Former Senator Rob Garagiola

District 15


Senator Rob Garagiola
TenureFirst elected to the Senate in 2002. Member of the Senate since 2003. Resigned September 1, 2013.
Party Affiliation
Democrat
Past Senate Service
2007-2011
Deputy Majority Leader
2003-2006
Judicial Proceedings Committee
2012-2013
Joint Committee on Children, Youth, and Families
2007-2013
Senate Chair, Joint Committee on Health Care Delivery and Financing
2009-2010
Joint Legislative Work Group to Study State, County, and Municipal Fiscal Relations
2008-2009
Joint Technology Oversight Committee
2005-2008
Senate Chair, Joint Committee on Children, Youth, and Families
2003-2006
Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive & Legislative Review
2003-2006
Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics
2003-2006
Joint Committee on Welfare Reform
Public Service
2011-
Transit Task Force, Montgomery County
2011-
Maryland Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Council
2011-
Health Care Delivery Reform Subcommittee, Maryland Health Care Reform Coordinating Council
2010-
Blue Ribbon Commission on Maryland Transportation Funding
2010-
Health Committee, Eastern Regional Conference
2007-2008
Task Force on Health Care Access and Reimbursement
2007-
Advisory Council to the Children's Cabinet
2007-
Health Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures
2007
Task Force on Renewable Alternative Fuels
2006-2007
Task Force to Study State Assistance to Veterans
2005-2007
Advisory Council for Children
2003-2007
Law and Criminal Justice Committee, Southern Legislative Conference
2003-2006
Law and Criminal Justice Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures
2004
Senate Special Commission on Medical Malpractice Liability Insurance
2003-2013
Alternate Member, Intergovernmental Affairs Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures
Memberships
2007-2011
Chair, Democratic Caucus
2004-2007
Senate Co-Chair, Maryland Veterans Caucus
2005-
Treasurer, Advisory Board, Institute for Governmental Service and Research, University of Maryland, College Park (Secretary, 2004)
2004
Board of Directors, Clean Energy Partnership, Inc.
2000-2001
Board of Directors, Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce
1999
Vice President of Economic Development, Gaithersburg Chamber of Commerce
1999-2001
Board of Trustees, Germantown Alliance
1999-2001
President, Germantown Democratic Club
2000
Co-Chair, Germantown Harvest Parade Committee
1998-2000
Vice President, Germantown Citizens Association
1997-2001
Board Member, Germantown Citizens Association
American Bar Association
Maryland State Bar Association (Business Law Section; Property, Planning and Zoning Section; Young Lawyers Section)
Montgomery County Bar Association
District of Columbia Bar Association
Awards
2011
Maryland Citizens' Health Initiative Courageous Leadership Award, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Awards Committee
2011
John R. Hargreaves Distinguished Legislative Fellow, Institute of Public Affairs and Civic Engagement, Salisbury University
2011
Outstanding Friend of Municipal Government, Maryland Municipal League
2011
Climate Champion Award, Chesapeake Climate Action Network
2011
Legislative Leadership Award, Maryland Clean Energy Center
2010
Legislative Award, Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of Maryland
2010
Legislative Leader Award, Parents' Place of Maryland
2009
Legislator of the Year, Recognized for his Leadership on Health Care Issues, Maryland College of Emergency Physicians
2008
Government Leadership Award, American Solar Energy Society
2008
Award of Special Merit in Recognition of Selfless Service on Behalf of People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, The Arc of Montgomery County
2008
Technology Advocate of the Year, Tech Council of Maryland
2008
Excellence in Public Policy Award, American Cancer Society
2008
Senate Legislator of the Year, Health Facilities Association of Maryland
2007
Solar Champion Award, Maryland-District of Columbia-Virginia Solar Energy Industries Association
2007
Special Recognition Award, Interstate Renewable Energy Council
2006
Certificate of Appreciation for Veterans Advocacy, Vietnam Veterans of America
2006
Legislative Sponsor Award, Maryland Children Action Network
2006
Maryland Clean Energy Legislative Partner Award, Clean Energy Partnership
2006
Award for Outstanding Contributions for Work Championing Agricultural Issues, Maryland Association of Soil Conservation Districts
2005
Champion for Children Award, State Citizens Review Board for Children
2005
Public Service Award for Outstanding Leadership, League of Korean Americans
2004
Solar Energy Champion Award, Maryland, District of Columbia & Virginia (MDV)-Solar Energy Industries Association
2004
Certificate of Appreciation for Increasing Public Safety, U.S. Park Police
2001
Democrat of the Year, Montgomery County Democratic Party
Biographical Information
Born, Warren, Michigan, September 5, 1972
Ocean City High School, Ocean City, New Jersey
Rutgers University, B.A., Political Science, 1994
George Washington University Law School, J.D., 2001
Admitted to Maryland Bar, 2001
Attorney, Stein, Sperling, Bennett, DeJong, Driscoll & Greenfeig, P.C.
Senior Congressional Aide in U.S. House of Representatives, 1994-98
U.S. Army Reserves, 1995-2001 (Parachutist Badge, 2000 and Commendation Medal, 2001)
Married, Three children

December 4, 2017 3:16 P.M.