[Photograph of State Delegate] HOWARD P. RAWLINGS, Democrat, District 40, Baltimore City.

Member of House of Delegates since 1979. Chair, Appropriations Committee, 1992- (member, 1979-; vice-chair, 1987-91; chair, health & the environment subcommittee, 1980-86). Member, Rules and Executive Nominations Committee, 1992-; Legislative Policy Committee, 1992- (management subcommittee); Spending Affordability Committee, 1992-. Member, Special Joint Committee on the Medical Assistance Program, 1988-92; Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review, 1991-92; Joint Budget and Audit Committee; 1991-92; Joint Task Force on Maryland's Procurement Law, 1993-94; Joint Committee on State Economic Development Initiatives, 1995-96; Joint Committee on the Selection of the State Treasurer, 1996; Special Joint Committee on Competitive Taxation and Economic Development, 1996-97. House Chair, Joint Expenditure Study Group on Health, Housing, Economic Development, and the Environment, 1991. House Chair, Joint Oversight Committee on State Employees Health Insurance, 1994.

Member, Maryland Education Council, Education Commission of the States, 1984- (chair, policy & priorities committee, 1986-87). Board of Directors, University of Maryland Medical System Corporation, 1984-. Member, Project Advisory Council, Children and Family Services Reform Initiative, 1988-96; Maryland Housing Policy Commission, 1988-97; Advisory Committee for Educational Block Grants, 1991-94; Governor's Task Force on School Construction, 1992-93; Task Force on Maryland Building Performance Standards, 1992-93; Governor's Commission on School Funding, 1993; Schools for Success and Goals 2000 Advisory Panel, 1994-96. Vice-Chair, Governor's Task Force to Reform the State Personnel Management System, 1995-96. Member, Task Force on Education Funding Equity, Accountability, and Partnerships, 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, 2000-; Task Force to Study College Readiness for Disadvantaged and Capable Students, 2000- (chair, financial aid subcommittee, 2000-). Born in Baltimore, Maryland, March 17, 1937. Attended Baltimore public schools; Morgan State University, B.S. (mathematics); University of Wisconsin, M.S. (mathematics); University of Maryland, Ph.D. studies. College teacher; mathematician. Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000. Board member, Maryland Historical Society; Action for the Homeless; Maryland Education Coalition; Maryland Low-Income Housing Coalition.

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