Charles (Charles) E. Sydnor, III (D-SS44)
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Room 216 James Senate Office Building 11 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401-1991

District Office:
11 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401-1991
Elected: 2020    Next Election: 2026
DOB: 3/18/1974
Committee Assignments
ChairmanJoint Committee on Legislative Ethics
ChairmanSenate Select Committee on Baltimore County
MemberJoint Committee on Children, Youth, and Families
MemberJoint Committee on Administrative, Executive, and Legislative Review
MemberSenate Committee on Judicial Proceedings
MemberSenate Committee on Executive Nominations
Counties Representing
Baltimore City / Baltimore


Sworn into the Maryland Senate on January 8, 2020. Elected to the Maryland House of Delegates in 2014. Member of the House of Delegates 2015-2020.

Current Assignments 2023 Deputy Majority Whip 2020 Judicial Proceedings Committee 2023 Executive Nominations Committee 2023 Chair, Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics 2023 Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive, and Legislative Review (AELR) 2020 Joint Committee on Children, Youth, and Families 2023 Chair, Senate Select Committee No. 4 - Baltimore County 2015 Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland (Parliamentarian, 2016-20) Past Senate Service Joint Committee on Cybersecurity, Information Technology, and Biotechnology, 2020-2023; Joint Committee on Ending Homelessness, 2020-2023.

Public Service State Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy, 2020-; Vice Chair, Law Enforcement Body Camera Task Force, 2020-.

Memberships Baltimore County Democratic Central Committee, 2014-; American Constitution Society, 2011-; U.S. Supreme Court Bar, 2005-; District of Columbia Bar Association, 2002-; American Bar Association, 2001-; Maryland State Bar Association, 2001-; Board of Directors, Baltimore Neighborhoods, Inc., 2001-2003; Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, 1996-; Omicron Delta Kappa, Inc., 1995-.

Awards Leadership in Law (The Daily Record), 2012; Public Service Award, University of Maryland Carey School of Law, 2002; Student Excellence Award for Leadership and Service, 1996.

Biographical Information Born, Baltimore, Maryland, March 18, 1974; Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, 1992; Johns Hopkins University, B.A., History, 1996; University of Maryland, Baltimore County, M.A., Policy Sciences, 2000; University of Maryland, Carey School of Law, J.D., 2000; Circuit Court for Baltimore City, Law Clerk, 2000-2001; Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. Senior Attorney, 2001-; Married; three children.