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BARBARA A. HOFFMAN, Democrat, District 42, Baltimore City & Baltimore County.

Member of Senate since 1983. Chair, Budget and Taxation Committee, 1995- (capital budget subcommittee). Senate Chair, Spending Affordability Committee, 1995-. Senate Chair, Special Joint Task Force on Transportation, 1995-. Member, Executive Nominations Committee, 1987-; Joint Audit Committee (formerly Joint Committee on Budget and Audit), 1987-; Legislative Policy Committee, 1991- (management subcommittee); Joint Committee on Health Care Delivery and Financing, 1993-; Rules Committee, 1995-; Joint Advisory Committee on Legislative Data Systems, 1997-. Member, Joint Committee on State Economic Development Initiatives, 1995-96. Past president, Women Legislators of Maryland. Past president, National Association of Jewish Legislators.

Member, Peabody Institute Oversight Committee, 1990-96; Advisory Council, Children and Family Services Reform Project, 1990-96; State Commission on Infant Mortality Prevention, 1991-; Governor's Commission on Welfare Policy, 1992-94; Task Force on Child Care and Child Development Programs for Children of Working Parents, 1994; Task Force on Youth Citizenship and Violence Prevention of Cabinet Council on Criminal and Juvenile Justice, 1995-96; Maryland State Arts Council, 1995-; Governor's Task Force on Children, Youth, and Families Systems Reform, 1996; Commission to Study Ways to Improve the Financial Viability of the Racing Industry, 1997; Task Force to Study Retail Electric Competition and the Restructuring of the Electric Utility Industry, 1997-; Maryland Education Council, Education Commission of the States. Board of Directors, University of Maryland Medical System Corporation.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, March 8, 1940. Towson State College, B.S., 1960; The Johns Hopkins University, M.L.A., 1966. Supervisor of secondary school teachers, Morgan State College, 1968-73. Executive Director, Maryland Democratic Party, 1979-83. Board of Directors, Preservation Maryland; Kennedy Krieger; Maryland Committee for Children. Co-author, Journeys in English, an English textbook. Named in Maryland's Top 100 Women, Daily Record, 1998. Married; three children.

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