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GEORGE C. EDWARDS, Republican, District 1A, Garrett & Allegany Counties.

Member of House of Delegates since 1983. House Chair, Joint Subcommittee on Program Open Space and Agricultural Land Preservation, 1991-. Member, Appropriations Committee, 1983- (capital budget subcommittee; transportation & the environment subcommittee; oversight committee on pensions; chair, oversight committee on program open space & agricultural land preservation); Rules and Executive Nominations Committee, 1995-; Joint Committee on the Management of Public Funds, 1995-; Special Joint Committee on Pensions, 1995-. Member, Special Joint Task Force on Transportation, 1995-97; Special Joint Committee on Competitive Taxation and Economic Development, 1996-97; Special Committee on School Enrollment Management, 1996-97; Special Committee on Rail Mergers, 1997. Deputy Minority Whip, 1996-97. Chair, Garrett County Delegation. Chair, Western Maryland Delegation, 1995-.

Member, Town Council, Town of Grantsville, 1972-74, 1980-82. Member, Board of County Commissioners, Garrett County, 1974-78. Member, Tri-County Council for Western Maryland; Citizens Advisory Board for Brandenburg Center; Maryland Advisory Commission on Manufacturing Competitiveness, 1995-. Past member, Deep Creek Lake Advisory and Review Committee.

Born in Grantsville, Maryland, April 9, 1948. Attended Northern High School, Accident; Fairmont State College, B.S. (business administration), cum laude, 1970. Drafted by Baltimore Colts, 1970; NAIA Football All-American Fullback. Frostburg State College, teacher certification, 1971-74. Served in Maryland National Guard, 1970-76. Member, Garrett County Development Corporation, 1974-. Member, Legislative Committee, Maryland Association of Counties, 1975-78. Member, National Rifle Association; American Legion; Lonaconing Republican Club; Lions Club (president, 1982-83). Associate member, Lodge 40, Fraternal Order of Police. Member, St. Paul's United Methodist Church. Married; two children.

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