Senator Thomas M. Middleton

2019 Regular Session

District 28, Charles County

Senator Thomas M. Middleton
Annapolis Address:3 East Miller Senate Office Building
11 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401

Phone: 410-841-3616 | 301-858-3616 | Toll-free in MD: 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3616
Fax: 301-858-3682
Interim Address:P. O. Box 1735
Waldorf, MD 20604

Phone: 301-932-0909
Fax: 301-934-3049
Contact:Contact Online or send email to:
Tenure:First elected to the Senate in 1994. Member of the Senate since 1995.
Current Assignments:2002- Chair, Finance Committee
2003- Rules Committee
2003- Executive Nominations Committee
1997- Legislative Policy Committee
2002- Management Subcommittee of the Legislative Policy Committee
2007- Senate Chair, Joint Committee on Unemployment Insurance Oversight
2002- Spending Affordability Committee
2015- Joint Committee on Behavioral Health and Opioid Use Disorders
2017- Maryland Health Insurance Coverage Protection Commission
2015- Chair, Senate Select Committee No. 8, Charles, St. Mary's and Calvert Counties
2004- Maryland Veterans Caucus
Party Affiliation:Democrat

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Past Senate Service
2016-2017Senate Chair, Paycheck Recovery Commission
2014-2017Senate Chair, Joint Oversight Committee on the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange
1995-2017Joint Subcommittee on Program Open Space/ Agricultural Land Preservation (Senate Chair, 1995-2015)
2014-2015Senate Co-Chair, Task Force to Study Methods to Reduce the Rate of Uninsured Drivers
2013-2014Senate Co-Chair, Task Force to Study the Applicability of the Maryland Prevailing Wage Law
2011-2014Joint Committee on Transparency and Open Government
2012-2013Senate Chair, Task Force to Study Maryland Insurance of Last Report Programs
2011-2012Standing Committee on Reapportionment and Redistricting
2009-2010Joint Legislative Workgroup to Study State, County, and Municipal Fiscal Relationships
2002-2007Joint Committee on the Selection of the State Treasurer
2005-2006Senate Co-Chair, Agricultural Stewardship Commission
2002-2004Senate Chair, Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics
1997-2004Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics
2003Co-Chair, Joint Committee on the Selection of the State Treasurer
2001-2002Senate Committee on Redistricting
2001-2002, 1999Public Safety, Transportation, Economic Development and Natural Resources Subcommittee of the Budget and Taxation Committee
1997-2002Chair, Capital Budget Subcommittee
1995-2002Budget and Taxation Committee
2001Special Committee on Gaming
2000Health and Human Services Subcommittee of the Budget and Taxation Committee
1995-1998Health, Education and Human Resources Subcommittee of the Budget and Taxation Committee
Public Service
2016-2017Co-Chair, Maryland Clean Energy Center Task Force
2016-2017Chair, Workgroup on Rural Health Care Delivery
2016-Maryland Water Quality Trading Advisory Committee
2016-Chair, Chesapeake Bay Commission (member 2007- , vice-chair, 2009, 2014; chair, 2010)
2015-Phosphorus Management Tool Transition Advisory Committee
2015-Rural Maryland Council (Member 2006-2009)
2012-2015Maryland Agricultural Nonpoint Trading Advisory Committee
2011-2015Health Care Reform Coordinating Council
2010-2011Co-Chair, Health Care Workforce Workgroup, Maryland Health Care Reform Coordinating Council
2010-2011Long-Term Care Reform Work Group, Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene
2008-2009Co-Chair, Task Force to Review Physician Shortages in Rural Areas
2008-Agriculture and Energy Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures
2008-Energy and Environment Committee, Southern Legislative Conference
2008Workforce Creation and Adult Education Transition Council
2007-2008Agriculture, Environment and Energy Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures
2007-2008Task Force on Health Care Access and Reimbursement
2006-2008Commission to Study Southern Maryland Transportation Needs
2007-Southern States Energy Board
2005-2007Senate Chair, Joint Legislative Task Force on Small-Group Market Health Insurance
2005-2007Agriculture and Rural Development Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures
2005-2007Senate Chair, Joint Legislative Task Force on Universal Access to Quality and Affordable Health Care
2005-2006Chair, Senate Special Commission on Electric Utility Deregulation Implementation
