[Photograph of State Delegate] JAMES M. KELLY, Republican, District 9B, Baltimore County.

Member of House of Delegates since 1995. Member, Economic Matters Committee, 1995- (health insurance subcommittee, 1995-; science & technology subcommittee, 1996-).

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, July 5, 1960. Raised in Rodgers Forge community. Attended Towson Senior High School. Enlisted in U.S. Coast Guard Reserves, 1977; attended Officer Candidate School, 1990 (reserve duty - branch chief, commercial fishing-vessel division). Maryland State Trooper, Maryland State Police, 1984-89. University of Maryland, B.S. (business administration & finance), 1988. Commercial lending and troubled-loan restructuring officer, 1989-94. Small business owner, 1995-97. Lieutenant, U.S. Coast Guard Reserves, on active duty (special assistant to director of reserves & training), 1997-. Member (past & present), Reserve Officers Association; Maryland Troopers Association; Knollwood/Donnybrook Community Association. Recipient of Award for Duty Beyond the Call of Duty as Maryland State Trooper, from Anne Arundel County Executive, 1985. Outstanding Junior Officer, U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Office, Baltimore, 1994. Certificate of Achievement, Maryland Federation of College Republicans, 1995. Legislator of the Year, Alliance for the Mentally Ill, 1996. Outstanding Junior Officer in entire Fifth District, U.S. Coast Guard, 1997. Certificate of Achievement, Maryland Association of Psychiatric Support Services, 1997. Married; four children.

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