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HOUSE OF DELEGATES

HOUSE SPEAKER


[photo, Michael E. Busch, House Speaker] MICHAEL ERIN BUSCH, Speaker of House of Delegates
Democrat, District 30, Anne Arundel County



Member of House of Delegates since January 14, 1987. House Speaker since January 8, 2003. Co-Chair, Legislative Policy Committee, 2003- (member, 1994-). Member, Rules and Executive Nominations Committee, 1994-; Spending Affordability Committee, 2003-. Member, Judiciary Committee, 1987-91. Deputy Majority Whip, 1993. Chair, Economic Matters Committee, 1994-2003 (member, 1991-2003; home inspection industry subcommittee, 1991). Co-Chair, Joint Committee on State Economic Development Initiatives, 1995-96. House Chair, Joint Committee on Health Care Delivery and Financing, 1995-98. Member, Special Joint Committee on Competitive Taxation and Economic Development, 1996-97. House Chair, Joint Committee on the Port of Baltimore, 2000-03. Chair, Speaker's Advisory Committee on Legislative Redistricting, 2001-02. Member, Joint Committee on the Selection of the State Treasurer, 2002. Chair, Anne Arundel County Delegation, 1992-93 (member, capital projects subcommittee, 2005).

Chair, State Commission on Physical Fitness, 1989-94. Member, Governor's Commission on Baltimore City Automobile-Insurance Rate Reduction, 1995. Board of Trustees, Maryland Historical Trust, 1995-. Member, Advisory Committee to Study Funding Mechanisms for the Maryland Insurance Administration, 1997-98. Co-Chair, Study Panel to Review Economic Development Financing Programs, 1999. Member, State Commission on the Capital City, 1999-; Governor's Task Force to Study the Injured Workers' Insurance Fund, 1999-2000; Task Force on Regulatory Reform, 1999-2001; Government House Trust, 2003-; State House Trust, 2003-. Interim Chair, Board of Directors, University of Maryland Medical System Corporation, 2008 (member, 2004-). Member, Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission, 2007-; Governor's Redistricting Advisory Committee, 2011-.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, January 4, 1947. Graduated from St. Mary's High School, Annapolis; Temple University, B.S. (education), 1970. Teacher and coach, St. Mary's High School, 1973-79. Administrator for youth athletics, Department of Recreation and Parks, Anne Arundel County, 1979-. Served on a number of local boards, including those for Charles Carroll House, Inc.; Banneker-Douglass Foundation; Annapolis Touchdown Club. Coach of the Year (football), 1978; Man of the Year, Anne Arundel County Lacrosse Association, 1982. Anne Arundel County Sports Hall of Fame, 2004. Legislator of the Year, Annapolis & Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce, 2005. Citation, Maryland Healthy Air Act Coalition, 2006. Honorary Park Ranger, Maryland Park Service, 2008. Legislator of the Year, Maryland State Medical Society (MedChi), 2009. Champion for Children, Department of Human Resources and Maryland State Bar Association, 2010. John V. Kabler Memorial Award, Maryland League of Conservation Voters, 2010. Married; two children.

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