[Photograph of State Delegate] RICHARD A. LA VAY, Republican, District 15, Montgomery County.

Member of House of Delegates since 1991. Member, Economic Matters Committee, 1991-94, 1997- (workers' compensation subcommittee, 1997-; real estate & housing subcommittee, 1999-); Joint Advisory Committee on Legislative Data Systems, 1999-. Member, Appropriations Committee, 1995-96 (public safety & administration subcommittee; oversight committee on personnel); Rules and Executive Nominations Committee, 1995-96; Legislative Policy Committee, 1995-96; Joint Committee on the Selection of the State Treasurer, 1996; Special Joint Committee on Competitive Taxation and Economic Development, 1996-97; Joint Committee on Fair Practices, 1997-98. Minority Whip, 1995-96. Member, Bi-County Committee, Montgomery County Delegation.

Member, Commission on the Future of Maryland Courts, 1995-97; Study Panel to Review Economic Development Financing Programs, 1999. Born in Nassau County, Long Island, New York, July 16, 1953. Mount St. Mary's College, B.S. (economics), 1975; The American University. Homebuilder. Board member, Citizens for Fair Representation, 1992. President, Stepping Stones Homeless Shelter, Rockville, 1994. Member, Maryland Building Industry Association. Received 1st Place, Finest for Family Living, Suburban Maryland Building Industry Association (SMBIA). Alexandria Civil Neighborhood Revitalization Award. Three children.

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