Ron George was raised in Howard and Anne Arundel Counties. He spent summers on the Chesapeake Bay in Southern Anne Arundel County. After graduating from Bowman Technical School (Lancaster, PA) for Jewelry Making and Design in 1973, Ron used this craft to pay for college receiving a Bachelors Degree at Syracuse University in 1978. He later earned a Masters of Science degree in Clinical Psychology from the Institute of Psychological Sciences, mainly to assist in his volunteer counseling work for those in need.
Government: A former Chairman of the Anne Arundel County Delegation, Ron George was a consistent voice of reason, a true fiscal conservative budget geek, fierce debater, and a coalition builder. County Executive Steve Schuh, also a former Delegate, sat next to Ron on the floor of the State House. He had this to say, “Time and time again I watched Ron George rise to his feet on the floor of the House of Delegates, proving himself knowledgeable, articulate, and well prepared to fight with all his might against a ruthless majority.” Ron’s constituent service was a hallmark of his 8 years there. See Legislative Issues and Ron’s Record.
Family: Ron comes from a family of ten. In 1981, Ron married Becky Skinner and moved to Annapolis Maryland where they have raised their six children. They are the proud grandparents of six grandchildren.
Business: Ron is an experienced Small Business Owner having founded Ron George Jewelers on Main Street Annapolis in 1991. He is proud of his children including two sons that work full time in the family business. The business has won numerous awards. In addition Ron also owned and refurbished The State House Inn from 2002 to 2007. He was the volunteer Executive Director of a nonprofit family center, running youth programs and counseling services
Volunteer Service: Ron George volunteered while in New York City from 1978 to 1981, counseling run-a-ways and “push-outs” and helping them to get off the streets. Ron was the founder of The Center For Family Development (est.2002) in Crownsville where he worked as the Volunteer Executive Director until 2008. Prior to that he was Volunteer Director of The Conquest Boys Club from 1998 to 2002. He was a co-founder of tutorial co-ops for homeschoolers. He and his wife, Becky, served on a national board for home schooling. For twelve years, he taught a successful course on virtue formation to high school juniors and seniors.