Elizabeth has a proven track record of bipartisanship, ethical leadership, and community involvement. She is committed to working for the best interests of Washington County residents. Elizabeth will provide a voice of reason as a County Commissioner serving the citizens of this county. Elizabeth meets with and listens to citizens from business, the agricultural community, emergency services, labor, municipal governments, and many constituencies willing to share their interests and concerns with her.
She previously worked in the Washington offices of United States Senator Charles McC. Mathias, Jr., a Republican, and Maryland Governor William Donald Schaefer, a Democrat. As a staff member to the U.S Presidential Commission on the HIV Epidemic during the Ronald Reagan Administration, she conducted an extensive survey of community-based AIDS organizations throughout the country. As a Senior Program Associate at the non-profit Getty Center for Education in the Arts in Los Angeles, California, she awarded and oversaw grant monies for special initiatives and scholarships, among other projects.
As a teacher, Elizabeth has served as an elected member of her schools’ leadership teams, the Board of Directors of the Frederick County Teachers Association (FCTA), Co-Chair of its Government Relations Committee, and a member of its Negotiations Team. She currently represents FCTA on the Central Maryland AFL-CIO Labor Council. She served several times as an elected Delegate to the Maryland State Education Association’s annual conventions and has served as an elected Delegate to the National Education Association’s annual conventions.
Elizabeth served as Chair of the 2016 Washington County Salary Study Commission, representing the Farm Bureau, and as a member and secretary of the 2012 Washington County Salary Study Commission.
Elizabeth served on the Board of Directors of the Washington County Farm Bureau for two years, working to increase membership, build a social media presence for the Farm Bureau, and manage the Shake 'N Cream Stand during Ag Expo.
Having grown up in southern Washington County, Elizabeth is a proud graduate of Boonsboro High School (1980). She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in Blacksburg, Virginia, and her teaching credential and Masters of Education from the University of California at Los Angeles. Over her nearly 20 years of teaching, she has worked with a wide range of students in Los Angeles and Frederick County, including 11 years at Frederick County’s alternative middle/high school working with students with significant behavior problems. She currently teaches 8th grade science at a middle school in Frederick.