[photo, State Senator Gloria G. Lawlah] GLORIA GARY LAWLAH, Democrat, District 26, Prince George's County.

Member of Senate since 1991. Senate Chair, Joint Committee on the Management of Public Funds, 2001-. Member, Budget and Taxation Committee, 1995- (capital budget subcommittee, 1999-; health & human resources subcommittee, 2001-; chair, health, education & human resources subcommittee, 1997-99; chair, public safety, transportation & environment subcommittee, 2000); Joint Committee on Investigation, 1991-; Joint Audit Committee, 1998-; Joint Committee on Health Care Delivery and Financing, 1998-; Legislative Policy Committee, 2001-. Member, Economic and Environmental Affairs Committee, 1991-94; Joint Legislative Work Group on Community College Financing, 1994-95; Special Joint Task Force on Transportation, 1995; Executive Nominations Committee, 1995-2000; Joint Committee on the Selection of the State Treasurer, 1996; Spending Affordability Committee, 1997-2000; Senate Committee on Redistricting, 2001-02. Vice-Chair, Prince George's County Delegation, 2001-. Member, Maryland Legislative Black Caucus, 1999- (chair, international affairs committee, 2001-; member, state budget committee, 2000, judicial nominating committee, 2000-, redistricting committee, 2000-, historically black colleges & universities committee, 2001-). 2nd Vice-President, Women Legislators of Maryland, 2002- (member, 1991-; member at large, executive board, 2001-02).

Member, Government Review Task Force for Public Safety, Prince George's County (co-chair, 1982).

Member, House of Delegates, 1987-91, representing District 26 (Prince George's County). Member, Constitutional and Administrative Law Committee, 1987-91; Joint Committee on Federal Relations, 1987-91.

Member, Advisory Committee for Educational Block Grants, 1992-94; Child Care Administration Advisory Council, 1992-95; Woodrow Wilson Bridge Improvement Study Coordination Committee, 1992-96; U.S. 301 South Corridor Transportation Study Task Force, 1993-96; Sound Barrier Review Panel, 1995-96; Council on Management and Productivity, 1995-97; Maryland School Performance Assessment Program Review Panel, 1997-; Task Force to Study the Governance, Coordination, and Funding of the University System of Maryland, 1998-99; State Interagency Coordinating Council [for Infants and Toddlers Program], 1998-2000; Commission on Education Finance, Equity, and Excellence, 1999-2002; Task Force to Study College Readiness for Disadvantaged and Capable Students, 2000-01; Virginia-Maryland-District of Columbia Joint Legislative Commission on Interstate Transportation, 2000-; Governor's Commission to Study Poverty in Maryland, 2001-; Commission on Aging, 2002-. Past member, National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. Born in Newberry, South Carolina, March 12, 1939. Hampton University, B.S.; Trinity College, M.A. Administrator, District of Columbia public schools. Member, National Hook-up of Black Women; National Council of Negro Women (life member); National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP); Alpha Kappa Alpha; Public Access Cable Corp., 1980-85; Coalition on Black Affairs, 1980-90; Family Crisis Center, 1982-84. Member, Hillcrest-Marlow Planning Board, 1982-90. Member, National Political Congress of Black Women, 1984-90; Links; Prince George's County Alliance of Black Elected Officials; National Association of Minority Political Women; Center for the Aging, Greater SE Community Hospital Foundation, 1985-87. Member, Oxon Hill Democrats; John Hanson Women's Democratic Club; Black Democratic Council. Member, Democratic State Central Committee, 1982-86. Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention, 1984, 1992, 1996, 2000. Prince George's County Women's Hall of Fame. Married; three children.

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