[photo, State Delegate John Adams Hurson] JOHN ADAMS HURSON, Democrat, District 18, Montgomery County.

Member of House of Delegates since 1991. Chair, Environmental Matters Committee, 2001- (member, 1999-2000; health subcommittee, 1999-2000; public utilities subcommittee, 1999-2000). Majority Leader, 1995-2001. Member, Rules and Executive Nominations Committee, 1995-; Legislative Policy Committee (management subcommittee), 1995-; Spending Affordability Committee, 1995-. Chair, Consent Calendars Committee, 2000-. Member, Special Committee on Gaming, 2001-. House Chair, Special Joint Committee on Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program, 2002-. Member, Economic Matters Committee, 1991-94, 2001- (unemployment insurance subcommittee; chair, health subcommittee, 1994); Joint Committee on Health Care Delivery and Financing, 1993-99. House Chair, Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review, 1994. Member, Appropriations Committee, 1995-96 (capital budget subcommittee; health & human resources subcommittee; oversight committee on pensions; oversight committee on personnel); Joint Committee on the Selection of the State Treasurer, 1996; Special Committee on Competitive Taxation and Economic Development, 1996-97; Special Committee on School Enrollment Management, 1996-97; Special Joint Committee on Group Homes, 1996-97; Ways and Means Committee, 1996-99 (transportation subcommittee); Special Study Commission on the Maryland Public Ethics Law, 1998; Joint Advisory Committee on Legislative Data Systems, 1999-2002; Speaker's Advisory Committee on Legislative Redistricting, 2001-02; Joint Committee on the Selection of the State Treasurer, 2002. Member, County Affairs Committee (former chair, planning committee), Montgomery County Delegation. Vice-President, National Conference of State Legislatures, 2002-.

Member, Juvenile Court Committee, Montgomery County, 1978-80; Councilmanic Charter Redistricting Commission, Montgomery County, 1982. Member, Governor's Task Force on Community Health Networks, 1994-95; Oversight Committee on the Administration of the HealthChoice Program, 1999; Business and Technology Division Task Force, 2000. House Chair, Virginia-Maryland-District of Columbia Joint Legislative Commission on Interstate Transportation, 2000-. Member, Study Panel on Funding Needs of Trauma Centers, 2001-. Born in Takoma Park, Maryland, December 23, 1953. Georgetown University, B.A. (government), 1976; Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1979. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1979. Attorney; businessman. Vice-president, Intergovernmental Affairs, Ketchum Public Relations, 1993-. Member, Maryland State Bar Association. Executive Committee, Democratic National Committee Small Business Council, 1986. Chair, District 18 Democratic Caucus, 1981, 1988. Co-Chair, Greater Bethesda-Chevy Chase Coalition, 1989. Executive Committee, Atlantic Association of Young Political Leaders, 1989- (president, 1991-93). Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center, 1991-. Executive Director, American Council of Young Political Leaders, 1993-95. Married; two children.

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