[photo, State Senator Richard F. Colburn] RICHARD F. COLBURN, Republican, District 37, Caroline, Dorchester, Talbot & Wicomico Counties.

Member of Senate since 1995. Member, Judicial Proceedings Committee, 1995-; Executive Nominations Committee, 1999-. Member, Joint Committee on Chesapeake Bay Critical Areas, 1995-; Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review, 1996-; Special Committee on Substance Abuse, 2001-. Chair, Eastern Shore Delegation, 1999-.

Chair, Committee to Promote Employment of the Handicapped, Dorchester County, 1981. Member, House of Delegates, 1983-91. Member, Constitutional and Administrative Law Committee, 1983-86; Environmental Matters Committee, 1987-91. Member, Governor's Committee on Employment of the Handicapped, 1984-90; Lead Poisoning Prevention Commission, 1994-; Commission to Review Landlord-Tenant Laws, 1998; Shore Erosion Task Force, 1999-2000; Governor's Task Force on Eastern Shore Economic Development, 1999-2001; Mid-Shore Regional Council, 2001-; Tri-County Council for the Lower Easter Shore of Maryland, 2001-; Study Panel on Funding Needs of Trauma Centers, 2001-; Task Force to Study the Economic Development of the Maryland Seafood and Aquaculture Industries, 2002- (executive committee; seafood industry work group). Born in Easton, Maryland, February 9, 1950. Attended Easton High School; Chesapeake College, A.A., 1982. Served in U.S. Army Security Agency, sergeant, 1969-72 (top secret clearance); good conduct medal. Dorchester County Republican State Central Committee, 1979-82. Delegate, Republican Party National Convention, 1988. Board of Directors, Maryland Rural Water Association, 1992- (past vice-president). President, Board of Directors, People for Better Housing, 1993-. Member, American Legion; Zion United Methodist Church; Elks. Social Science Award, Chesapeake College, 1980; Social Science Award, Eastern Community College, 1981. Married; one daughter.

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