[photo, State Senator J. Lowell Stoltzfus] J. LOWELL STOLTZFUS, Republican, District 38, Somerset, Wicomico & Worcester Counties.

Member of Senate since 1992. Minority Leader since September 27, 2001. Minority Whip, 1998-2001. Member, Budget and Taxation Committee, 1999- (public safety, transportation, economic development & natural resources subcommittee, 1999; public safety, transportation & environment subcommittee, 2000; education, business & administration subcommittee, 2001-); Joint Committee on Chesapeake Bay Critical Areas, 1992-; Rules Committee, 1999-; Legislative Policy Committee, 1999-; Joint Audit Committee, 1999-; Department of Natural Resources Special Funds Work Group, 2002-. Member, Economic and Environmental Affairs Committee, 1992-98 (environment subcommittee); Joint Committee on Federal Relations, 1993-95; Executive Nominations Committee, 1995-98; Senate Committee on Redistricting, 2002; Joint Committee on the Selection of the State Treasurer, 2002. Chair, Eastern Shore Delegation, 1995-98.

Chair, Planning and Zoning Commission, Somerset County, 1984-85 (member, 1980-84). Chair, Board of Zoning Appeals, Somerset County, 1985-90.

Member, House of Delegates, 1991-92, representing District 38 (Somerset, Wicomico & Worcester counties). Member, Economic Matters Committee, 1991-92; Joint Committee on Chesapeake Bay Critical Areas, 1991-92.

Member, Commission to Save the Lighthouses, 1992-96; Governor's Pesticide Council, 1992-; Maryland Tourism Development Board, 1995-99; Forvm for Rural Maryland, 1996-; Chesapeake Bay Commission, 1997-; Special Committee to Study Issues Related to Class-Size Reduction, 1998-99; Study Panel to Review Economic Development Financing Programs, 1999; Task Force on Tobacco Crop Conversion in Maryland, 1999; Governor's Task Force on Eastern Shore Economic Development, 1999-2001; Aquaculture Advisory Committee, 1999-; Task Force on Resource-Based Industry in Maryland, 2000-02; Tri-County Council for the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland, 2001-; Chesapeake Forest Citizens Advisory Committee, 2002-. Past member, Area Agency on Aging. Born in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, July 15, 1949. Salisbury State College, B.A. (english & sociology), 1973; Eastern Mennonite Seminary. Plant nursery proprietor, farmer, and parochial school principal. Member, Association of Christian Schools International. Member, Somerset County Farm Bureau; National Kraut Packers Association; Rehobeth Ruritan Club. Member, Holly Grove Mennonite Church. Married; four children.

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