[photo, State Senator Jean W. Roesser] JEAN W. ROESSER, Republican, District 15, Montgomery County.

Member of Senate since 1995. Senate Chair, Joint Committee on Welfare Reform, 2002- (member, 1996-). Member, Finance Committee, 1995- (welfare reform subcommittee, 1997-99; chair, telephone solicitation work group, 1999); Joint Committee on Health Care Delivery and Financing, 1995-; Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics, 1995-; Joint Audit Committee, 1997-; Joint Committee on Fair Practices, 1997-; Workers' Compensation Benefit and Insurance Oversight Committee, 1999-; Joint Committee on Protocol, 1999-. Member, Joint Committee on State Economic Development Initiatives, 1995-96; Special Joint Committee on Group Homes, 1995-97. Member, Women Legislators of Maryland, 1995-.

Former Congressional liaison assistant, U.S. Information Agency.

Member, House of Delegates, 1987-94, representing District 15 (Montgomery County). Member, Constitutional and Administrative Law Committee, 1987-90; Special House Committee on Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 1987-94; Environmental Matters Committee, 1991-93; Commerce and Government Matters Committee, 1994.

Member, Governor's Energy Task Force, 1991-94; Commission to Save the Lighthouses, 1992-94; Task Force on Emerging Medical and Surgical Treatments, 1996; Maryland Commission for Celebration 2000, 1999-; Task Force to Study the Maryland Enterprise Zone Program, 2000; Virginia-Maryland-District of Columbia Joint Legislative Commission on Interstate Transportation, 2000-. Founding member, Arts Council, Montgomery County. Born in Washington, DC, May 8, 1930. Trinity College, B.A. (economics), 1951; Catholic University of America, graduate study (economics). Former newspaper reporter, Suburban Record, Montgomery County. Delegate, Republican Party National Convention, 1996 (alternate delegate, 1992). Past vice-president, Maryland Federation of Republican Women. Past president, Montgomery County Federation of Republican Women; past president, Potomac Women's Republican Club. Member, Potomac Appalachian Trail Club. Member, area citizens associations, Chambers of Commerce. Married; three children.

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