Howard A. Denis, a former Maryland State Senator and Montgomery County Council member was appointed Commissioner from Montgomery County effective January 19, 2016.
Most recently, Denis was part of the Congressional Staff on the House Oversight & Government Reform Committee, serving from 1995 until he retired on December 31, 2015. He brings almost 40 years of experience in public service and a track record of strongly representing and working for his constituency to the position. In addition, Denis has extensive knowledge in land-use and planning in Montgomery County.
Denis served for 18 years as a Maryland State Senator (1977-1995) and six years on the Montgomery County Council (2000-2006). He served on the Maryland State Lottery Commission and is a five-time delegate to the Republican National Convention.
A graduate of Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, he received his B.A. in Government from Georgetown College and his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center.
Denis is married to Babette Wise and has a daughter, Corey Leigh Denis. He currently resides in Chevy Chase.