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  Roesser, Jean W.
NameJean W. Roesser
Potomac, Maryland , United States
Born May 08, 1930
DiedOctober 02, 2017 (87 years)
ContributorU Ole Polecat
Last ModifedRBH
Oct 14, 2017 11:26pm
InfoMaryland Secretary of Aging since February 7, 2003. Acting Secretary of Aging from January 15 to February 7, 2003.

Member, Governor's Executive Council, 2003-; Subcabinet for Children, Youth, and Families, 2003-.. Chair, Interagency Committee on Aging Services, 2003-. Chair, Oversight Committee on Quality of Care in Nursing Homes, 2003-. Chair, Innovations in Aging Services Advisory Council, 2003-. Member, Governor's Interagency Council on Homelessness, 2003-.

Member of MD State Senate, January 11, 1995 to January 8, 2003, representing District 15 (Montgomery County). Member, Joint Committee on State Economic Development Initiatives, 1995-96; Special Joint Committee on Group Homes, 1995-97; Finance Committee, 1995-2003 (welfare reform subcommittee, 1997-99; chair, telephone solicitation work group, 1999); Joint Committee on Health Care Delivery and Financing, 1995-2003; Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics, 1995-2003; Joint Audit Committee, 1997-2003; Joint Committee on Fair Practices, 1997-2003; Workers' Compensation Benefit and Insurance Oversight Committee, 1999-2003; Joint Committee on Protocol, 1999-2003. Senate Chair, Joint Committee on Welfare Reform, 2002-03 (member, 1996-2003). Member, Women Legislators of Maryland, 1995-2003.

Member, House of Delegates, January 1987 to January 11, 1995, representing District 15 (Montgomery County). Member, Constitutional and Administrative Law Committee, 1987-90; Special House Committee on Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 1987-94; Environmental Matters Committee, 1991-93; Commerce and Government Matters Committee, 1994.

Former Congressional liaison assistant, U.S. Information Agency. Member, Governor's Energy Task Force, 1991-94; Commission to Save the Lighthouses, 1992-94; Task Force on Emerging Medical and Surgical Treatments, 1996; Maryland Commission for Celebration 2000, 1999-; Task Force to Study the Maryland Enterprise Zone Program, 2000; Virginia-Maryland-District of Columbia Joint Legislative Commission on Interstate Transportation, 2000-03. Member, Governor-elect's Transition Team, 2002. Founding member, Arts Council, Montgomery County.

Born in Washington, DC, May 8, 1930. Trinity College, B.A. (economics), 1951; Catholic University of America, graduate study (economics). Former newspaper reporter, Suburban Record, Montgomery County. Delegate, Republican Party National Convention, 1996 (alternate delegate, 1992). Past vice-president, Maryland Federation of Republican Women. Past president, Montgomery County Federation of Republican Women; past president, Potomac Women's Republican Club. Member, Potomac Appalachian Trail Club. Member, area citizens associations, Chambers of Commerce.


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  11/05/2002 MD State Senate 15 Lost 49.02% (-1.91%)
  11/03/1998 MD State Senate 15 Won 50.92% (+1.84%)
  11/02/1982 MD State House 15 Lost 16.51% (-2.20%)