Please help us!
3 Ways You Can Help
Login with Facebook
Login with Twitter
Forgot username or password?
Vote Smart Just The Facts
"Experts nearly all recommend Vote Smart."
"Vote Smart is a bright light in an often desultory civic culture."
- Bill Moyers
"We think so highly of Vote Smart that we are distributing their materials to all of our affiliates."
First, enter a politician or zip code
Now, choose a category
Please select a politician...
Richard Colburn's Biography
Track This Politician
) Expand All
) Collapse All
Richard F. Colburn
Wife: Alma; 1 Child: Johanna
AA, Chesapeake Community College, 1982
Senator, Maryland State Senate, District 37, 1995-2014
Candidate, United States House of Representatives, Maryland, District 1, 2004
Delegate, Maryland State House of Delegates, 1983-1991
Delegate, Republican National Convention, 1988
Member, Dorchester County Republican State Central Committee, 1979-1982
Member, Agricultural and Rural Development Committee, Southern Legislative Caucus, 2008-present
Member, Oyster Advisory Commission, 2007-present
Member, Oversight Committee on Quality of Care in Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities, 2005-present
Member, Maryland Veterans Caucus, 2004-present
Member, Rural Maryland Council, 2004-present
Member, Governor's Wellmobile Program Advisory Board, 2003-present
Member, Maryland Rural Caucus, 2002-present
Member, Study Panel on Funding Needs of Trauma Centers, 2001-present
Chair, Senate Select Committee Number 10, Eastern Shore, 1999-present
Member, Lead Poisoning Prevention Commission, 1994-present
Past Vice President/Board Member, Maryland Rural Water Association, 1992-present
Member, Maryland Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus, 2001-present
Member, Taxpayers Protection Caucus, 2003-present
Member, Budget and Taxation Committee, District 37, 2011-2014
Member, Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review, District 37, 1996-2014
Member, Joint Committee on the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Critical Area, District 37, 2003-2014
Member, Legislative Policy Committee, District 37, 2011-2014
Member, Rules Committee, District 37, 2011-2014
Member, Senate Committee on Reapportionment and Redistricting, District 37, 2011-2012
Member, Standing Committee on Reapportionment and Redistricting, 2011-2012
Member, Joint Committee on Access to Mental Health Services, District 37, 2011
Chair, Alcoholic Beverages Subcommittee, District 37, 2007-2010
Member, Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee, District 37, 2003-2010
Member, Maryland Sustainable Growth Commission, 2010
Member, Task Force for the Future of Growth and Development in Maryland, 2009-2010
Member, Joint Committee on Health Care Delivery and Financing, District 37, 2007-2009
Member, Eastern Shore Task Force on Foster Care, 2007-2008
Member, Incentives for Agriculture Task Force, 2006-2007
Member, Agricultural Stewardship Commission, 2005-2006
Member, Licensing & Regulatory Affairs Subcommittee, District 37, 2003-2004
Member, Senate Special Commission on Medical Malpractice Liability Insurance, 2004
Member, Executive Nominations Committee, District 37, 1999-2003
Member, Judicial Proceedings Committee, District 37, 1995-2003
Member, Poultry Issues Action Team, 2003
Member, Special Committee on Substance Abuse, 2001-2003
Member, Task Force to Study the Economic Development of the Maryland Seafood and Aquaculture Industries, 2002-2003
Member, Governor's Task Force on Eastern Shore Economic Development, 1999-2001
Member, Shore Erosion Task Force, 1999-2000
Member, Commission to Review Landlord-Tenant Laws, 1998
Member, Governor's Committee on Employment of the Handicapped, 1984-1990
Member, Constitutional and Administrative Law Committee, 1983-1986
Chair, Committee to Promote Employment of the Handicapped, 1981
Town Manager, Town of Federalsburg, 1991-present
Clerk, Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company/Superfresh, 1967-1992
Sergeant, United States Army Security Agency, 1969-1972
Religious, Civic, and other Memberships
Member, Federalsburg Veterans of Foreign Wars, 2003-present
Member, Midshore Regional Council, 2001-present
Member, Tri-County Council for the Lower Easter Shore of Maryland, 2001-present
Member, Dorchester American Legion, Post #91, 1974-present
Member, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge # 1272, 1980-present
Member, Zion United Methodist Church, present
President, Maryland Rural Development Corporation, 2006
President/Board Member, People for Better Housing, 1993
Recognition award from the Maryland Association of Counties
Skip to top
The Government is watching you.
It's okay though because we're watching them.
How bad must they behave,
before you will
and DO SOMETHING?
Vote Smart or Vote Stupid?
Please Help Vote Smart!
Party first, country second?
Who are these people?
Help Vote Smart