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[photo, State Senator Jennie M. Forehand] JENNIE M. FOREHAND, Democrat, District 17, Montgomery County.



Member of Senate since 1995. Assistant Deputy Majority Whip, 2000-. Senate Chair, Joint Committee on Federal Relations, 1998- (member, 1997). Member, Judicial Proceedings Committee, 1995-; Executive Nominations Committee, 1995-; Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review, 1995-; Joint Committee on the Management of Public Funds, 1995-; Joint Audit Committee, 1999-; Joint Committee on Children, Youth, and Families, 1999-; Special Committee on Gaming, 2001-. Executive Board, Women Legislators of Maryland, 1994-2000 (president, 1995-96). Member, Southern Legislative Conference (chair, economic development, transportation & cultural development committee; representative to southern technology council). Member, National Conference of State Legislatures (chair, task force on genetic technologies & public policy, 1998-; president, women's legislative network, 2000-01).

Member, House of Delegates, 1978-94, representing District 17 (Montgomery County). Member, Appropriations Committee, 1979-94 (subcommittee on health & the environment, 1979-94); Joint Subcommittee on Program Open Space and Agricultural Land Preservation, 1987-94; Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review, 1993-94. House Chair, Joint Committee on the Management of Public Funds, 1991-94.

Member, State Commission on Physical Fitness, 1981-89. Co-Chair, Governor's Task Force on Senior Citizen Activity Centers, 1983-88. Member, State Advisory Council on Nutrition, 1996-2000; Maryland Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy, 1998-99; State Council on Child Abuse and Neglect, 1998-; Governor's Task Force on Childproof Guns, 1999; Attainment Plan (federal air quality standards) Task Force, Department of the Environment, 2000-; School Board Composition Task Force, Montgomery County, 2000-. Senate Chair, Maryland-Virginia-District of Columbia Joint Legislative Commission on Interstate Transportation, 2000-. Member, Task Force to Study Lighting Efficiency and Light Pollution in Maryland, 2001-02. Past chair, Citizens' Advisory Board for Regional Institute for Children and Adolescents (RICA) - Rockville. Born in Nashville, Tennessee. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.S. (industrial relations). Businesswoman. President, Forehand Antiques and Interiors, 1970-. Former teacher, juvenile court probation counselor, statistician. Member, National Institutes of Health Bio-Safety Committee; Girl Scout Advisory Council; American Association of University Women (AAUW); Women's Political Caucus; Peerless Rockville and Gaithersburg Historic Preservation Associations; Montgomery County Arts Council. Advisory Board, Friends of Seneca Creek; Sierra Club. Board member: Maryland College of Art and Design; Rockville Arts Place; Methodist Board of Church and Society; University of Maryland Center for Political Leadership; Hospice Caring; Montgomery Anti-Tobacco Coalition. Past member, Asbury Methodist Homes; Montgomery County Health Services Planning Board, 1974-78; Maryland Community Mental Health Council; Rockville Economic Development Council; Lung Association. Margaret Brent Trailblazer Award, Maryland Women's Bar Association, 1993. Technology Leadership Award, Suburban Maryland High Technology Council, 1993. Community Service Award, Shady Grove Adventist Hospital. Humanities Award, Maryland Association of Historical and Cultural Museums. President's Award, Maryland College of Art and Design. Outstanding Advocate, Montgomery Arts Council. Peabody Medallion award, The Johns Hopkins University. Founder's Award, Family and Infant Care Center. Legislator of the Year, Montgomery Medical Society, 1993. President's Award for Service, Asbury Village, 1996. Leadership Award, Washington Board of Trade, 1998, 2001. Senator of the Year Award for Child Abuse Legislation, Maryland's State's Attorneys Association, 1998. Distinguished Citizen Award, Alpha Gamma Delta International, 1999. Award, Maryland Municipal League, 1999. Maryland's Top 100 Women, Daily Record, 1999, 2001. Award of Excellence, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), 2002. Married; two children.

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