First elected to the Senate in 2006. Member of the Senate since 2007.
2020 Minority Leader
2011- Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee
2019 Chair, Alcohol Subcommittee of the Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee
2021 Rules Committee
2020 Legislative Policy Committee
2020 Joint Committee on Children, Youth, and Families
2020 Spending Affordability Committee
2011- Joint Committee on the Chesapeake and Atlantic Bays Critical Area
2007 Maryland Veterans Caucus
Past Senate Service
Health Subcommittee of the Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee, 2019; Environment Subcommittee of the Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee, 2015-2019; Health Occupations Subcommittee of the Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee, 2011-2015; Senate Special Committee on Ethics Reform, 2012-2014; Judicial Proceedings Committee, 2007-2010; Labor, Licensing, and Regulation Subcommittee of the Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee, 2011-2015.
Maryland Cybersecurity Council, 2017-; Maryland Health and Human Services Referral Board, 2017-2018; Governor’s Family Violence Council, 2008-2017.
Legislative Squadron, Civil Air Patrol, Maryland Wing, 2009; Taxpayers Protection Caucus, 2008-; Maryland Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus, 2007-; Pasadena Kiwanis, 2007-; Board of Directors, North County Republican Club, 2005-2006; Upsilon Pi Epsilon (computer science honor society), 1993-; Chesapeake Bay Foundation; National Rifle Association.
Born, Baltimore, Maryland, September 6, 1963; Bob Jones University, B.S., Computer Science, 1985; Loyola College, M.S., Engineering Science (Upsilon Pi Epsilon, Computer Science Honor Society), 2005; Computer Systems Engineer, Westinghouse, 1985-94; Senior Engineer, Northrop Grumman Corp., 1995- present; Founder, Heroes-at-Home, 2002-; Creator, Simonaire Santas for Abused Children; Married; seven children.