State Senator, Maryland , District #14
Miller Senate Building, Room 401 11 Bladen Street
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
800 492 7122 x3625 (toll-free)
Home Town: Olney, MD
Occupation: President and General Counsel, Kramer Enterprises
Committees: Member of Senate since January 8, 2003. Member, Budget and Taxation Committee, 2003- (health & human services subcommittee, 2003-); Joint Committee on Children, Youth, and Families, 2003-. Joint Audit Committee, 2003-. Member, Joint Committee on the State's Emergency Medical Response System, 2003-05. Member, Women Legislators of Maryland, 2003-. Member, Maryland Veterans Caucus, 2005-. Member, National Conference of State Legislatures (labor & workforce development committee). Former member, Montgomery County Job Service Employers' Committee. Member, Task Force on Traffic Capacity Across the Chesapeake Bay, 2005-; Task Force on the Establishment of a Maryland Women Veterans Monument, 2005-.
Born in Washington, DC, August 16, 1954. Raised in Montgomery County. Attended Kennedy High School; University of Maryland, College Park, B.A. (law enforcement), 1976; University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., 1979. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1980. Attorney. Member, Maryland State Bar Association. President & general counsel, Kramer Enterprises, Silver Spring. President, Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce, 1992-93. President, Shopping Center Management Association, 1999-2000 (executive committee, 2000-). Chair, Montgomery County Police and Fire/Rescue Awards Program, 1995-98. Board of Trustees, Maryland College of Art and Design, 1995-2004. Board of Directors, Graffiti Abatement Partnership of Montgomery County; Montgomery County Friends of the Library. Member, Northeast Montgomery Political Action Committee (former board member). Former precinct chair and area coordinator, Montgomery County Democratic Party. Former member, Wheaton Revitalization Strategy Committee. Tavel Award (for outstanding service to business, government & community), Montgomery County, 1997. Outstanding Leadership Award, Maryland Association of Community Services for People with Developmental Disabilities, 2004. Outstanding Employer Partner, Maryland Chamber of Commerce, 2004. Legislator of the Year, Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce, 2005.