[Photograph of State Delegate] JOHN ADAMS HURSON, Democrat, District 18, Montgomery County.

Member of House of Delegates since 1991. Majority Leader, 1995-. Member, Environmental Matters Committee, 1999- (health subcommittee, 1999-; public utilities subcommittee, 1999-); Rules and Executive Nominations Committee, 1995-; Legislative Policy Committee (management subcommittee), 1995-; Spending Affordability Committee, 1995-; Joint Advisory Committee on Legislative Data Systems, 1999-. Chair, Consent Calendars Committee, 2000-. Member, Economic Matters Committee, 1991-94 (unemployment insurance subcommittee; chair, health subcommittee, 1994); Joint Committee on Health Care Delivery and Financing, 1993-99; Appropriations Committee, 1995-96 (capital budget subcommittee; health & human resources subcommittee; oversight committee on pensions; oversight committee on personnel); Joint Committee on the Selection of the State Treasurer, 1996; Special Committee on Competitive Taxation and Economic Development, 1996-97; Special Committee on School Enrollment Management, 1996-97; Special Joint Committee on Group Homes, 1996-97; Ways and Means Committee, 1996-99 (transportation subcommittee); Special Study Commission on the Maryland Public Ethics Law, 1998. House Chair, Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review, 1994. Member, County Affairs Committee (former chair, planning committee), Montgomery County Delegation.

Member, Juvenile Court Committee, Montgomery County, 1978-80; Councilmanic Charter Redistricting Commission, Montgomery County, 1982. Member, Governor's Task Force on Community Health Networks, 1994-95; Oversight Committee on the Administration of the HealthChoice Program, 1999. Born in Takoma Park, Maryland, December 23, 1953. Georgetown University, B.A. (government), 1976; Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1979. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1979. Attorney; businessman. Vice-president, Intergovernmental Affairs, Ketchum Public Relations, 1993-. Member, Maryland State Bar Association. Executive Committee, Democratic National Committee Small Business Council, 1986. Chair, District 18 Democratic Caucus, 1981, 1988. Co-Chair, Greater Bethesda-Chevy Chase Coalition, 1989. Executive Committee, Atlantic Association of Young Political Leaders, 1989- (president, 1991-93). Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center, 1991-. Executive Director, American Council of Young Political Leaders, 1993-95. Married; two children.

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