[Photograph of State Delegate] C. RICHARD D'AMATO, Democrat, District 30, Anne Arundel County.

Member of House of Delegates since 1999. Member, Appropriations Committee, 1999- (education & economic development subcommittee, 1999-; oversight committee on pensions, 1999-; oversight committee on personnel, 1999-).

Born in Hackensack, New Jersey, September 28, 1942. Cornell University, B.A., cum laude (government), 1964; Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Harvard University and Tufts University, M.A., M.A.L.D. (law & diplomacy), 1967. Captain, U.S. Navy Reserve (served in Vietnam & Operation Desert Storm). Assistant Professor of Government, U.S. Naval Academy, 1968-71. Serving Officer, U.S.S. King, 1971-73. Legislative Director, U.S. Representative James Jeffords of Vermont, 1975-78. Legislative Assistant and Chief of Staff, U.S. Senator Abraham Ribicoff of Connecticut, 1978-80. Georgetown University Law Center, J.D. 1980. Member, Maryland State, District of Columbia and Colorado Bar Associations. Staff Director and Counsel to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Robert C. Byrd of West Virginia, 1980-87. Chief Democratic Counsel, U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, 1988-98. Adjunct Assistant Professor of Political Science, U.S. Naval Academy, 1998-. Chair, Taste of the Nation, Annapolis Share Our Strength, 1996-. Member, Eastport Civic Association; Severn River Association; Chesapeake Bay Foundation; South County Democratic Club. Married.

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