[Photograph of State Delegate] RICHARD A. PALUMBO, Democrat, District 22A, Prince George's County.

Member of House of Delegates, 1979-82, and since 1983. House Vice-Chair, Joint Audit Committee (formerly Joint Budget and Audit Committee), 1993-; House Facilities Committee, 1999-. House Chair, Joint Committee on Investigation, 1993-. Member, Appropriations Committee, 1990- (education & transportation subcommittee, 1992-94; oversight committee on pensions, 1993-; education & economic development subcommittee, 1995-; vice-chair, capital budget subcommittee, 1995); Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics, 1995-. Member, Judiciary Committee, 1983-90. Member, Law Enforcement and State-Approved Boards Committee, Prince George's County Delegation; Southern Legislative Conference (criminal justice committee).

Assistant State's Attorney, Prince George's County, 1969-74. Member, Citizens Advisory Committee, Prince George's County, 1971-76; Property Tax Assessment Appeals Board, Prince George's County, 1977-79. Appointed to State Senate and served 1982-83. Member, Historical and Cultural Trust, Prince George's County, 1984-86. Born in Newark, New Jersey, August 19, 1938. Attended West Side High School, Newark, N.J.; University of Maryland, B.S. (business administration), 1963; University of Baltimore School of Law, LL.B., J.D., 1969. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1970. Attorney. Member, American, Maryland State and Prince George's County Bar Associations; National District Attorneys' Association; National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Maryland State's Attorneys' Association; Prince George's Criminal Trial Lawyers' Association. Member, Democratic State Central Committee, 1974-78; Prince George's County Young Democratic Club. Member, President's Club, University of Maryland. Board of Directors, Terrapin Club, University of Maryland. Member, Prince George's County Jaycees (exhausted rooster); Order of Sons of Italy; Kiwanis. Married.

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