2005-2006Senate Co-Chair, Joint Commission on the Maryland Port Administration
2005-2006Co-Chair, Committee on Unemployment Insurance Oversight
2004-2006Task Force to Study the Dynamics of Elderly and Retiree Migration Into and Out of Maryland
2004-2006Chair, Agriculture and Rural Development Committee, Southern Legislative Conference
2004-2006Community Choice Advisory Group
2003-2006Task Force on Broadband Communications Deployment in Underserved Rural Areas
2003-2005Senate Chair, Joint Committee on the State's Emergency Medical Response System
2002-2005, 2000-2001Task Force to Study the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation
2004Vice Chair, Senate Special Commission on Medical Malpractice Liability Insurance
2003-2004Task Force on the Marketing of Grain and Other Agricultural Products
2003-2004Co-Chair, Unemployment Insurance Funding Task Force
2002-2004Vice Chair, Agriculture and Rural Development Committee, Southern Legislative Conference
2002-2004Maryland Tourism Development Board
2002-2004Advisory Committee on the Management and Protection of the State's Water Resources
2003Chair, Division of Labor and Industry Sunset Evaluation Workgroup, Finance Committee
2003Special Commission on Legislative Prayer
2003Transportation Task Force
2002-2003Commission on Maryland's Fiscal Structure
2000-2003Virginia-Maryland-District of Columbia Joint Legislative Commission on Interstate Transportation
1996-2003Forum for Rural Maryland
2002Rebuild La Plata Task Force
2001-2002Task Force on Upgrading Sewerage Systems
2000-2002Co-Chair, Task Force on Resource-Based Industry in Maryland
2001Task Force to Study Adult Education Services in Maryland
2000-Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission
2000Maryland Competitive Advantage Financing Fund Workgroup
2000Transit Policy Panel
1999-2000Commission on Education Finance, Equity, and Excellence
1999Commission on Transportation Investment
1999Co-Chair, Study Panel to Review Economic Development Financing Programs
1999Chair, Task Force on Driver's Education Programs in Maryland
1999Task Force on Tobacco Crop Conversion in Maryland
1998-1999Task Force to Study the Governance, Coordination, and Funding of the University System of Maryland
1997-1998Board of Trustees, Maryland Historical Trust
1997-1998Partnership Policy Council on Block Grants
1997Senate Chair, Task Force to Study County Property-Tax Setoffs and Related Fiscal Issues
1995-1996Co-Chair, Joint Task Force on Payment Schedule of Property Taxes
1994-1996U.S. 301 South Corridor Transportation Study Task Force
1992-1994Metropolitan Washington Air Quality Committee, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
1986-1994President, County Commissioners of Charles County
1986-1994Social Services Board, Charles County
1992-1993Vice Chair, Metropolitan Washington Air Quality Committee, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
1990-1992Chair, Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland
1986-Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland
1981-1985Chair, Charles County Planning Commission
1978-1985Charles County Planning Commission
Chair, Public Participation and Education Committee, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
2017-Maryland Military Installation Caucus
2005-Board of Directors, Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology
2002-Maryland Rural Caucus
Board of Trustees, Physicians Memorial Hospital
Board Member, Tri-County Youth Service Bureau
Health Service Agency
Farm Bureau
2011First Citizen Award, Maryland Senate
2011Municipal Super Star, Maryland Municipal League
2007-2011Certificate of Appreciation, Maryland Municipal League
2010Legislative Leadership Award, Maryland Clean Energy Center
2002Distinguished Service Award, Maryland Municipal League
1998-2002Legislator Recognition Award, Maryland Association of Counties
2000Outstanding Rural Legislator Award, Rural Maryland Council
1993Distinguished Leadership Award, Maryland Chapter, American Planning Association
Biographical Information
Born, La Plata, Maryland, September 1, 1945
Notre Dame High School, 1964
Charles County Community College, A.A., 1966
Mount St. Mary's College, B.S., Biology, 1968
Military Intelligence, U.S. Army, 1968-71
Owner and Operator, Cedar Hill Farm, near Waldorf
A founder of Charles County Christmas in April
Married, Three children

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