Adelaide Eckardt

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Republican Maryland

State House (Maryland 37B)

Family: Husband: Richard; 3 Children: John Paul, Jeff, Marc

Born: 09/08/1943 Bryn Mawr, PA

Home: Cambridge, Maryland

Religion: Christian

Education: MS, University of Maryland School of Nursing, 1981 BS, University of Maryland School of Nursing, 1978 RN, Bryn Mawr Hospital School of Nursing, 1964

Profession: Clinical Nurse Specialist, Eastern Shore Hospital Center, 1973-present Psychiatric Nurse Clinical Specialist, Eastern Shore Hospital Center, 1985-2003 Adjunct Professor, University of Maryland, 1993-2000 Adjunct Professor, Salisbury University, 1989-1994 Regional Team, Mental Hygiene Administration, 1983-1985 Consultant, Howard Community College Registered Nurse

Political: Minority Party Caucus Chair, Maryland State House of Delegates, present Delegate, Maryland State House of Delegates, 1994-present Delegate, Republican Party National Convention, 2004 Deputy Minority Whip, Maryland State House of Delegates, 1999-2003 Chair, Dorchester County Republican Central Committee, 1986-1994

Congressional Membership: Maryland Bicycle and Pedestrian Caucus, 2003-present Taxpayers Protection Caucus, 2003-present Maryland Rural Caucus, 2002-present Advisory Board, Institute for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement, Salisbury University, 2002-present Member, Maryland Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus, 2001-present House Special Task Force on Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 1998-present Task Force to Study the Maryland Heritage Structure Rehabilitation Tax Credit Program, 2003 Special Committee on Gaming, 2001 Governor's Task Force on Eastern Shore Economic Development, 1999-2001 Member, Availability Committee of Task Force to Study Increasing the Availability of Substance Abuse Programs, 1998-2001

Organization Membership: Board Member, Reservation Maryland, 2006-present Board Vice President, Women Legislators of Maryland, 2006-present Board Member, Channel Markers, Incorporated, 2004-present Board Member, Court Appointed Special Advocates of Maryland, 2004-present Board of Directors, Leadership Maryland, 2004-present Executive Board, American Legislative Exchange, 2002-present Tri-County Council for the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland, 2001-present Board Member, Midshore Economic Development Council, 2000-present Board Member, Midshore Regional Council, 2000-present State Health Policy Leadership Form, National Conference of State Legislatures, 2000-present Health and Human Services Committee, American Legislative Exchange Council, 1999-present Board Member, Chesapeake Bay Regional Technology Center for Excellence, 1998-present Board Member, Eastern Shore Area Health Education Center, 1996-present Member, Women Legislators of Maryland, 1995-present Executive Committee, Maryland Hospital Association, 1993-present Board of Directors, Dorchester General Hospital, 1988-present President, Maryland Nurses Association, 1989-1991 American Nurses Association American Ortho-Psychiatric Association Chesapeake Health Planning Systems Sigma Theta Tau


Access to Mental Health Services

Administrative, Executive, and Legislative Review


Children, Youth, Families

Fair Practices and State Personnel Oversight

Health Care Delivery and Financing

Oversight Committee on Pensions

Special Committee on Drug and Alcohol Abuse

Spending Affordability

Subcommittee on Capital Budget

Subcommittee on Health and Human Resources

Welfare Reform


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