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Senator James N. Mathias, Jr.

District
38
County
Somerset, Worcester, and Wicomico
Committee Assignment(s)
Annapolis Info
401 Miller Senate Building
11 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone 410-841-3645
Toll-free in MD
Interim Info
11941 Industrial Park Road
Unit 8
Bishopville, Maryland 21813
Phone 410-352-3096
Contact
james.mathias@senate.state.md.us
Party
Democrat
Tenure
First elected to the Senate in 2010. Member of the Senate since 2011.
Current Assignments
2011- Finance Committee
2012- Health Subcommittee of the Finance Committee
2011- Joint Subcommittee on Program Open Space/ Agricultural Land Preservation
2013- Special Joint Commission on Public Safety and Security in State and Local Correctional Facilities
Past House Service 2006-2011
Economic Matters Committee, 2007-2011; Alcoholic Beverages Workgroup of the Economic Matters Committee, 2007-2011; Banking, Economic Development, Science and Technology Subcommittee of the Economic Matters Committee, 2007-2011; Chair, Worcester County Delegation, 2007-2011; Ways and Means Committee, 2006.
Public Service
Executive Board, Tri-County Council for the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland, 2012-; Tri-County Council for the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland, 2011-; Governor's Commission on Small Business, 2011-; Statewide Interoperability Executive Committee, 2009-2011; Maryland Tourism Development Board, 2007-2011; Lower Eastern Shore Children's Center Advisory Board, 2008-; Coastal Bays Aquaculture Development Workgroup, 2008; Task Force on the Availability and Affordability of Property Insurance in Coastal Areas, 2007-2008; Task Force on Traffic Capacity Across the Chesapeake Bay, 2004-2006; Critical Area Commission for the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bay, 2002-2006; Mayor, Ocean City, Maryland, 1996-2006; Governor's Task Force on Eastern Shore Economic Development, 1999-2001; Maryland Commission for Celebration, 1997-2001; City Council, Ocean City, Maryland, 1990-1996; Board of Zoning Appeals, Ocean City, 1987-1990; Past Chair, Worcester County Ambulance Service Committee.
Memberships
President, Lower Eastern Shore Mayors Association, 2004; State Chair, Walk America, March of Dimes, 2004; Ocean City Volunteer Fire Company, Engine 703; Ocean City Humane Society Commission; Knights of Columbus.
Awards
Certificate of Appreciation, Maryland Municipal League, 2007-2011.
Biographical Information
Born, Baltimore, Maryland, September 2, 1951; Calvert Hall College High School, Towson; University of Maryland Baltimore County, B.A., Political Science, 1974; Small Business Owner, Ocean City; Member, St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Parish; Widower, Two children.
Last Updated: 10/15/2019 3:26 PM