[photo, State Delegate Sharon M. Grosfeld] SHARON M. GROSFELD, Democrat, District 18, Montgomery County.

Member of House of Delegates since 1995. Member, Judiciary Committee, 1995- (family & juvenile law subcommittee, 1995-98; chair, criminal justice subcommittee, 1999-); Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics, 1999-. Vice-Chair, Bi-County Committee, Montgomery County Delegation, 1997-. Member, Women Legislators of Maryland, 1995- (treasurer, 1998-99; member, legislative committee, 2001-).

Member, Victim Services Advisory Board, Montgomery County, 1988-90. Legislative Chair, Commission for Women, Montgomery County, 1990-92, 1993- (president, 1992-93). Co-Chair for Paternity, Support, Custody, and Visitation of Attorney General's Advisory Council on Family Legal Needs of Low-income Persons, 1991-92. Member, State Advisory Board for Juvenile Justice, 1995-2000; Family Violence Council, 1995- (co-chair, civil process committee); Task Force to Study the Effects of Cult Activities on Public Senior Higher Education Institutions, 1999; Task Force on Non-Lethal Wildlife Management, 2000-; Committee on Access to Court Records, 2001-02. Born in Brooklyn, New York, February 20, 1957. University of California, Santa Barbara; New York University, B.A. (sociology), 1979, M.A. (sociology), 1981; Antioch School of Law, J.D., 1985. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1987. Attorney. Member, Maryland State Bar Association (special committee on citizenship & law-related education, 2002-); Anne Arundel County Bar Association. Instructor, Department of Sociology, New York University, 1980-81; City University of New York, 1981-82; College of New Rochelle, 1981-82. Staff attorney, legal advocate, Domestic Violence Legal Clinic, House of Ruth, 1985-88. Legislative Chair, Women's Bar Association, 1987-92; Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence, 1987-92. Advisory Board, Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse, 2001-. Legislative Coordinator, Montgomery County National Organization for Women (NOW). Annual Award, Women's Bar Association, 1990. Public Service Award, Montgomery County Government, 1990. Senate Resolution no. 1387, commending work and commitment to victims rights, 1990. Governor's Certificate of Merit for outstanding contributions to victims rights and services, 1991. Pro Bono Service Award, Anne Arundel County Bar Foundation, 1991. Legislative Award for advances in legislation affecting domestic violence victims, Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence, 1993. Maryland's Top 100 Women, Daily Record, 2000. State Legislator of the Year, National Child Support Enforcement Association, 2001. Leadership and Outstanding Service Award, Maryland State Bar Association, 2001. Maryland Humane Legislator of the Year Award, Fund for Animals, 2002. Legislative Leadership Award, Montgomery County Chapter, National Association for Women (NOW), 2002. Award of Excellence, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, 2002. Married; two children.

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