[Photograph of State Senator] BARBARA A. HOFFMAN, Democrat, District 42, Baltimore City & Baltimore County.

Member of Senate since 1983. Chair, Budget and Taxation Committee, 1995- (member, 1987-; vice chair, 1991-95; capital budget subcommittee, 1992-; pensions subcommittee, 1999-2000). Senate Chair, Spending Affordability Committee, 1995-. Member, Executive Nominations Committee, 1987-; Joint Audit Committee (formerly Joint Committee on Budget and Audit), 1987-; Legislative Policy Committee, 1991- (management subcommittee); Rules Committee, 1995-; Joint Advisory Committee on Legislative Data Systems, 1997-; Joint Committee on Children, Youth, and Families, 1999-; Special Committee on Gaming, 2001-. Senate Chair, Special Joint Task Force on Transportation, 1995. Member, Constitutional and Public Law Committee, 1983-84; Judicial Proceedings Committee, 1985-86; Joint Committee on Health Care Delivery and Financing, 1993-2000; Joint Committee on State Economic Development Initiatives, 1995-96. President, Women Legislators of Maryland, 1991-92. President, National Association of Jewish Legislators, 1991-92, 1992-93.

Member, Peabody Institute Oversight Committee, 1990-96; Advisory Council, Children and Family Services Reform Project, 1990-96; State Commission on Infant Mortality Prevention, 1991-99; Governor's Commission on Welfare Policy, 1992-94; Task Force on Child Care and Child Development Programs for Children of Working Parents, 1994; Task Force on Youth Citizenship and Violence Prevention of Cabinet Council on Criminal and Juvenile Justice, 1995-96; Maryland State Arts Council, 1995-99. Board of Directors, University of Maryland Medical System Corporation, 1995-. Member, Governor's Task Force on Children, Youth, and Families Systems Reform, 1996; Commission to Study Ways to Improve the Financial Viability of the Racing Industry, 1997-99; Task Force to Study Retail Electric Competition and the Restructuring of the Electric Utility Industry, 1997-98; Task Force to Study the Governance, Coordination, and Funding of the University System of Maryland, 1998-99; Commission on Transportation Investment, 1999; Commission on Education Finance, Equity, and Excellence, 1999-; Transit Policy Panel, 2000; Maryland Education Council, Education Commission of the States. Vice-Chair, Education Commission of the States, 1999-. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, March 8, 1940. Towson State College, B.S. (education), 1960; The Johns Hopkins University, M.L.A. (liberal arts), 1966. Supervisor of secondary school teachers, Morgan State College, 1968-73. Executive Director, Maryland Democratic Party, 1979-83. Policy advisor, Institute for the Academic Advancement of Youth, 1997-. Board of Directors, Kennedy-Krieger Institute; Baltimore Museum of Art; United Way of Central Maryland; The Living Classrooms. Former board member, Preservation Maryland; Maryland Committee for Children. Co-author, Journeys in English, an English textbook. Leadership award, Maryland Democratic Party, 1984. Legislative excellence award, Maryland Victim Advocacy Network, 1985. Ann London Scott Memorial Award (for legislative excellence), National Organization for Women, 1989. Distinguished service award, Maryland Municipal League, 1992. Appreciation award, Baltimore Jewish Council, 1995. Honorary degree, Doctor of Humane Letters, Towson State University, 1996. Named in Maryland's Top 100 Women, Daily Record, 1998. Legislator of the Year, Mental Health Association of Maryland, 1999. Leadership award, Maryland Legislative Council of Social Workers, 1999. Married; three children.

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