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[photo, State Delegate Joan Cadden] JOAN CADDEN, Democrat, District 31, Anne Arundel County.



Member of House of Delegates since 1991. Member, Appropriations Committee, 1992- (oversight committee on pensions, 1993-, capital budget subcommittee, 1995-; chair, oversight committee on personnel, 1998-99; chair, public safety & administration subcommittee, 1999-); Special Joint Committee on Pensions, 1993-; Joint Committee on Chesapeake Bay Critical Areas, 1995-; House Facilities Committee, 1995-. Member, Constitutional and Administrative Law Committee, 1991-92; Joint Advisory Committee on Legislative Data Systems, 1993-99; Joint Committee on Welfare Reform, 1996-99. Chair, Education Subcommittee, Anne Arundel County Delegation. Member, Women Legislators of Maryland, 1991- (president, 1997-98; member, endorsement committee, 2001-).

Member, Board of Education, Anne Arundel County, 1983-88 (vice-president, 1986-88); Commission for Women, Anne Arundel County, 1988-90. Member, Task Force to Examine the Welfare Reform Legislation on Legal Immigrants in Maryland, 1996-97; Maryland Commission for Celebration 2000, 1997-2000; Task Force to Study Adult Education in Maryland, 2001. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, August 17, 1941. Attended Marinello Comer School of Cosmetology, 1967-69. Owner/operator of cosmetology business. Member for Large Districts, Steering Committee, National School Board Association, 1985-88. Chair, Local Advisory Council for Vocational Education, 1988-90. Vice-President, Greater Brooklyn Park Council. Legislative Chair, Anne Arundel County Council of PTAs. Secretary/public relations chair, Board of Directors, Sheltered Workshop. Member, Stoney Creek Democratic Club; Roland Terrace Democratic Club; Lake Shore Democratic Club; Ploughman and Fisherman of Anne Arundel County; League of Women Voters. Active in Olde Brooklyn Park Improvement Association. Honorary life member, Maryland Congress of Parents and Teachers, Inc. Legislator of the Year, Maryland Classified Employees Association, 1993. Legislator of the Year, Professional Business Women of Glen Burnie, 1994. Legislator of the Year, Association for Retarded Children (ARC) of Anne Arundel County, 1997, 1998. Legislator of the Year, State Department of Education, 1998, 2002. Champion of Volunteer Service (Blue Heron Award), Severn River Association, 2001. Married; four children; five grandchildren.

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