[Photograph of State Delegate] PETER FRANCHOT, Democrat, District 20, Montgomery County.

Member of House of Delegates since 1987. Member, Appropriations Committee, 1987- (law enforcement & transportation subcommittee, 1991; education & transportation subcommittee, 1992-94; oversight committee on program open space and agricultural land preservation, 1993-; capital budget subcommittee, 1995-; chair, public safety & administration subcommittee, 1997-99; chair, transportation & the environment subcommittee, 1999-). House Chair, Joint Committee on Federal Relations, 1995-96. Member, Special Joint Committee on MED-EVAC Program, 1987-88. Chair, Special Committee on County Finances, Montgomery County Delegation, 1995-98. Member, Transportation Committee, Montgomery County Delegation, 1999-.

Staff director for U.S. Representative Edward J. Markey, 1980-86. Special counsel to chair of Subcommittee on Energy Conservation and Power, U.S. Congressional Committee on Energy and Commerce, 1985-86. Member, Sound Barrier Review Panel, 1995-96; Committee on Building Public Trust and Confidence in the Justice System, 1999; State Information Technology Board, 1999-. Born in New Haven, Connecticut, November 25, 1947. Attended Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts. Served in U.S. Army, 1968-70. Amherst College, B.A. (english), 1973; Northeastern University School of Law, J.D., 1978. Attorney. Member, District of Columbia Bar, 1989-. Legislative counsel, Union of Concerned Scientists, 1978-80. Former president and treasurer, Longbranch Sligo Citizens Association. Coach, Takoma Park Youth Soccer League. Coach, Montgomery County Youth Hockey League. Married; two children.

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