Former Senator Richard F. Colburn

District 37


Senator Richard F. Colburn
TenureFirst elected to the Senate in 1994. Member of the Senate from January, 1995 to January 14, 2015, representing District 37 Caroline, Dorchester, Talbot, and Wicomico Counties.
Party Affiliation
Republican
Past Senate Service
2011-2012
Standing Committee on Reapportionment and Redistricting
2008-2010, 2003-2006
Environment Subcommittee of the Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
2007-2010
Chair, Alcoholic Beverages Subcommittee of the Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
2003-2010
Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
2007-2009
Joint Committee on Health Care Delivery and Financing
2005-2006
Agricultural Stewardship Commission
2004
Senate Special Commission on Medical Malpractice Liability Insurance
2003-2004
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
2001-2003
Special Committee on Substance Abuse
1995-2003
Joint Committee on Chesapeake Bay Critical Areas
1995-2003
Judicial Proceedings Committee
2011-2015
Joint Oversight Committee on the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange
2011-2015
Capital Budget Subcommittee of the Budget and Taxation Committee
2011-2015
Public Safety, Transportation, and Environment Subcommittee of the Budget and Taxation Committee
2011-2015
Rules Committee
2011-2015
Legislative Policy Committee
2008-2015
Executive Nominations Committee
1996-2015
Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive, and Legislative Review (AELR)
1999-2015
Chair, Senate Select Committee No. 10., Eastern Shore Delegation
2003-2015
Joint Committee on the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Critical Area
2011-2014
Joint Committee on Access to Mental Health Services
Past House Service
1987-1991
Environmental Matters Committee
1983-1986
Constitutional and Administrative Law Committee
Public Service
2010
Maryland Sustainable Growth Commission
2009-2010
Task Force for the Future of Growth and Development in Maryland
2008-2015
Agricultural and Rural Development Committee, Southern Legislative Caucus
2007-2008
Eastern Shore Task Force on Foster Care
2007-2015
Oyster Advisory Commission
2006-2007
Incentives for Agriculture Task Force
2005-2006
Agricultural Stewardship Commission
2003-2006
Governor’s Wellmobile Program Advisory Board
2005-2015
Oversight Committee on Quality of Care in Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities
2004-2015
Rural Maryland Council
2004
Senate Special Commission on Medical Malpractice Liability Insurance
2003
Poultry Issues Action Team
2002-2003
Task Force to Study the Economic Development of the Maryland Seafood and Aquaculture Industries: Executive Committee; Seafood Industry Workgroup
2001-2003
Study Panel on Funding Needs of Trauma Centers
2001-2015
Joint Legislative and Executive Commission on Oversight of Public/Private Partnerships
2001-2015
Mid-Shore Regional Council
2001-2015
Tri-County Council for the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland
1999-2001
Governor’s Task Force on Eastern Shore Economic Development
1999-2000
Shore Erosion Task Force
1998
Commission to Review Landlord- Tenant Laws
1984-1990
Governor’s Committee on Employment of the Handicapped
1988
Delegate, Republican Party National Convention
1979-1982
Dorchester County Republican State Central Committee
1981
Chair, Committee to Promote Employment of the Handicapped, Dorchester County
Memberships
2006
President, Board of Directors, Maryland Rural Development Corporation
2004-
Rural Maryland Council
2004-2015
Maryland Veterans Caucus
2003-2015
Taxpayers Protection Caucus
2002-2015
Maryland Rural Caucus
2001-2015
Maryland Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus
1993
President, Board of Directors, People for Better Housing
1992-
Board of Directors, (Past Vice President), Maryland Rural Water Association
Dorchester American Legion Post no. 91
Federalsburg Veterans of Foreign Wars
Cambridge B.P.O. Elks Lodge no. 1272
Awards
2010
Recognition Award, Maryland Association of Counties
2008
Award for Work on Behalf of Maryland Cities and Towns, Maryland Municipal League
2006-2007
Certificate of Appreciation, Maryland Municipal League
1981
Social Science Award, Eastern Community College
1980
Social Science Award, Chesapeake College
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

December 4, 2017 3:16 P.M.