Tenure Appointed to the Maryland Senate February 3, 2016. Sworn in February 4, 2016. Member of the Maryland House of Delegates 2011-2016. Current Assignments 2019 Vice Chair, Rules Committee 2019 Budget and Taxation Committee 2019 Vice Chair, Capital Budget Subcommittee, Budget and Taxation Committee 2019 Pensions Subcommittee, Budget and Taxation Committee 2019 Senate Chair, Spending Affordability Committee 2019 Joint Audit and Evaluation Committee (Senate Chair, 2019) 2020 Legislative Policy Committee 2017 Joint Committee on Pensions 2016 Associate Member, Maryland Legislative Latino Caucus 2019 Maryland Veterans Caucus Past Senate Service Deputy Majority Leader, 2019-2020; Health and Human Services Subcommittee, Budget and Taxation Committee, 2019; Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee, 2016-2019; Co-Chair, Health Subcommittee of the Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee, 2016-2019; Education Subcommittee of the Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee, 2017-2019; Senate Chair, Joint Audit Committee, 2017-2019. Past House Service Appropriations Committee, 2011-2016; Vice Chair, Capital Budget Subcommittee of the Appropriations Committee (Member 2013), 2015-2016; Chair, Health and Human Resources Subcommittee of the Appropriations Committee, 2015-2016; Oversight Committee on Personnel of the Appropriations Committee, 2015-2016; Oversight Committee on Pensions of the Appropriations Committee, 2015-2016; Vice Chair, Public Safety and Administration Subcommittee of the Appropriations Committee, 2013-2014; Transportation and the Environment Subcommittee of the Appropriations Committee, 2011-2013; House Chair, Joint Audit Committee, 2015-2016; Spending Affordability Committee, 2015-2016; Joint Committee on Pensions, 2012-2016. Public Service Health and Human Services Referral Board, 2019-; Juvenile Services Education Programs Workgroup, 2018-; Governor's Wellmobile Program Advisory Board, 2017-; Task Force to Study Restraint and Seclusion, 2017; Maryland Commission on Disabilities, 2016-; Land Use, Transportation, and Public Safety Committee, Montgomery County Delegation, 2015-2016; Maryland ABLE Program Task Force, 2015-2016; Interagency Steering Committee for Managing for Results, 2015-2016; Land Use and Transportation Committee, Montgomery County Delegation, 2011-2014; Joint Enforcement Task Force on Workplace Fraud, 2009-2010; Vice Chair, Mid-County Recreation Advisory Board, Montgomery County, 2004-2006. Memberships Manna Food Center, 2006-; Montgomery County Democratic Central Committee, 2005-2006; Carl M. Freeman Foundation, 2005-2006; State Director, Maryland Home Care, Service Employees International Union, 2004-2006; Board of Directors, Project Change, Olney, 2003-2004; Board of Directors, Chelsea and Pershing Schools, 2002-2004; President, Montgomery County Young Democrats, 1999-2000; Executive Board, District 14 Democratic Club; Associate Member, Greater Colesville Civic Association; Tanterra Homeowners Association; Olney Theatre Center; NARAL Pro-Choice America; Montgomery County Chapter, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP); Past Member, Fair Oaks Homeowners Association. Awards Legislative Champion Award, Women Legislators of Maryland, 2018; Legislative Leadership Award, The Arc of Maryland, 2015; Legislative Achievement of the Year, Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition, 2012. Biographical Information Born, Englewood, New Jersey, March 23, 1975; St. Thomas Aquinas College, B.S., Social Science, Law and Government, 1997; The Johns Hopkins University, M.A., Government, 2004; Scheduling Assistant, U.S. Senator Bill Bradley, New Jersey 1996-97; Intern, U.S. Senator Carl Levin, Michigan, 1997; Scheduler, U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer, California, 1999; Legislative Director to Delegate Peter V.R. Franchot, 1999-2000; Community Liaison and Grants Coordinator, U.S. Representative Albert R. Wynn 2000-03; Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of Comptroller of Maryland, 2007-10; Married; two children.