[photo, State Delegate Marilyn R. Goldwater] MARILYN R. GOLDWATER, Democrat, District 16, Montgomery County.

Member of House of Delegates, 1975-86, 1995-. Deputy Majority Whip, 1984-86, 1995-. Member, Economic Matters Committee, 1995- (health insurance subcommittee, 1995-; science & technology subcommittee, 1996-); Joint Advisory Committee on Legislative Data Systems, 1999-. House Chair, Joint Committee on Health Care Delivery and Financing, 1999- (member, 1997-). Member, Appropriations Committee, 1975-78; Environmental Matters Committee, 1979-86; Maryland Commission on Intergovernmental Cooperation, 1983; Joint Committee on Federal Relations, 1984-86. Member, County Affairs Committee, Montgomery County Delegation. Member, Women Legislators of Maryland. Member, National Order of Women Legislators; National Conference of State Legislatures (executive committee, 1997-; vice-chair, health committee, 1996; member, health policy forum, 1995; chair, human resources committee, 1980-81).

Past member, Community Health Advisory Commission, Montgomery County; State Department of Juvenile Services. Member, Maryland Council for Higher Education, 1971-74; Governor's Task Force on State Mental Health Systems, 1977-82. Member, National Advisory Council on Health Professions Education, 1980-84. Chair, Commission on Nursing Issues in Maryland, 1981-82. Director, Office of Federal Relations, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, 1987-91. Executive Assistant for Health Issues, Governor's Programs Office, 1991-94. Member, Design Professionals Task Force, 1995; Task Force on Emerging Medical and Surgical Treatments, 1996; Task Force to Study Patient and Provider Appeal and Grievance Mechanisms, 1996; Statewide Commission on the Crisis in Nursing, 2000-; Governor's Wellmobile Program Advisory Board, 2000-. Member, Southern Regional Education Board (commission on human services, 1996-). Born in Boston, Massachusetts. Mt. Sinai Hospital School of Nursing, R.N., 1948. Emergency room nurse; public administrator, health policy. Past president, Women's Suburban Democratic Club. Member, Bio-Safety Committee, National Institutes of Health, 1978-84. Member, Nurses Coalition for Action in Politics; League of Women Voters. Board member, American Nurses Association, 1984. Member, Advisory Committee, Women's Economic Justice Center, 1989-. Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention, 1992, 2000. Honorary Faculty Associate, University of Maryland, The Johns Hopkins University and George Mason University Schools of Nursing. Honorary member, Sigma Theta Tau. Ann London Scott Award for Legislative Excellence, Maryland Chapter, National Organization for Women (NOW), 1979. Honorary Recognition Award, American Nursing Association, 1980. Distinguished Alumna Award, Mt. Sinai Hospital School of Nursing, 1993. Co-author, Prescription for Nurses: Effective Political Action (1990), which won Book of the Year award from American Journal of Nursing. Married, two children.

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