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JOAN B. PITKIN, Democrat, District 23, Prince George's County.

Member of House of Delegates since 1979. Deputy Majority Whip, 1995-. Member, Appropriations Committee, 1995- (transportation & the environment subcommittee; oversight committee on program open space & agricultural land preservation); Joint Committee on Federal Relations, 1995-; Joint Subcommittee on Program Open Space and Agricultural Land Preservation, 1995-; Special Committee on Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 1987-. Member, Environmental Matters Committee, 1979-92; Economic Matters Committee, 1993-94; Special Committee on Rail Mergers, 1997. Member, County Affairs Committee, Prince George's County Delegation. Member, Women Legislators of Maryland (legislative committee, 1997-); National Conference of State Legislatures (commerce & communications committee).

First chair, Children's Commission, Prince George's County. Member, Parks and Recreation Council, Prince George's County. Member, Council on Toxic Substances, 1979-92; State Department of Education Task Force on Energy, 1980-82; Governor's Advisory Committee for Children and Youth, 1980-86; Governor's Advisory Council on Recycling, 1989-93; U.S. 301 South Corridor Transportation Study Task Force, 1994-96; Breast and Cervical Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment Advisory Committee, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, 1997; State Council on Cancer Control, 1997-; Council on Management and Productivity, 1998-.

Born in New York, New York. Attended University of Vermont. White House Conference on Aging; Work Group on Breast Implant Brochures, Federal Drug Administration. Past director, Bowie Health Center; Bowie Cultural Arts Commission. Charter member, Bowie Citizens Association; Bowie Women's Club. Member, Girl Scout Advisory Council of the Nation's Capital; Maryland Association of Elected Women. Received awards from: Mental Health Association; Prince George's County School System; American Lung Association; Cancer Society; Maryland Nurses Association; Chesapeake Bay Program of Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission; Ancient Order of Hibernians; Prince George's County Medical Society; Laurel Medical Society; Environmental Policy Institute. Received 100% voting record award, League of Conservation Voters, 1988-93. Community Service Award, Washington Psychiatric Society. Woman of the Year, Business and Professional Women's Club, 1992. Woman of the Year, Soroptimists International (local and regional chapters), 1996. Married; four children; eight grandchildren.

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