[photo, State Delegate Michael R. Gordon] MICHAEL R. GORDON, Democrat, District 17, Montgomery County.

Member of House of Delegates since 1983. Vice-Chair, Economic Matters Committee, 1995- (health insurance subcommittee, 1995-; chair, unemployment insurance subcommittee, 1995-). Member, Rules and Executive Nominations Committee, 1990-; Special Committee on Gaming, 2001-. Member, Constitutional and Administrative Law Committee, 1983-89; Ways and Means Committee, 1989-94 (chair, financing resources subcommittee, 1992-94). Vice-Chair, Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review, 1993-94. Member, Task Force on Telecommunications Taxes, 1994; Joint Committee on State Economic Development Initiatives, 1995-96; Special Joint Committee on Competitive Taxation and Economic Development, 1996-97. Chair, Montgomery County Delegation, 1986-91 (member, county affairs committee). Chair, Fiscal Affairs and Government Operations Committee, Southern Legislative Conference, 1997-.

Member, Task Force on Real Estate Taxation Assessment, Montgomery County, 1977; Fiscal Affairs Committee, Montgomery County, 1977-78; Alternative Community Service Committee, City of Rockville, 1981-83; Criminal Justice Coordinating Commission, Montgomery County. Member, Task Force on Infrastructure Financing, 1985-86; Advisory Committee to Study Funding Mechanisms for the Maryland Insurance Administration, 1997-98. Born in Silver Spring, Maryland, July 5, 1947; life-long resident of Montgomery County. Towson State College, B.A., 1969; Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1972. Attorney. U.S. Army Reserve (captain), 1972-80. Admitted to Maryland State and Supreme Court Bars. Member, Maryland State Bar Foundation. Member, Montgomery County Bar Association. Past president, West End Citizens Association; Rockville Civic Federation. Chair, Task Force on Human Relations, Montgomery County Democratic Central Committee, 1973. Member, Rockville Little Theatre; Peerless Rockville Historical Society; Greater Gaithersburg and Rockville Chambers of Commerce. Outstanding Young Man in America, 1983. Distinguished Service Awards, Maryland Municipal League, 1983, 1984, 1988, 1991 (certificates of appreciation, 1985, 1986, 1989, 1992, 1993). Award for outstanding support and commitment to Court Appointed Special Advocate Program (CASA), National Council of Jewish Women, 1990. Award, Maryland State Bar Association, 1992. Legislator of the Year, Building and Construction Trades Council, 1992. Award, ABC Contractors, 1994. Married.

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