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February 21, 2003


The Maryland House of Delegates

Annapolis, Maryland 21401 - 1991


Prince Georges County Delegation

Meeting Minutes

February 21, 2003


Delegate Howard, Chair, convened the meeting at 9:00 A. M.


Present:  Delegates Benson, Brown, Davis, Frush, Gaines, Griffith,

Healey, Holmes, Hubbard, Kelley, Menes, Moe, Niemann, Parker, Patterson, Proctor, Ramirez, Ross, Turner, Vaughan, and Howard


Absent:  Delegate Conroy and Delegate Vallario 


Prayer:  Delegate Victor Ramirez


Delegate Howard introduced the guest speaker for the morning, Congressman Albert Wynn.  Congressman Wynn greeted the delegation warmly and provided an update on key congressional issues as they pertain to Prince George’s County.  He spoke briefly and touched on the following issues:  Education; Health; and Home Land Security.  He also talked about bringing up scaled businesses to the county.  Congressman Wynn gave an overview of his position on bringing slots into Prince George’s County.  He encouraged the delegation to view and study the concerns of the County’s residents and not make stampede moves in accepting final decisions. The Congressman was available to answer many questions from the Delegation.  The Chair thanked Congress Wynn for attending the Delegation meeting.


Committee Reports





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Chair: Doyle Niemann

Vice Chair: Darryl A. Kelley











County Affairs


Chair: Obie Patterson

Vice Chair: Rosetta Parker













Law Enforcement & State Boards


Chair: Joanne Benson

Vice Chair: Victor Ramirez














The Chair thanked the Delegation and asked the new Delegate Members to stand.  She thanked County Executive, Jack Johnson, for his continued support and attendance in the delegation meetings.  The County Executive, thanked the community for, coming together during the snow removal.  Other guests included, Councilman, Doug Peters, Sheriff Michael A. Jackson and Former Council Member, Mary Murphy. 


Also present was Mr. Reginald Dunn, Maryland State Board of Education Vice President, who died of a heart attack later that evening.  Mr. Dunn was an advocate for improving the quality of  education in Prince George's County.  He will be remembered by the Delegation and we will keep his family in our prayers.


The Chair called for a motion to adjourn.


The meeting adjourned at 10:05. M.


Next meeting date:  February 28, 2003, 9:00 A. M.

Guest Speaker: Joe Wright M. D.
 Medical Director Advocacy and Community Affairs, Children’s Hospital