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[Photograph of State Delegate] MELONY GHEE GRIFFITH, Democrat, District 25, Prince George's County.



Member of House of Delegates since 1999. Member, Judiciary Committee, 1999- (civil law & procedure subcommittee, 1999-); Joint Committee on Children, Youth, and Families, 1999-. Member, County Affairs Committee, Prince George's County Delegation, 1999-. Chair, Environmental Committee, Maryland Legislative Black Caucus.

Born in Abilene, Texas, June 5, 1963. Attended Charles M. Russell High School, Great Falls, Montana; Eastern Montana College, B.S. (psychology, criminology, rehabilitation), 1985; Howard University, M.S.W., 1987. Social worker. Senior social worker, Capitol Hill Hospital, 1987-89. Public health specialist, Commission on Public Health, District of Columbia, 1989-91. Project coordinator, National Basketball Players Association Health Education Project, The Johns Hopkins University, 1992-93. Consultant and volunteer supervisor, C. Whitney Institute, 1993-94. Workshop facilitator and staff trainer, United Communities Against Poverty, 1993-95. Clinical social worker, Humana Group Health Plan, 1993-95. Consultant (specializing in HIV and AIDS prevention), 1991-98. Senior Program Officer for Health and Entitlement Programs, Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC, 1998-. Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention, 2000. Past member, Prince George's County Democratic Central Committee. Member, National Association of Social Workers; National Council of Negro Women; League of Women Voters; Suitland Crime Action team; Kiwanis Club of Mitchellville. 1st Vice-President, Suitland Citizens Association. Member, Liberty Temple African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Zion Church. Married; three sons.

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