[photo, State Senator John J. Hafer] JOHN J. HAFER, Republican, District 1, Allegany & Garrett Counties.

Member of Senate since 1991. Member, Finance Committee, 1991- (unemployment insurance benefits-adjustment work group, 1999-); Special Joint Committee on Pensions, 1991-; Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review, 1995-; Joint Audit Committee, (formerly Joint Budget and Audit Committee), 1995-; Legislative Policy Committee, 1997-; Special Committee on Gaming, 2001-. Member, Special Joint Committee on Energy Pricing, 1991; Special Joint Committee on Economic Development Strategy, 1991; Joint Expenditure Study Group on Law Enforcement and Transportation, 1991; Joint Committee on Health Care Delivery and Financing, 1992-98; Joint Oversight Committee on State Employees Health Insurance, 1994; Joint Committee on State Economic Development Initiatives, 1995-96; Senate Committee on Redistricting, 2002; Joint Committee on the Selection of the State Treasurer, 2002. Senate Chair, Western Maryland Delegation, 1995-.

Member, Tri-County Council for Western Maryland, 1991-; State Commission on Neighborhoods, 1994-96; Task Force on Maryland's Dairy Industry, 1995-97; Task Force to Examine the State's Cemetery and Funeral Industry, 1996; Maryland Medicaid Advisory Committee, 1996-; Task Force to Study Retail Electric Competition and the Restructuring of the Electric Utility Industry, 1997-98; Commission to Study Ways to Improve the Financial Viability of the Racing Industry, 1997-99; Western Maryland Economic Development Task Force, 1998-; Task Force on the South Mountain Battlefield Historic Tourism Initiative, 1999-2000; Task Force to Study the Modernization of Credit Union Law, 1999-2001; State Advisory Council on Administrative Hearings, 1999-; Maryland Competitive Advantage Financing Fund Work Group, 2000; Deep Creek Lake Policy and Review Board, 2000-. Born in Frostburg, Maryland, February 25, 1932. Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, B.S. (economics), 1954; Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, 1958. Medic, U.S. Army. Funeral director. Member, Maryland Farm Bureau; Allegany County Farm Bureau; Cumberland Chamber of Commerce. Mason Lodge, Scottish Rite 32nd degree, Tall Cedar of Lebanon, Past Potentate, Ali Ghan Shrine Temple; Past Grand Tall Cedar. Member, Fraternal Order of Police; Farrady American Legion Post; Cumberland B.P.O. Elks; Cumberland Moose. Past chair, Salvation Army and American Cancer Crusade. Board member, Salvation Army; Cumberland Youth Center. Married; four children.

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