[Photograph of State Senator] JENNIE M. FOREHAND, Democrat, District 17, Montgomery County.

Member of Senate since 1995. Assistant Deputy Majority Whip, 2000-. Senate Chair, Joint Committee on Federal Relations, 1998- (member, 1997). Member, Judicial Proceedings Committee, 1995-; Executive Nominations Committee, 1995-; Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review, 1995-; Joint Committee on the Management of Public Funds, 1995-; Joint Audit Committee, 1999-; Joint Committee on Children, Youth, and Families, 1999-; Special Committee on Gaming, 2001-. Executive Board, Women Legislators of Maryland, 1994-2000 (president, 1995-96). Member, Southern Legislative Conference (chair, economic development, transportation & cultural development committee; representative to southern technology council). Member, National Conference of State Legislatures (chair, task force on genetic technologies & public policy, 1998-; president, women's legislative network, 2000-).

Member, House of Delegates, 1978-94. Member, Appropriations Committee, 1979-94 (subcommittee on health & the environment, 1979-94); Joint Subcommittee on Program Open Space and Agricultural Land Preservation, 1987-94; Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review, 1993-94. House Chair, Joint Committee on the Management of Public Funds, 1991-94. Member, State Commission on Physical Fitness, 1981-89. Co-Chair, Governor's Task Force on Senior Citizen Activity Centers, 1983-88. Member, State Advisory Council on Nutrition, 1996-2000; Maryland Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy, 1998-99; State Council on Child Abuse and Neglect, 1998-; Governor's Task Force on Childproof Guns, 1999; Attainment Plan (federal air quality standards) Task Force, Department of the Environment, 2000-; School Board Composition Task Force, Montgomery County, 2000-. Senate Chair, Virginia-Maryland Joint Commission on Regional Transportation, 2000-. Past chair, Citizens' Advisory Board for Regional Institute for Children and Adolescents (RICA) - Rockville. Born in Nashville, Tennessee. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.S. (industrial relations). Former teacher, juvenile court probation counselor, businesswoman. Member, National Institutes of Health Bio-Safety Committee; Girl Scout Advisory Council; American Association of University Women (AAUW); Women's Political Caucus; Peerless Rockville and Gaithersburg Historic Preservation Associations; Montgomery County Arts Council. Board member: Maryland College of Art and Design; Rockville Arts Place; University of Maryland Center for Political Leadership; Asbury Methodist Homes; Hospice Caring; Montgomery Anti-Tobacco Coalition. Past member, Montgomery County Health Services Planning Board; Maryland Community Mental Health Council; Rockville Economic Development Council; Lung Association. Margaret Brent Trailblazer Award, Maryland Women's Bar Association. Senator of the Year, Maryland State's Attorneys' Association. Technology Leadership Award, Suburban Maryland High Technology Council. Transportation Leadership Award, Washington Board of Trade. President's Award for Service, Asbury Village. Community Service Award, Shady Grove Adventist Hospital. Humanities Award, Maryland Association of Historical and Cultural Museums. President's Award, Maryland College of Art and Design. Outstanding Advocate, Montgomery Arts Council. Peabody Medallion award, The Johns Hopkins University. Founder's Award, Family and Infant Care Center. Legislator of the Year, Montgomery Medical Society. Distinguished Citizen Award, Alpha Gamma Delta International, 1999. Maryland's Top 100 Women, Daily Record, 1999, 2001. Methodist Board of Church and Society. Married; two children.

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