[Photograph of State Delegate] SHARON M. GROSFELD, Democrat, District 18, Montgomery County.

Member of House of Delegates since 1995. Member, Judiciary Committee, 1995- (family & juvenile law subcommittee, 1995-98; chair, criminal justice subcommittee, 1999-); Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics, 1999-. Vice-Chair, Bi-County Committee, Montgomery County Delegation, 1997-. Treasurer, Women Legislators of Maryland, 1998-99.

Member, Victim Services Advisory Board, Montgomery County, 1988-90. Legislative Chair, Commission for Women, Montgomery County, 1990-92, 1993- (president, 1992-93). Co-Chair for Paternity, Support, Custody, and Visitation of Attorney General's Advisory Council on Family Legal Needs of Low-income Persons, 1991-92. Member, Family Violence Council, 1995- (co-chair, civil process committee). Member, State Advisory Board for Juvenile Justice, 1995-; Task Force to Study the Effects of Cult Activities on Public Senior Higher Education Institutions, 1999. Born in Brooklyn, New York, February 20, 1957. University of California, Santa Barbara; New York University, B.A. (sociology), 1979, M.A. (sociology), 1981; Antioch School of Law, J.D., 1985. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1987. Attorney. Instructor, Department of Sociology, New York University, 1980-81; City University of New York, 1981-82; College of New Rochelle, 1981-82. Staff attorney, legal advocate, Domestic Violence Legal Clinic, House of Ruth, 1985-88. Legislative Chair, Women's Bar Association, 1987-92; Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence, 1987-92. Legislative Coordinator, Montgomery County National Organization for Women (NOW). Annual Award, Women's Bar Association, 1990. Public Service Award, Montgomery County Government, 1990. Senate Resolution no. 1387, commending work and commitment to victims rights, 1990. Governor's Certificate of Merit for outstanding contributions to victims rights and services, 1991. Pro Bono Service Award, Anne Arundel County Bar Foundation, 1991. Legislative Award for advances in legislation affecting domestic violence victims, Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence, 1993. Married; two children.

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