GLORIA GARY LAWLAH, Democrat, District 26, Prince George's County.
Member of Senate since 1991. Member, Budget and Taxation Committee, 1995- (pensions subcommittee; chair, health, education & human resources subcommittee); Joint Committee on Investigation, 1991-; Executive Nominations Committee, 1995-; Spending Affordability Committee, 1997-; Joint Audit Committee, 1998-; Joint Committee on Health Care Delivery and Financing, 1998-. Member, Economic and Environmental Affairs Committee, 1991-94; Joint Legislative Work Group on Community College Financing, 1994-95; Special Joint Task Force on Transportation, 1995; Joint Committee on the Selection of the State Treasurer, 1996.
Member, House of Delegates, 1987-90. Member, Constitutional and Administrative Law Committee; Joint Committee on Federal Relations.
Member, Government Review Task Force for Public Safety, Prince George's County (co-chair, 1982). Member, Child Care Administration Advisory Council; Advisory Committee for Educational Block Grants; U.S. 301 South Corridor Transportation Study Task Force, 1993-96; Sound Barrier Review Panel, 1995-96; Council on Management and Productivity, 1995-97; Maryland School Performance Assessment Program Review Panel, 1997-; Transportation Planning Board, Washington Council of Governments.
Born in Newberry, South Carolina, March 12, 1939. Hampton University, B.S.; Trinity College, M.A. Administrator, District of Columbia public schools. Member, National Hook-up of Black Women; National Council of Negro Women (life member); National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP); Alpha Kappa Alpha; Public Access Cable Corp., 1980-85; Coalition on Black Affairs, 1980-90; Family Crisis Center, 1982-84. Member, Hillcrest-Marlow Planning Board, 1982-90. Member, National Political Congress of Black Women, 1984-90; Links; Prince George's County Alliance of Black Elected Officials; National Association of Minority Political Women; Center for the Aging, Greater SE Community Hospital Foundation, 1985-87. Member, Oxon Hill Democrats; John Hanson Women's Democratic Club; Black Democratic Council. Member, Democratic State Central Committee, 1982-86. Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention, 1984, 1992, 1996. Prince George's County Women's Hall of Fame. Married; three children.
House of Delegates
July 10, 1998
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