Montgomery County, 1999-. Board of Directors, Reginald S. Lourie Center for Infants and Young Children, 2001-. Married; three daughters; two grandchildren.