Former Senator Jennie M. Forehand

District 17


Senator Jennie M. Forehand
TenureFirst elected to the Senate in 1994. Member of the Senate from January, 1995 to January 14, 2015 representing District 17, Montgomery County.
Party Affiliation
Democrat
Past Senate Service
1995-2015
Judicial Proceedings Committee
1995-2015
Executive Nominations Committee
1995-2015
Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive, and Legislative Review (AELR)
1999-2015
Joint Committee on Children, Youth and Families
1998-2015
Senate Chair, Joint Committee on Federal Relations (Member, 1997- )
1995-2015
Joint Committee on the Management of Public Funds
2014-2015
Joint Committee on Cybersecurity, Information Technology and Biotechnology
2011-2014
Joint Information Technology and Biotechnology Committee
2011-2015
Senate Co-Chair, Joint Committee on Protocol
1999-2011
Joint Audit Committee
2007
Joint Committee on the Election of the State Treasurer
2003-2006
Deputy Majority Whip
2003
Vice Chair, Special Commission on Legislative Prayer
2000-2002
Assistant Deputy Majority Whip
1995-2015
Women Legislators of Maryland (President 1995-96)
Past House Service
1993-1994
Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive, and Legislative Review
1991-1994
House Chair, Joint Committee on the Management of Public Funds
1987-1994
Joint Subcommittee on Program Open Space and Agricultural Land Preservation
1979-1994
Subcommittee on Health and the Environment of the Appropriations Committee
Public Service
2010-2011
Co-Chair, Task Force to Study Nanobiotechnology
2010
Maryland Alcohol Safety Action Program Committee
2008-2010
Commission to Study the Title Insurance Industry in Maryland
2008-2009
Legislative Board, Women Legislators of Maryland
2008-2015
Alternate Member, Executive Committee, Southern Legislative Conference
2007-2008
Task Force to Combat Driving Under the Influence of Drugs and Alcohol
2007-
Maryland Tourism Development Board
2006-2015
Founding Member, National State Legislative Advisory Board on Women and Bioethics
2004-2015
Transportation Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures
1998-2004
State Council on Child Abuse and Neglect
2000-2003
Senate Chair, Maryland-Virginia-District of Columbia Joint Legislative Commission on Interstate
2001-2002
Task Force to Study Lighting Efficiency and Light Pollution in Maryland
2001
Special Committee on Gaming
2000-2001
President, Women's Legislative Network, National Conference of State Legislatures
2000-2001
School Board Composition Task Force, Montgomery County
2000-2001
Attainment Plan (Federal Air Quality Standards) Task Force, Department of the Environment
1996-2000
State Advisory Council on Nutrition
1994-2000
Executive Board, Women Legislators of Maryland
1999
Governor’s Task Force on Childproof Guns
1998-1999
Maryland Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy
1998-
National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board
1998-2015
Chair, Task Force on Genetic Technologies & Public Policy, National Conference of State Legislatures
1995-1996
President, Women Legislators of Maryland
1981-1989
State Commission on Physical Fitness
1983-1988
Co-Chair, Governor’s Senior Task Force on Senior Citizen Activity Centers
1974-1978
Montgomery County Health Services Planning Board
National Institutes of Health Bio-Safety Committee
Maryland Community Mental Health Council
Rockville Economic Development Council
Past Chair, Economic Development, Transportation, and Cultural Development Committee, Southern Legislative Conference
Memberships
Sierra Club
American Association of University Women (AAUW)
Methodist Board of Church and Society
Citizens’ Advisory Board for Regional Institute for Children and Adolescents (Past Chair), Rockville
Girl Scout Advisory Council
Montgomery County Arts Council
Advisory Board, Friends of Seneca Creek
Board Member, Maryland College of Art and Design
University of Maryland Center for Political Leadership
Hospice Caring
Montgomery Anti-Tobacco Coalition
Lung Association
Peerless Rockville and Gaithersburg Historic Preservation Associations
Rockville Arts Place
Asbury Methodist Homes (past member)
Women’s Political Caucus
2004-2015
Maryland Veterans Caucus (Senate Secretary, 2004)
Awards
2006
Maryland State Senator of the Year, Greater Washington Society for Clinical Social Work
2006
Biotechnology Leadership Award, University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute
2005
Clean Air Advocate Award, Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services
2005
Certificate of Appreciation, Committee for Montgomery
2005
Certificate of Appreciation , Ridge School of Montgomery County
2004
Certificate of Appreciation, Maryland Municipal League
2003
Distinguished Legislator Award, Maryland Impaired Driving Coalition
2003
Citizen of the Year, Rockville Chamber of Commerce
2003
Life Membership Award, Rockville Senior Center
2003
Woman of the Year, Montgomery County Business and Professional Women
1991-2001
Maryland’s Top 100 Women, Daily Record, Circle of Excellence
2002
Award of Excellence, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
1998-2001
Leadership Award, Washington Board of Trade
1999
Distinguished Citizen Award, Alpha Gamma Delta International
1999
Award, Maryland Municipal League
1998
Senator of the Year Award for Child Abuse Legislation, Maryland’s State’s Attorneys Association
1996
President’s Award for Service, Asbury Village
1993
Legislator of the Year, Montgomery Medical Society
1993
Margaret Brent Trailblazer Award, Women’s Bar Association of Maryland
1993
Technology Leadership Award, Suburban Maryland High Technology Council
1992
Betty Tyler Public Affairs Award, Planned Parenthood of Maryland
Community Service Award, Shady Grove Adventist Hospital
Humanities Award, Maryland Association of Historical and Cultural Museums
President’s Award, Maryland College of Art and Design
Outstanding Advocate, Montgomery Arts Council
Peabody Medallion Award, The Johns Hopkins University
Founder’s Award, Family and Infant Care Center
Biographical Information
Born, Nashville, Tennessee
Charlotte, North Carolina Public Schools
Woman’s College, University of North Carolina
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, B.S., Industrial Relations, 1958
President, Forehand Antiques and Interiors, 1970-
Juvenile Court Probation Counselor
Statistician
Former Educator
Legislator, Full-time
Married, Two children

December 4, 2017 3:16 P.M.