SHEILA ELLIS HIXSON, Democrat, District 20, Montgomery County.
Member of House of Delegates since 1976. Chair, Ways and Means Committee, 1993-. Member, Rules and Executive Nominations Committee, 1993-; Legislative Policy Committee (management subcommittee), 1993-; Joint Audit Committee (formerly Budget and Audit Committee), 1993-; Spending Affordability Committee, 1993-; Joint Protocol Committee. Member, Joint Task Force on Maryland's Procurement Law, 1993-94; Joint Transportation Financing Committee (Transportation 2000), 1994; Joint Committee on State Economic Development Initiatives, 1995-96; Joint Committee on the Selection of the State Treasurer, 1996. House Chair, Joint Committee on Federal Relations, 1987-92; Advisory Commission on Federal-State-Local Relations, 1987-92; Special Joint Task Force on Transportation, 1995. Chair, Special Joint Committee on Competitive Taxation and Economic Development, 1996-97. Member, Women Legislators of Maryland; National Conference of State Legislatures (budget & protocol committees).
Member, Forest Land Task Force, 1981-84; Mosquito Control Committee, 1982-83; Governor's Task Force on Time-Sharing, 1983-84; Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect, 1983-85; Governor's Council on Child Abuse and Neglect, 1986-; Work Force Investment Board, 1988-; Governor's Commission on Competitive Forces Facing Maryland's Horse-Racing Industry, 1994; Joint Executive-Legislative Task Force to Study Commercial Gaming Activities in Maryland, 1995; Task Force on Education Funding Equity, Accountability, and Partnerships, 1997-; 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-.
Born in L'Anse, Michigan, February 9, 1933. Northern State Teachers College, B.A. Head Start teacher, Detroit, Michigan, 1960-62; legislative representative, American Psychological Association; campaign manager and aide to U.S. Representative William D. Ford of Michigan. Administrative assistant, Democratic National Committee. Member, Montgomery County Democratic Central Committee; National Capital Democratic Club; Women's National Democratic Club; Women's Suburban Democratic Club; Eastern Montgomery, Kensington, Wheaton Democratic Club. Member, Plowmen & Fishermen; National Organization for Women (NOW); National Professional and Business Women's Organization; National Association of Sunday School Instructors.
July 10, 1998
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