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[Photograph of State Delegate] CAROLYN J. B. HOWARD, Democrat, District 24, Prince George's County.



Member of House of Delegates, 1988-90, 1991-. Member, Ways and Means Committee, 1993- (education subcommittee, 1994; chair, housing & social issues subcommittee, 1995-96; chair, transportation subcommittee, 1997-); Joint Audit Committee (formerly Joint Budget and Audit Committee), 1993-. Member, Constitutional and Administrative Law Committee, 1991-92; Joint Legislative Work Group on Community College Financing, 1994-95. House Co-Chair, Joint Task Force on Payment Schedule of Property Taxes, 1995. Deputy Majority Whip, 1995-99. Member, Special Joint Committee on Competitive Taxation and Economic Development, 1996-97; Special Committee on School Enrollment Management, 1996-97; Special Committee on Rail Mergers, 1997. Member, County Affairs Committee, Prince George's County Delegation. Chair, Maryland Legislative Black Caucus, 1998-2000. 2nd Vice-President, Women Legislators of Maryland, 2001- (2nd vice-chair, 1996-97; treasurer, 2000-01). Member, National Conference of State Legislatures (job training & education committee). Director, District 3, National Black Caucus of State Legislators (special assistant to President).

Member, Professional Standards and Teacher Education Advisory Board, State Board of Education, 1986-87; Local Health Services Funding Review Committee, 1993; Maryland Comprehensive Transit Plan Transit Advisory Panel, 1998-99; Commission on Education Finance, Equity, and Excellence, 1999-; Transit Policy Panel, 2000; Virginia-Maryland Joint Commission on Regional Transportation, 2000-. Born in DeLand, Florida. Florida A & M University, B.S. (home economics & education); Bowie State College, M.Ed. Supervisor, Title 1 Program, Prince George's County Public Schools, 1988-. [Title 1 Program is designed to improve teaching of and learning by children in "high poverty"; schools.] Principal, Prince George's County Public Schools, 1981-88. Member, Prince George's County Democratic Central Committee, 1982-88. Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention, 1984, 1992, 2000. Member, National and Maryland State Associations of Elementary School Principals; Association of School-Based Administrators; National Education Association; Maryland State Teachers Association; Delta Sigma Sorority. Life member, National Council of Negro Women. Life member, Business and Professional Women's Club. Treasurer, national Alumni Association, Florida A & M University, 1986- (president, local chapter, 1988-93). Distinguished Alumna, National Association for Equal Opportunity, 1983, 1988. Outstanding Service in Politics, Prince George's County Educators Association, 1983. Outstanding Service in Local Community, Outstanding Service, Northeast Region, Alumni Association, Florida A & M University, 1985-87. Counselors Advocate Award, Maryland Association for Counseling and Development, 1988. Married; three children.

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