Former Delegate Rudolph C. Cane

District 37A


Delegate Rudolph C. Cane
TenureFirst elected to the Maryland House of Delegates, 1998. Member of the House January 13, 1999 to January 14, 2015, representing District 37A Dorchester and Wicomico Counties.
Party Affiliation
Democrat
Past House Service
2013-2015
Assistant Speaker Pro Tem
1999-2015
Environmental Matters Committee
2003-2015
Chair, Agriculture, Agriculture Preservation, and Open Space Subcommittee of the Environmental Matters Committee
2011-2015
Local Government and Bi-County Agencies Subcommittee of the Environmental Matters Committee
2006-1965
Natural Resources Subcommittee of the Environmental Matters Committee
2007-2015
Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics
2009-2012
House Emergency Medical Services System Workgroup
2007-2010
Land Use and Ethics Subcommittee of the Environmental Matters Committee
2007-2013
Vice Chair, House Committee on Rules and Executive Nominations
2007
Joint Committee on the Selection of the State Treasurer
2006-2007
Housing and Real Property Subcommittee of the Environmental Matters Committee
2005-2006
Environment Subcommittee of the Environmental Matters Committee
2005-2006
Agricultural Stewardship Commission
2004
Public and Private Fundraising for the Chesapeake Bay Workgroup of the Environmental Matters Committee
2003-2004
Ethics Subcommittee of the Environmental Matters Committee
1999-2003
Agriculture, Environment, and Natural Resources Subcommittee of the Environmental Matters Committee
1999-2003
Public Utilities Subcommittee of the Environmental Matters Committee
2003-2015
House Chair, Joint Subcommittee on Program Open Space/ Agricultural Land Preservation
2001-2002
Deputy Majority Whip
1999
Environmental and Natural Resources Subcommittee of the Environmental Matters Committee
2011-2015
Secretary, Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland, Inc.
2003-2015
Chair, Wicomico County House Delegation
Public Service
2008-2011
Parliamentarian, Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland
2010-2015
Maryland Sustainable Growth Commission
2008-2010
Task Force on the Future for Growth and Development in Maryland
2008-2015
Agriculture and Energy Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures
2008-2015
Environment Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures
2007-2008
Eastern Shore Task Force on Foster Care
2007-2008
Agriculture, Environment and Energy Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures
2006-2007
Task Force on Minority Participation in the Environmental Community
2006-2007
Co-Chair, Incentives for Agriculture Task Force
2005-2007
Agriculture and Rural Development Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures
2004-2006
Chair, Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland
2002-2006
Chaplain, Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland
2005-2015
Agricultural and Rural Policy Task Force, Council of State Governments
2003-2005
Task Force to Study the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation
2003-2005
Aquaculture Advisory Committee
2002-2005
Chesapeake Forest Citizens Advisory Committee
2002-2004
Task Force to Study the Economic Development of the Maryland Seafood and Aquaculture Industries: Seafood Industry Workgroup
2003
Poultry Issues Action Team
2001-2002
Commission on Responsible Fatherhood
2000-2002
Chair, Task Force to Study Health Care Needs of Inmates in Transition from Correctional Institutions
1970-2002
Maryland State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
2001-2015
Mid-Shore Regional Council
2001-2015
Tri-County Council for the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland
2001-2015
Historically Black Colleges and Universities Committee, Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland
2000-2001
Governor's Fatherhood Advisory Council
1999-2001
Governor's Task Force on Eastern Shore Economic Development
2000-2015
Chair, Membership Committee, Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland
2000-2015
Health Care Committee, Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland
2000
Co-Chair, Redistricting Committee, Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland
2000
Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention
1999-2000
Chair, Shore Erosion Task Force
1980-1998
Delmarva Advisory Council
1976-1998
Citizen's Advisory Board for Holly Center
1990-1994
County Council, Wicomico County, District 1
1980-1990
Board of Zoning Appeals, Wicomico County
1977-1980
Chancellor's Advisory Committee, University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Memberships
2006-2015
Maryland Veterans Caucus
2002-2015
Maryland Rural Caucus
2001-2015
Maryland Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus
1987-1998
Maryland Rural Development Corporation
1963-1984
Maryland Association of Engineers
1978-1983
Board of Directors, Shore Up, Inc.
1977
Chair, New Directions for Political and Social Change
1975-1977
Lower Eastern Camp Committee/ Cooperative Area Manpower Planning System
1969
Vice President, Maryland State Conference of Branches, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
1968
Coordinator of Special Projects, Maryland State Conference of Branches, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
Lamech Lodge 30, Prince Hall Affiliated Free and Ancient Masons
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10159
Queen City Lodge 1051, Elks
American Legion Post 145
Awards
2011
Casper R. Taylor, Jr., Founder's Award, House of Delegates
2005
Legislative Leadership Award, Community Action Partnership
2004
Outstanding Rural Legislator Award, Rural Maryland Council
1977
Governor's Citation for Service
1977
Outstanding Citizen Award for Community Service in Field of Human Rights, Kappa Alpha Psi, Salisbury State University
1974
Award for Outstanding Work in Wicomico County, NAACP
Biographical Information
Born, Marion Station, Maryland, May 23, 1934
Attended Carter G. Woodson High School, Crisfield, 1952
Maryland State College, 1956-57
Coppin State College, 1964-68
Radar Sergeant, U.S. Army, 1952-55
Vice President, Cane's Rentals, 1955-
Evaluation Engineer, Bureau of Materials and Research, State Highway Administration,1957-68
Director of Administration, Eastern Regional Laboratory, State Highway Administration, 1968-84
Administrator of Housing and Community Development, SHORE UP! Inc., 1984-
Member, Ebenezer United Methodist Church
Married, Two children

December 4, 2017 3:16 P.M.