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Senator Jennie M. Forehand

Forehand, Jennie M.
Committee Assignment(s)
Annapolis Info
223 James Senate Office Building
11 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone 301-858-3134
Toll-free in MD
Interim Info
223 James Senate Office Building
11 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
District 17
Forehand, Jennie M.
First elected to the Senate in 1994. Member of the Senate since 1995.
Current Assignments
1995- Judicial Proceedings Committee
1995- Executive Nominations Committee
1995- Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive, and Legislative Review (AELR)
1999- Joint Committee on Children, Youth and Families
1998- Senate Chair, Joint Committee on Federal Relations (Member, 1997- )
2011- Joint Information Technology and Biotechnology Committee
1995- Joint Committee on the Management of Public Funds
2011- Senate Co-Chair, Joint Committee on Protocol
Women Legislators of Maryland
Past Senate Service
Joint Audit Committee, 1999-2011; Joint Committee on the Election of the State Treasurer, 2007; Deputy Majority Whip, 2003-2006; Vice Chair, Special Commission on Legislative Prayer, 2003; Assistant Deputy Majority Whip, 2000-2002.
Past House Service 1978-1995
Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive, and Legislative Review, 1993-1994; House Chair, Joint Committee on the Management of Public Funds, 1991-1994; Joint Subcommittee on Program Open Space and Agricultural Land Preservation, 1987-1994; Subcommittee on Health and the Environment of the Appropriations Committee, 1979-1994.
Public Service
Co-Chair, Task Force to Study Nanobiotechnology, 2010-2011; Maryland Alcohol Safety Action Program Committee, 2010; Commission to Study the Title Insurance Industry in Maryland, 2008-2010; Legislative Board, Women Legislators of Maryland, 2008-2009; Alternate Member, Executive Committee, Southern Legislative Conference, 2008-; Task Force to Combat Driving Under the Influence of Drugs and Alcohol, 2007-2008; Maryland Tourism Development Board, 2007-; Founding Member, National State Legislative Advisory Board on Women and Bioethics, 2006-; Transportation Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures, 2004-; State Council on Child Abuse and Neglect, 1998-2004; Senate Chair, Maryland-Virginia-District of Columbia Joint Legislative Commission on Interstate, 2000-2003; Task Force to Study Lighting Efficiency and Light Pollution in Maryland, 2001-2002; Special Committee on Gaming, 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, 2000-2001; State Advisory Council on Nutrition, 1996-2000; Executive Board, Women Legislators of Maryland, 1994-2000; Governor’s Task Force on Childproof Guns, 1999; Maryland Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy, 1998-1999; National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board, 1998-; Chair, Task Force on Genetic Technologies and Public Policy, National Conference of State Legislatures, 1998-; President, Women Legislators of Maryland, 1995-1996; State Commission on Physical Fitness, 1981-1989; Co-Chair, Governor’s Senior Task Force on Senior Citizen Activity Centers, 1983-1988; Montgomery County Health Services Planning Board, 1974-1978; 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.
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; Senate Secretary, Maryland Veterans Caucus, 2004-.
Maryland State Senator of the Year, Greater Washington Society for Clinical Social Work , 2006; Biotechnology Leadership Award, University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute , 2006; 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 , 2005; Certificate of Appreciation, Maryland Municipal League , 2004; 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 , 2003; Maryland’s Top 100 Women, Daily Record, Circle of Excellence , 1991-2001; Award of Excellence, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) , 2002; Leadership Award, Washington Board of Trade , 1998-2001; Distinguished Citizen Award, Alpha Gamma Delta International , 1999; Award, Maryland Municipal League , 1999; Senator of the Year Award for Child Abuse Legislation, Maryland’s State’s Attorneys Association , 1998; President’s Award for Service, Asbury Village, 1996; 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 , 1993; Betty Tyler Public Affairs Award, Planned Parenthood of Maryland , 1992; 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.
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