[Photograph of State Delegate] GEORGE W. OWINGS III, Democrat, District 27B, Calvert & Anne Arundel Counties.

Member of House of Delegates since 1988. Majority Whip, 1995- (deputy majority whip, 1992-94). Member, Environmental Matters Committee, 1995- (chair, environmental & natural resources subcommittee, 1995-99; chair, agriculture, environment & natural resources subcommittee, 1999-); Rules and Executive Nominations Committee, 1995-; Joint Committee on Chesapeake Bay Critical Areas, 1991-. Member, Constitutional and Administrative Law Committee, 1988-92; Environmental Matters Committee, 1992-93; Commerce and Government Matters Committee, 1994; Joint Committee on the Selection of the State Treasurer, 1996. Chair, Calvert County Delegation, 1990-.

Member, Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland, 1988-; Chesapeake Bay Trust, 1991-93; Southern States Energy Board, 1995-2000; Task Force to Study Retail Electric Competition and the Restructuring of the Electric Utility Industry, 1997-98; Governor's Pesticide Council, 1998-99; Task Force on Tobacco Crop Conversion in Maryland, 1999-; Task Force to Ensure Utility Services, 1999-; Oil Spill Prevention Advisory Committee, 2000; Attainment Plan (federal air quality standards) Task Force, Department of the Environment. Born in Daytona Beach, Florida, April 11, 1945. Attended Calvert Senior High School; University of Maryland, 1963-64. Prince George's Community College, A.A. (liberal arts), 1978. Served in U.S. Marine Corps, 1964-69 (sergeant); Vietnam, 1965-69 (Presidential Unit Citation, Navy Unit Commendation with Bronze Star Device, Navy-Marine Corps Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with Silver Star Device). Mortgage banker. Member, Calvert County Democratic Club; Calvert County Democratic Central Committee, 1985-88. Charter President, Mid-Chesapeake Bay Kiwanis. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), Post 7950 (past adjutant, 1985-88).

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