[photo, State Delegate Adelaide C. Eckardt] ADELAIDE C. (ADDIE) ECKARDT, Republican, District 37B, Talbot, Caroline, Dorchester, & Wicomico Counties.

Member of House of Delegates since 1995. Deputy Minority Whip, 1999-. Member, Economic Matters Committee, 1995- (health insurance subcommittee, 1995-; real estate & housing subcommittee, 1999-; science & technology subcommittee, 1999-); Special Committee on Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 1995-; Joint Committee on Children, Youth, and Families, 1999-; Joint Technology Oversight Committee, 2000-; Special Committee on Gaming, 2001-. Member, Special Joint Committee on Competitive Taxation and Economic Development, 1996-97. Chair, Caroline County Delegation, 1995-. Chair, Dorchester County Delegation, 1995-. Member, Women Legislators of Maryland, 1995- (secretary, 1998-99, 2000-01; member, endorsement committee, 2001-, finance committee, 2001-, legislative committee, 2001-).

Member, Availability Committee of Task Force to Study Increasing the Availability of Substance Abuse Programs, 1998-2001; Governor's Task Force on Eastern Shore Economic Development, 1999-2001; Mid-Shore Regional Council, 2001-; Tri-County Council for the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland, 2001-. Born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, September 8, 1943. Attended Bryn Mawr Hospital School of Nursing; University of Maryland School of Nursing, B.S., 1978, M.S., 1981. Registered Nurse-Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist. Member, Dorchester County Republican Central Committee, 1986-1994. Board of Directors, Dorchester General Hospital, 1988-. President, Maryland Nurses Association, 1989-91 (legislative chair, 1986-89, 1993-94). Executive Committee, Maryland Hospital Association, 1993-. Board member, Chesapeake Health Planning Systems (past president & vice-president). Member, Maryland Nurses Association; American Nurses Association; American Ortho-Psychiatric Association; Sigma Theta Tau. Psychiatric Nursing Award, University of Maryland Graduate School of Nursing, 1981. Nurse of the Year, District 4, Maryland Nurses Association, 1986, 1991. Rosalie S. Abrams Legislative Award, Maryland Nurses Association, 1988. Outstanding Board Member Award, Maryland Nurses Association, 1992. Married; three sons.

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