[Photograph of State Senator] JENNIE M. FOREHAND, Democrat, District 17, Montgomery County.

Member of Senate since 1995. Assistant Deputy Majority Whip, 2000-. Senate Chair, Joint Committee on Federal Relations, 1998- (member, 1997). Member, Judicial Proceedings Committee, 1995-; Executive Nominations Committee, 1995-; Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review, 1995-; Joint Committee on the Management of Public Funds, 1995-; Joint Audit Committee, 1999-; Joint Committee on Children, Youth, and Families, 1999-. Member at large, Executive Board, Women Legislators of Maryland, 1998-. Member, Southern Legislative Conference (chair, economic development, transportation & cultural development committee; representative to southern technology council).

Member, House of Delegates, 1978-94. Member, Appropriations Committee, 1979-94; Joint Subcommittee on Program Open Space and Agricultural Land Preservation, 1991-94; Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review, 1993-94. House Chair, Joint Committee on the Management of Public Funds, 1991-94. Co-Chair, Governor's Task Force on Senior Citizen Activity Centers, 1983-84. Member, State Commission on Physical Fitness, 1985-89; State Advisory Council on Nutrition, 1996-; Maryland Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy, 1998-99; State Council on Child Abuse and Neglect, 1998-; Governor's Task Force on Childproof Guns, 1999; Attainment Plan (federal air quality standards) Task Force, Department of the Environment, 2000-. Past chair, Citizens' Advisory Board for Regional Institute for Children and Adolescents (RICA) - Rockville. Born in Nashville, Tennessee. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.S. (industrial relations). Former teacher, juvenile court probation counselor, businesswoman. Member, National Institutes of Health Bio-Safety Committee; Girl Scout Advisory Council; American Association of University Women (AAUW); Women's Political Caucus; Peerless Rockville and Gaithersburg Historic Preservation Associations; Montgomery County Arts Council. Board member: Maryland College of Art and Design; Rockville Arts Place; University of Maryland Center for Political Leadership; Asbury Methodist Homes Hospice Caring. Past member, Montgomery County Health Services Planning Board; Maryland Community Mental Health Council; Rockville Economic Development Council; Lung Association. Member, Methodist Board of Church and Society. Married; two children.

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