MARYLAND SENATE


[Photograph of State Senator] ROY P. DYSON, Democrat, District 29, Calvert & St. Mary's Counties.



Member of Senate since 1995. Member, Economic and Environmental Affairs Committee, 1995- (education subcommittee, 1995-; licensing & regulatory affairs subcommittee, 1999-); Special Committee on Substance Abuse, 2001-. Senate Chair, Joint Committee on Chesapeake Bay Critical Areas, 1995-.

Former legislative assistant and research director for U.S. Representative William D. Ford of Michigan. Former special assistant, Subcommittee on Agricultural Labor, U.S. House of Representatives. Member, House of Delegates, 1975-81. Member, Environmental Matters Committee, 1975-81. Presidential Elector, Maryland, 1976. Member, U.S. House of Representatives, 1981-91 (elected 1st president of 1981 Freshman Democrats Class); Armed Services Committee; Merchant Marine and Fisheries Committee. Member, Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland, 1995-; Task Force on Affiliation between Historic St. Mary's City Commission and St. Mary's College of Maryland, 1996; State Water Quality Advisory Committee, 1997-; Solid Waste Management Task Force, 1998; Committee on Building Public Trust and Confidence in the Justice System, 1998-99; Task Force to Study the History and Legacy of Slavery in Maryland, 1999; Task Force to Study the Preservation and Enhancement of Maryland's Heritage Resources, 1999- (enchancement & sustainability committee); Special Commission on State Parks, 1999-2000; Task Force to Study the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation, 2000-; Task Force on Non-Lethal Wildlife Management, 2000-; Patuxent River Oil Spill Citizens Advisory Committee, 2000-. Born in Great Mills, Maryland, November 15, 1948. Attended University of Baltimore; Montgomery Junior College; University of Maryland. Former assistant director of Operations, Democratic National Committee. Delegate, Democratic National Conference, 1978. Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention, 1988. Member, Knights of Columbus; Elks; Moose Lodge; Fraternal Order of the Police; Maryland Farm Bureau. Outstanding Young Man of the Year, 1977.

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