[photo, Peter A. Hammen, Maryland State Delegate] PETER A. HAMMEN
Democrat, District 46, Baltimore City

Member of House of Delegates since January 11, 1995. Chair, Health and Government Operations Committee, 2005- (vice-chair, 2003-05; health facilities, equipment & products subcommittee, 2003-05; long-term care subcommittee, 2003-05; chair, health insurance subcommittee, 2003-04; chair, insurance subcommittee, 2004-05); Regional Revitalization Work Group, 2013-. House Chair, Joint Oversight Committee on the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange, 2014-. Member, Rules and Executive Nominations Committee, 2015-. House Chair, Joint Committee on Behavioral Health and Opioid Use Disorders, 2015-. Member, Environmental Matters Committee, 1995-2003 (chair, health & public utilities subcommittee, 1999; chair, health subcommittee, 1999-2003); Medical Malpractice Insurance Work Group, 2004. House Chair, Joint Legislative Task Force on Organ and Tissue Donations, 1997-98. House Co-Chair, Joint Legislative Task Force on Small-Group Market Health Insurance, 2005-07. Member, Maryland Veterans Caucus, 2005-.

Member, Task Force to Study Patient and Provider Appeal and Grievance Mechanisms, 1996; State Advisory Council on Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness, 1998-2004; Task Force on Quality of Care in Nursing Facilities, 1999; Oversight Committee on Quality of Care in Nursing Homes, 2000-05; Task Force on Access to Mental Health Services, 2003-04; State Advisory Council on Water Security and Sewerage Systems, 2004; CommunityChoice Advisory Group, 2004-06; Auto Insurance Task Force to Study Rates in Urban Areas, 2005-06; Mental Health Transformation Working Group, 2005-11; Mental Health Oversight Committee, 2007-; Maryland Health Care Reform Coordinating Council, 2010, 2011- (co-chair, health care delivery system work group, 2010); Work Group to Consider Gaming Expansion, 2012; Governor's Commission for Effective Community Inclusion of Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2013-.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, July 1, 1966. Attended Archbishop Curley High School, Baltimore, Maryland; University of Baltimore, B.S. (criminal justice), 1989, M.P.A. (public administration), 1993. Bill analyst and special projects manager, Eastern Baltimore Area Chamber of Commerce, 1988-89. Federal investigator, U.S. Office of Personnel Management, 1989-90. Constituent liaison for U.S. Representative Benjamin L. Cardin, 3rd Congressional District, 1990-94. President, St. Gerard Young Men's Association, 1993, 1994 (board of directors, 1992). Member, Nature Conservancy; Chesapeake Bay Foundation; Brewer's Hill Community Association; Eastern Baltimore Area Chamber of Commerce; University of Baltimore M.P.A. Alumni Association. Member, Defenders Day Re-enactment Committee, 1988-89. Volunteer, Dundalk Heritage Festival, 1988-90. Swim instructor, Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA), 1986, 1987, 1991. Baseball coach, Highlandtown Exchange Little League, 1993-96. Chair, Fell's Point Task Force, 2002-. Legislator of the Year, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, 2011. Legislator of the Year, Maryland Association of Resources for Families and Youth, 2011. Legislator of the Year, Maryland Nurses' Association, 2011. Legislator of the Year, American College of Cardiology, 2012. Legislator of the Year, Maryland Public Health Association, 2012. Opening Minds Award, National Alliance on Mental Illness - Metropolitan Baltimore, 2012. Public Service Award, The Arc of Baltimore, 2013. Jose O. Ruiz Special Recognition Award, Education-Based Latino Outreach, 2013. Married.

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