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JOHN R. LEOPOLD, Republican, District 31, Anne Arundel County.

Member of House of Delegates, 1983-90, and since 1995 (first Republican elected to House of Delegates from District 31). Deputy Minority Whip, 1996-. Member, Ways and Means Committee, 1995- (finance resources subcommittee). Member, Judiciary Committee, 1983-86; Economic Matters Committee, 1987-90; Joint Committee on Federal Relations, 1986-90; Special Joint Committee on Competitive Taxation and Economic Development, 1996-97; Special Committee on Rail Mergers, 1997.

Hawaii State Representative, 1970-74. Hawaii State Senator, 1974-78. Member, Hawaii State Board of Education, 1968-70 (only Republican ever elected to Hawaii State Board of Education). Member, National Advisory Council for the Education of Disadvantaged Children (ESEA, Title I), 1977-79, appointed by President Gerald R. Ford; National Motor Carrier Advisory Committee, 1988-90; National Council on Disability, 1991-92, appointed by President George Bush. Member, Accountability Task Force (on State Aid to Public Education), 1984-89; Governor's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities, 1996-; Task Force to Study Retail Electric Competition and the Restructuring of the Electric Utility Industry, 1997-.

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 4, 1943. Hamilton College, B.A., 1964. Delegate, Republican National Conventions of 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, and 1996 (platform committee member, 1980, 1988). Honored for legislative service by Maryland Coalition Against Crime, 1986, and Maryland Child Care Association, 1989.

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