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[photo, James E. DeGrange, Sr., State Senator] JAMES E. DeGRANGE, SR.
Democrat, District 32, Anne Arundel County



Member of Senate since January 13, 1999. Member, Budget and Taxation Committee, 1999, 2003- (health, education, & human resources subcommittee, 1999; pensions subcommittee, 2003-06; chair, public safety, transportation & environment subcommittee, 2003-; chair, capital budget subcommittee, 2007-, member, 2003-); Joint Committee on Protocol, 1999-; Joint Committee on Base Realignment and Closure, 2007-. Vice-Chair, Executive Nominations Committee, 2007- (member, 2003-). Member, Legislative Policy Committee, 2008-; Joint Legislative Work Group to Study State, County and Municipal Fiscal Relationships, 2009-. Senate Chair, Spending Affordability Committee, 2011- (member, 2003-). Member, Joint Subcommittee on Program Open Space and Agricultural Land Preservation, 1999-2006; Finance Committee, 2000-02; Joint Technology Oversight Committee, 2000-03; Special Committee on Gaming, 2001; Senate Committee on Redistricting, 2001-02; Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review, 2002-03; Joint Committee on the Selection of the State Treasurer, 2003, 2007. Majority Whip, 2003-06. Member, Special Joint Committee on Pensions, 2004-06; Joint Commission on the Maryland Port Administration, 2005-06. Chair, Anne Arundel County Senate Delegation, 2001-02. Member, Maryland Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus, 2001-; Maryland Veterans Caucus, 2004-. Member, National Conference of State Legislatures (transportation committee, 2004-; budgets & revenue committee, 2007-); Southern Legislative Conference (economic development, transportation & cultural affairs committee, 2008-; fiscal affairs & government operations committee, 2008-).

Member, State Lottery Commission, 1991-99. Member, Anne Arundel County Council, 1994-98. Member, Task Force to Ensure Utility Services, 1999-2000; Council on Management and Productivity, 1999-2003; Task Force on Gasoline Zone-Pricing in Maryland, 2000-01; Task Force to Evaluate the Development and Construction of a Magnetic Levitation (MAGLEV) Transportation System in Maryland Between Baltimore and the District of Columbia, 2002-03; Drug Treatment Court Commission, 2003-06; Task Force on Parking for Individuals with Disabilities, 2004; Task Force on the Exemption of Law Enforcement Officers' Pensions from Taxation, 2004-05; Task Force on Missing Vulnerable Adults, 2004-05; Task Force on Lending Equity within Financial Institutions Providing State Depository Services, 2005; Transit Funding Study Steering Committee, 2006-07; Capital Debt Affordability Committee, 2007-; Statewide Interoperability Executive Committee, 2008-; State Center Executive Committee, 2009-.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, September 24, 1949. Graduated Glen Burnie High School. Attended Anne Arundel Community College. Served in U.S. Army Reserve, 1968-74. Vice-President, DeGrange Lumber Co., Inc., 1968-. President, DeGrange Enterprises, Inc., 1996-2000. Board of Directors, Glen Burnie Mutual Savings Bank, 1984- (secretary-treasurer, 1990-95; president, 1995-). Member, Glen Burnie Improvement Association, 1970- (board of directors, 1985-89); Rotary Club of Glen Burnie, 1984- (board of directors, 1987-89; president, 1992-93). President, Take Back Our Streets, Inc., 1995- (member, 1992-). Board of Directors, Baltimore-Washington Medical Center Foundation (formerly North Arundel Hospital Foundation Board), 1993-. Member, Advisory Board, Salvation Army, 1995-98; Anne Arundel Community College Foundation, 1996-2000. Youth baseball coach, Glen Burnie Boys Baseball and Harundale Youth Sports League, 1976-89. Member, Holy Trinity Church. Outstanding Employer Partner, Maryland Chamber of Commerce, 2005. Outstanding Legislator of the Year, Maryland Business for Responsive Government, 2008, 2009. Distinguished Legislator Award, Maryland Municipal League, 2009. Married; three children; six grandchildren.

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