Monthly Archives: August 2019

Senate Committee Chairs Series Senator Paula Hollinger

At 4’9” Senator Paula Colodny Hollinger was often the shortest member of the Maryland Senate but she proved a larger than life leader for the body and an exceptional Chair of the Senate Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee from 2003-2007. Born in Washington, DC in 1940, Hollinger would choose a career in medicine that […]

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Senate Committee Chairs Series Senator Barbara Hoffman

A respected leader in the body as a member of the Maryland Senate from 1983-2003, Senator and lifelong Baltimorean Barbara Hoffman was the Chair of the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee from 1995-2003. First appointed upon the resignation of then-Senator Rosalie Silber Abrams, Senator Barbara Hoffman forged a path that led her to the leadership […]

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Senate Committee Chairs Series Senator Clarence Blount

Recognized by his colleagues for his measured and principled demeanor, Senator Clarence W. Blount served as the Chairman of the Senate Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee from 1987-2003. Few individuals who’ve walked the halls of the Maryland Senate did so with as much distinction as did Clarence W. Blount. The son of sharecroppers on […]

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Senate Committee Chairs Series Senator Phil Jimeno

Few in the history of the Maryland Senate better represented the characteristics of the district that they represented better than former Northern Anne Arundel County Senator Phil Jimeno. Hardworking and incredibly capable, Jimeno represented the 31st District in the Maryland Senate from 1985-2007 and in the Maryland House of Delegates from 1979-1985 serving as the […]

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Senate Committee Chairs Series Senator George Della, Sr.

Maryland’s Senate President from 1951-1955 and then again from 1959-1963, Baltimore City Senator George W. Della, Sr. was a truly unique leader for Maryland’s Senate and the Chairman of both the Senate Insurance and Loans Committee and the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee Appointed to the Senate by then-Governor (and future United States Senator) Herbert O’Conor […]

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