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Senator Richard F. Colburn

District
37
County
Caroline, Dorchester, Talbot, and Wicomico
Committee Assignment(s)
Annapolis Info
315 James Senate Office Building
11 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone 410-841-3590
Toll-free in MD
Interim Info
5210 Heron Road
Cambridge, 21613
Phone 410-228-1137
Contact
richard.colburn@senate.state.md.us
Party
Republican
Tenure
First elected to the Senate in 1994. Member of the Senate since 1995.
Current Assignments
2011- Budget and Taxation Committee
2011- Capital Budget Subcommittee of the Budget and Taxation Committee
2011- Public Safety, Transportation, and Environment Subcommittee of the Budget and Taxation Committee
2011- Rules Committee
2011- Legislative Policy Committee
2008- Executive Nominations Committee
1996- Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive, and Legislative Review (AELR)
2003- Joint Committee on the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Critical Area
2011- Joint Committee on Access to Mental Health Services
1999- Chair, Senate Select Committee No. 10, Eastern Shore
Past Senate Service
Standing Committee on Reapportionment and Redistricting, 2011-2012; Environment Subcommittee of the Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee, 2008-2010, 2003-2006; Chair, Alcoholic Beverages Subcommittee of the Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee, 2007-2010; Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee, 2003-2010; Joint Committee on Health Care Delivery and Financing, 2007-2009; Agricultural Stewardship Commission, 2005-2006; Senate Special Commission on Medical Malpractice Liability Insurance, 2004; Education Subcommittee of the Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee, 2003-2004; Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Subcommittee of the Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee, 2003-2004; Alcoholic Beverages Subcommittee of the Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee, 2003-2004; Special Committee on Substance Abuse, 2001-2003; Joint Committee on Chesapeake Bay Critical Areas, 1995-2003; Judicial Proceedings Committee, 1995-2003.
Past House Service 1983-1991
Environmental Matters Committee, 1987-1991; Constitutional and Administrative Law Committee, 1983-1986.
Public Service
Maryland Sustainable Growth Commission, 2010; Task Force for the Future of Growth and Development in Maryland, 2009-2010; Agricultural and Rural Development Committee, Southern Legislative Caucus, 2008-; Eastern Shore Task Force on Foster Care, 2007-2008; Oyster Advisory Commission, 2007-; Incentives for Agriculture Task Force, 2006-2007; Agricultural Stewardship Commission, 2005-2006; Governor’s Wellmobile Program Advisory Board, 2003-2006; Oversight Committee on Quality of Care in Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities, 2005-; Senate Special Commission on Medical Malpractice Liability Insurance, 2004; Poultry Issues Action Team, 2003; Task Force to Study the Economic Development of the Maryland Seafood and Aquaculture Industries: Executive Committee; Seafood Industry Workgroup, 2002-2003; Study Panel on Funding Needs of Trauma Centers, 2001-2003; Joint Legislative and Executive Commission on Oversight of Public/Private Partnerships, 2001-; Mid-Shore Regional Council, 2001-; Tri-County Council for the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland, 2001-; Governor’s Task Force on Eastern Shore Economic Development, 1999-2001; Shore Erosion Task Force, 1999-2000; Commission to Review Landlord- Tenant Laws, 1998; Governor’s Committee on Employment of the Handicapped, 1984-1990; Delegate, Republican Party National Convention, 1988; Dorchester County Republican State Central Committee, 1979-1982; Chair, Committee to Promote Employment of the Handicapped, Dorchester County, 1981.
Memberships
President, Board of Directors, Maryland Rural Development Corporation, 2006; Rural Maryland Council, 2004-; Maryland Veterans Caucus, 2004-; Taxpayers Protection Caucus, 2003-; Maryland Rural Caucus, 2002-; Maryland Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus, 2001-; President, Board of Directors, People for Better Housing, 1993; Board of Directors, (Past Vice President), Maryland Rural Water Association, 1992-; Dorchester American Legion Post no. 91; Federalsburg Veterans of Foreign Wars; Cambridge B.P.O. Elks Lodge no. 1272.
Awards
Recognition Award, Maryland Association of Counties, 2010; Award for Work on Behalf of Maryland Cities and Towns, Maryland Municipal League, 2008; Certificate of Appreciation, Maryland Municipal League, 2006-2007; Social Science Award, Eastern Community College, 1981; Social Science Award, Chesapeake College, 1980; Good Conduct Medal, United States Army.
Biographical Information
Born in Easton, Maryland, February 9, 1950; Easton High School, 1968; Chesapeake College, A.A., with honors, Humanities and Social Sciences, 1982; U.S. Army Security Agency, Sergeant, Top Secret Clearance, 1969-72; Public Administration: Town Manager, Federalsburg; Member, Zion United Methodist Church; Married, One daughter.
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