Former Senator Roy P. Dyson

District 29


Senator Roy P. Dyson
TenureFirst elected to the Senate in 1994. Member of the Senate from January, 1995 to January 14, 2015 representing District 29 Calvert and St. Mary's Counties (1995-2003); Calvert, Charles and St. Mary's Counties (2003-2015).
Party Affiliation
Democrat
Past Senate Service
2003-2015
Vice Chair, Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee (Member, 1995- )
2004-2015
Chair, Ethics and Election Law Subcommittee of the Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee (Member, 2003-)
1999-2015
Labor, Licensing, and Regulation Subcommittee of the Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
2007-2015
Rules Committee
2001-2015
Senate Special Committee on Substance Abuse
2003-2015
Senate Chair, Joint Committee on the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Critical Area
2009-2015
Joint Committee on Fair Practices and State Personnel Oversight
2007-2015
Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics
2008-2011
Senate Chair, Joint Committee on Base Realignment and Closure
2008-2010
Special Committee on Renewables and Clean Energy of the Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
2007-2010
Chair, Base Realignment and Closure Subcommittee of the Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
2007-2010
Vice Chair, Health Subcommittee of the Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
2006-2009
Joint Committee on Fair Practices
2003-2007
Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review
2003-2007
Health Subcommittee of the Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
2003-2006
Alcoholic Beverages Subcommittee of the Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
2003-2004
Chair, Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Subcommittee of the Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
1999-2004
Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Subcommittee of the Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
1995-2003
Senate Chair, Joint Committee on Chesapeake Bay Critical Areas
1995-2002
Education Subcommittee of the Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
Past House Service
1975-1981
Environmental Matters Committee
Public Service
2006-2009
Commission to Develop the Maryland Model for Funding Higher Education
2008-2015
Agriculture and Rural Development Committee, Southern Legislative Conference
2006-2008
Commission to Study Southern Maryland Transportation Needs
2005-2008
Advisory Committee on the Management and Protection of the State’s Water Resources
2006-2007
Co-Chair, Incentives for Agriculture Task Force
2005-2006
Agricultural Stewardship Commission
2005-2015
Redistricting and Elections Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures
2002-2005, 2000-2001
Task Force to Study the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation
2003-2004
Task Force to study the Economic Development of the Maryland Seafood and Aquaculture Industries (Executive Committee; Seafood Industry Workgroup)
2000-2002
Patuxent River Oil Spill Citizens Advisory Committee
2001-
Board of Trustees, Maryland Environmental Trust
1999-2001
Task Force to Study the Preservation and Enhancement of Maryland’s Heritage Resources (Enhancement and Sustainability Committee)
1999-2000
Special Commission on State Parks
1999
Task Force to Study the History and Legacy of Slavery in Maryland
1998-1999
Committee on Building Public Trust and Confidence in the Justice System
1998
Solid Waste Management Task Force
1997-2015
State Water Quality Advisory Committee
1996
Task Force on Affiliation Between Historic St. Mary’s City Commission and St. Mary’s College of Maryland
1995-2015
Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland
1981-1991
U.S. House of Representatives, Congressional District 1 (Calvert, Caroline, Cecil, Charles, Dorchester, Harford, Kent, Queen Anne’s, St. Mary’s, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico and Worcester Counties)
1981-1991
Armed Services Committee, U. S. House of Representatives
1981-1991
Merchant Marine and Fisheries Committee, U. S. House of Representatives
1988
Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention
1981
Elected 1st President of the Freshman Democrats Class of the U. S. House of Representatives
1978
Delegate, Democratic National Conference
1976
Presidential Elector, Maryland
Memberships
2003-2015
Taxpayers Protection Caucus
2002-2015
Maryland Rural Caucus
2001-2015
Maryland Legislative Sportsman’s Caucus
Maryland Farm Bureau
Fraternal Order of the Police
Moose Lodge
Knights of Columbus
Elks
Awards
1977
Outstanding Young Man of the Year
Biographical Information
Born, Great Mills, Maryland, November 15, 1948
Parochial and Public Schools, St. Mary’s County
Montgomery Junior College
University of Baltimore
University of Maryland
Honorary Degree, University of Maryland, 1988
Former Legislative Assistant and Research Director for U.S. Representative William D. Ford of Michigan
Former Special Assistant , Subcommittee on Agricultural Labor, U.S. House of Representatives
Former Assistant Director of Operations, Democratic National Committee
Member, Holy Face Church, Great Mills

December 4, 2017 3:16 P.M.