David Brinkley (R-MD-6)

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David Brinkley Congressional Candidate Maryland District 6


Biography of David Brinkley from Friends of David R. Brinkley


David Brinkley was born in Frederick, Maryland, the only son of Dr. George Ross Brinkley & Jean Brinkley. He was raised in New Market and graduated from Linganore High School in 1977.

He attended Gettysburg College for two years and completed his Bachelor of Science at the University of Maryland, College Park in 1981. He entered the life insurance business with Acacia Mutual Life Insurance Company, and earned from the American College in Bryn Mawr, PA his professional designations Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) & Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) in October, 1984.

During the early eighties, David was an EMT/Firefighter with the New Market District Volunteer Fire Company, and a volunteer EMT driver as Frederick County initiated its Paramedic program.
In 1989 he was diagnosed and successfully treated for Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at the University of Maryland Cancer Center. Today, he is an advisor and advocate for the Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center at the University of Maryland.

In 1990 David was elected to the Republican Central Committee of Frederick County where he organized the Lincoln Day Dinners with speakers such as Tom Clancy, Lt. Colonel Oliver North, and former Ohio Congressman John Kasich.

In 1994 he was elected to the House of Delegates, serving two terms representing District 4A, and in 2002 he was elected to the Maryland Senate where he was appointed to the powerful Budget and Taxation Committee. He was the Minority Leader in the Senate for 2006 & 2007.

Senator Brinkley has been in the forefront requiring legal presence (legal residents or US Citizens only) for those obtaining Maryland Driver’s Licenses; he led the fight opposing the O’Malley tax increases in 2007; he is a strong supporter and advocate for Maryland Agriculture and Wineries; and he has been the lead sponsor on legislation changing Maryland’s Marijuana Laws for patients and their families (Medical Marijuana).

Being on the Budget and Taxation Committee, he has been a strong voice for controlling and critically reviewing government spending, and for legislation encouraging success in the private sector and job creation in Maryland.
David is a principal with Advisor’s Financial Group, a financial planning firm, and maintains registration with the State as a Registered Investment Advisor, Securities licenses, and insurance licenses.
Senator Brinkley resides on a small farm near New Market, and has two children.


Biography of David Brinkley from Maryland State Archives


Member of Senate since January 8, 2003. Member, Budget and Taxation Committee, 2003- (education, business & administration subcommittee, 2003-06, 2011-; health & human services subcommittee, 2007; pensions subcommittee, 2007, 2011-; health, education & human resources subcommittee, 2008-10); Joint Audit Committee, 2004-; Rules Committee, 2007-; Executive Nominations Committee, 2007-; Legislative Policy Committee, 2007-; Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review, 2007-; Spending Affordability Committee, 2008-; Special Joint Committee on Pensions, 2011-. Member, Joint Committee on Children, Youth, and Families, 2003-08; Agricultural Stewardship Commission, 2005-06; Senate Special Commission on Electric Utility Deregulation Implementation, 2005-06; Joint Committee on the Selection of the State Treasurer, 2007; Spending Affordability Committee, 2007-08. Minority Leader, 2007-08. Member, Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics, 2007-10. Minority Whip, 2010-11. Senate Chair, Frederick County Delegation, 2007-. Member, Maryland Rural Caucus, 2003-; Maryland Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus, 2003-; Maryland Veterans Caucus, 2004-. Member, National Conference of State Legislatures (agriculture, environment & energy committee, 2007-08; agriculture & energy committee, 2008-; environment committee, 2008-; financial services committee); Southern Legislative Conference (agriculture & rural development committee, 2008-; fiscal affairs & government operations committee, 2008-).


Member of House of Delegates, January 11, 1995 to January 8, 2003. Member, Commerce and Government Matters Committee, 1995-2003 (financial institutions subcommittee, 1995-2003; state government & procurement subcommittee, 1999-2003; chair, procurement subcommittee, 1998). Deputy Minority Whip, 1997-98. Member, Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics, 1999-2003.


Member, Task Force to Study Bank Charter Modernization, 1997-98; Task Force to Study the Modernization of Credit Union Law, 1999-2001; Task Force to Study the Maryland Heritage Structure Rehabilitation Tax Credit Program, 2003; Transportation Task Force, 2003; Maryland Advisory Commission on Manufacturing Competitiveness, 2003-; Task Force on the Exemption of Law Enforcement Officers’ Pensions from Taxation, 2004-05; Transit Funding Study Steering Committee, 2006-07; Maryland Dairy Industry Oversight and Advisory Council, 2006-. Chair, Task Force to Study Statewide Gypsy Moth Infestation, 2008-09. Member, Task Force on Sustainable Growth and Wastewater Disposal, 2011; Maryland Medical Marijuana Model Program Work Group, 2011-.


Born in Frederick, Maryland, September 24, 1959. Gettysburg College; University of Maryland, College Park, B.A., 1981; American College, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, C.L.U. (chartered life underwriter), Ch.F.C.(chartered financial consultant), 1985. Estate and financial planner. Charter member, Estate Planning Council of Frederick County, Maryland (past president). Member, Western Maryland Chapter, Society of Financial Service Professionals. Member, American Society of Chartered Life Underwriters and Chartered Financial Consultants. EMT & firefighter, 1981-86, advanced life support unit (emt driver), 1983-86, New Market District Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company. Member, Frederick Memorial Hospital Development Council (planned gifts committee, 1989-2000; special prospects committee, 2000-; order of the good samaritan, 2000-). Vice-Chair, Frederick County Republican Central Committee, 1990-94. Board of Associates, Community Foundation of Frederick County, Maryland, 1991-94. Municipal Super Star, Maryland Municipal League, 2008, 2009 (certificate of appreciation, 2007, 2010, 2011). Two children.


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