[photo, State Delegate Martha S. Klima] MARTHA S. KLIMA, Republican, District 9A, Baltimore County.

Member of House of Delegates since 1983. Member, Appropriations Committee, 1987- (health & the environment subcommittee, 1992-94; oversight committee on pensions, 1993-; oversight committee on personnel, 1993-; capital budget subcommittee, 1995-; health & human resources subcommittee, 1995-); Special Joint Committee on Pensions, 1993-; Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review, 1995-; Joint Committee on Welfare Reform, 1996-; Spending Affordability Committee, 1998-. Member, Constitutional and Administrative Law Committee, 1983-86; Joint Budget and Audit Committee, 1991-94; Special Joint Committee on Group Homes, 1995-97. Deputy Minority Whip, 1995-2002. Vice-President, Women Legislators of Maryland, 1988. Member, National Conference of State Legislators. Chair, Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force, American Legislative Exchange Council.

President, School Board Nominating Convention, Baltimore County, two terms. Member, Task Force for Voter Registration, 1984-85; State Planning Commission, 1984-92; Council on Management and Productivity, 1995-99; Commission to Study Ways to Improve the Financial Viability of the Racing Industry, 1997-99. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, December 3, 1938. Villa Julie College, A.A. Homemaker. Past secretary, Central Maryland Health Systems Agency. Delegate, Republican Party National Convention, 1984. Member, Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce (chair, membership relations committee). Past member, governing trustee, Council on Economic Education in Maryland. Board member, Center for Prevention of Child Abuse of Maryland; Greater Baltimore Medical Center, 1986-91 (vice-chair); Jenkins Memorial, 1984-89. Honorary life member, Maryland Congress of Parents and Teachers, Inc. Woman of the Year Award, Towsontowne Business and Professional Women's Club, 1988. Outstanding Legislative Member, American Legislative Exchange Council, 1994. Legislative Award, Baltimore County Commission on Disabilities, 1994. Public Service Award, Baltimore Association for Retarded Citizens, 1994. Legislator of the Year, American Legislative Exchange Council, 2001. Married; three children.

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