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Joseph 'Joe' M. Getty
Wife: Susan, 6 children
JD, University of Maryland School of Law, 1996
MA, American Civil-Historic Preservation, George Washington University, 1980
BA, American Studies, Washington College, 1974
Senator, Maryland State Senate, District 5, 2010-2014
Delegate, Maryland State House of Delegates, 1994-2002
Deputy Minority Whip, Maryland State House of Delegates, 1999-2002
Member, Task Force to Study Court Decision Regarding Pit Bulls, 2012-present
Member, Task Force to Study the Laws and Policies Relating to Representation of Indigent Criminal Defendants by the Office of the Public Defender, 2012-present
Chair, Carroll County Delegation, Maryland State Senate, 2011-present
Member, Carroll County Cable Television Advisory Committee
Member, Carroll County Historic District Commission
Member, Commission on Child Custody Decision Making, 2013-2014
Member, Task Force to Study Implementing a Civil Right to Counsel in Maryland, 2013-2014
Member, Senate Standing Committee on Reapportionment and Redistricting, Maryland State Senate, 2011-2012
Member, Social Studies Task Force, State Department of Education, 2004-2006
Member, Article 27 (Crimes and Punishments) Revision Committee, 1999-2003
Member, Family and Juvenile Law Subcommittee, Maryland State House of Delegates, 1999-2003
Member, Judiciary Committee, Maryland State House of Delegates, 1999-2003
Member, Committee on Access to Court Records, 2001-2002
Member, Forensic Sciences Task Force, 2000-2001
Member, Commerce and Government Matters Committee, Maryland State House of Delegates, 1995-1998
Member, State Government and Civil Rights Subcommittee, Maryland State House of Delegates, 1995-1998
Member, Commission to Revise the Election Code, 1996-1997
Member, Task Force to Review the State's Election Law, 1995
Member, Legislative Committee, Carroll County Chamber of Commerce, 1990-1994
Attorney, Law Offices of Joseph M. Getty, 1996-present
Policy and Legislative Director, Office of the Governor, 2004-2007
Director of Policy, Governor-elect's Transition Team, 2002-2003
Political Director, Ehrlich for Governor, 2002
Executive Director, Historical Society of Carroll County, 1987-1994
Law clerk, Westminster, 1994
Architectural Historian & Historic Preservation Researcher/Writer, 1982-1987
Acting Director, Mid-Atlantic Regional Office, National Trust for Historic Preservation, 1981-1982
Religious, Civic, and other Memberships
Member, Rural Historic Village Protection Program Advisory Committee of Maryland Environmental Trust, 1990-present
Member, Board of Governors, Union Mills Homestead Foundation
Member, Carroll County Chamber of Commerce
Board Member, Carroll County Charter
Chair, Carroll County Committee for Maryland's 350th Anniversary
Member, Carroll County Republican Central Committee
Executive Director, Historical Society of Carroll County
Member, Maryland Environmental Trust
Member, Maryland State Bar Association
Acting Director, Mid Atlantic, National Trust for Historic Preservation
Member, Task Force to Review the State's Election Law
Member, Cable Television Advisory Committee, Carroll County, 1989-1993
Member/Former Chair, Carroll County Historic District Commission, 1989-1992
Member, Charter Board, Carroll County, 1992
Member, Board of Directors, Preservation Maryland, 1984-1990
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