[Photograph of State Delegate] JOSEPH M. GETTY, Republican, District 5, Carroll County.

Member of House of Delegates since 1995. Deputy Minority Whip, 1999-. Member, Judiciary Committee, 1999- (family & juvenile law subcommittee, 1999-); Article 27 (crimes & punishments) Revision Committee, 1999-. Member, Commerce and Government Matters Committee, 1995-98 (state government & civil rights subcommittee, 1995-98).

Member, Cable Television Advisory Committee, Carroll County, 1989-93; Rural Historic Village Protection Program Advisory Committee of Maryland Environmental Trust, 1990-. Member, Charter Board, Carroll County, 1992. Member, Task Force to Review the State's Election Law, 1995; Commission to Revise the Election Code, 1996-97; Born in Olney, Maryland, April 14, 1952. Washington College, B.A. (American studies), 1974; George Washington University, M.A. (American civilization), 1980; University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 1996. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1996. Attorney. Acting Director, Mid-Atlantic Regional Office, National Trust for Historic Preservation, 1981-82. Architectural historian & historic preservation researcher/writer, 1982-87. Executive Director, Historical Society of Carroll County, 1987-94. Law clerk, general practice law firm, Westminster, 1994. Board of Governors, Union Mills Homestead Foundation, 1979-92. Chair, Carroll County Committee for Maryland's 350th Anniversary, 1983-84. Board of Directors, Preservation Maryland, 1984-90. Member, Carroll County Republican Central Committee, 1985-94 (chair, 1991-92); Carroll County Historic District Commission, 1989-92 (chair, 1992); Carroll County Chamber of Commerce, 1990-94 (legislative committee). Author, Uniontown, Maryland-Walking Tour (1983); Carroll's Heritage: Essays on the Architecture of a Piedmont Maryland County (1987); The Engine of Liberty & Uniontown Advertiser (1993). Married; six children.

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