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Board of Commissioners

Charles County Government Building
200 Baltimore St.
P.O. Box 2150
La Plata 20646
301-645-0550
301-870-3000
Fax: 301-645-0560
commissioner@charlescounty.org
www.charlescounty.org
The board meets at 9 a.m. Tuesdays and on Wednesday afternoons. Commissioners are elected by voters to four-year terms. The next election will be in 2010. The board president is elected at large, and each commissioner must live in the district he or she represents. Voting for all five commissioners is countywide.

Wayne Cooper (D)
President
At Large
301-645-0550
301-870-3000
commissioner@charlescounty.org

Sam N. Graves (D)
County commissioner
District 1
301-645-0550
301-870-3000
Fax: 301-645-0560
commissioner@charlescounty.org

Edith J. Patterson (D)
County commissioner
District 2
301-645-0550
301-870-3000
Fax: 301-645-0560
commissioner@charlescounty.org

Reuben B. Collins II (D)
County commissioner
District 3
301-645-0550
301-870-3000
Fax: 301-645-0560
commissioner@charlescounty.org

Gary V. Hodge (D)
County commissioner
District 4
301-645-0550
301-870-3000
Fax: 301-645-0560
commissioner@charlescounty.org

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Board of Education

Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building
5980 Radio Station Rd.
P.O. Box 2770
La Plata 20646
301-934-7224
301-870-3814
kstubblefield@ccboe.com
www.ccboe.com/site/boardofed/boardofed.htm
Members are elected by voters to four-year terms. The next election is in 2010. The board meets at 1 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month.

Donald M. Wade
Chairman
dwade@ccboe.com
301-934-7224

Roberta Wise
Vice chairman
rswise@ccboe.com
301-934-7224

Jennifer S. Abell
jabell@ccboe.com
301-934-7224

Collins A. Bailey
cbailey@ccboe.com
301-934-7224

Charles Carrington
cecarrington@ccboe.com
301-934-7224

Maura Cook
mcook@ccboe.com
301-934-7224

Pamela A. Pedersen
papedersen@ccboe.com
301-934-7224

Andrew Van Woerkom
Student member
Selected by the Charles County Association of Student Councils. Van Woerkom attends Westlake High School.
avanwoerkom@ccboe.com
301-934-7224

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County Officials

Sheila J. Sullivan
Public defender
301-609-9802
www.opd.state.md.us/locations/charles.htm

Leonard C. Collins Jr. (D)
State’s attorney
301-932-3350
stao@charlescounty.org

Jerome E. Peuler Jr. (R)
County treasurer
Charles County Treasurer’s Office
301-645-0685
peulerj@charlescounty.org
www.charlescounty.org/treas

Paul W. Comfort
Interim county administrator
County Administrator
County Government Building
200 Baltimore St.
La Plata 20646
www.charlescounty.org/commissioners/coadmin
Appointed by the Board of County Commissioners.

Roger L. Fink
County attorney
PO Box 2150
200 Baltimore St.
La Plata 20646
301-645-0555
finkr@charlescounty.org
www.charlescounty.org/coattorney
Appointed by the Board of County Commissioners.

John Reardon
Director
Department of Economic Development
103 Centennial St.
La Plata 20646
301-885-1340
reardonj@charlescounty.org
www.ccbiz.org/

Joanne Roland
Chief of Tourism
Department of Economic Development
County Government Building
200 Baltimore St.
La Plata 20646
301-645-0551
rolandj@charlescounty.org
www.charlescounty.org/tourism

Tracy A. Dickerson
Election director
Board of Elections
9320 W.& W. Industrial Rd.
La Plata 20646
301-934-8972
dickerst@charlescounty.org
www.charlescounty.org/boe
Members of the Board of Elections are appointed by the governor to four-year terms with state Senate consent. Current terms expire in 2007. The election director oversees operations of the office, which include voter registration and conducting elections.

Margaret E. Cheseldine
Director
Department of Community Services
101 Catalpa Dr., Suite 100
La Plata 20646
301-934-0100, Ext. 5100
cheseldm@charlescounty.org
www.charlescounty.org/cs
The department includes separate divisions for programs dealing with aging, child care, housing, recreation and transportation.

Donald P. McGuire
Director
Department of Emergency Services
10425 Audie Lane
La Plata 20646
301-609-3402
www.charlescounty.org/es
Appointed by the governor.

David Eicholtz
Acting director
Department of Fiscal Services
County Government Building
200 Baltimore St.
La Plata 20646
301-645-0571
eicholtd@charlescounty.org
www.charlescounty.org/fs

C. Devadason
Health officer
Health Department
4545 Crain Hwy.
White Plains 20695
301-609-6901
drd@dhmh.state.md.us
www.charlescountyhealth.org
Head of Health Department, appointed by the secretary of the state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The county department has separate offices for community health and prevention, environmental health, education, mental health and substance abuse.

Stephen A. Brayman
Director
Department of Human Resources
County Government Building
200 Baltimore St.
La Plata 20646
301-645-0578
braymans@charlescounty.org
www.charlescounty.org/hr

Richard Aldridge
Director
Department of Information Technology
County Government Building
200 Baltimore St.
La Plata 20646
301-645-0724
aldridgr@charlescounty.org
www.charlescounty.org/it

Roy E. Hancock
Director
Department of Planning and Growth Management
County Government Building
200 Baltimore St.
La Plata 20646
www.charlescounty.org/pgm

Michael T. Mudd
Director
Department of Public Facilities
1001 Radio Station Rd.
La Plata 20646
301-932-3440
muddm@charlescounty.org
www.charlescounty.org/pf

Rebecca Bolton Bridgett
Director
Department of Social Services
200 Kent Ave.
La Plata 20646
301-392-6600
rbridgett@dhr.state.md.us
www.dhr.state.md.us/charles.htm
Appointed by Board of County Commissioners with approval of the secretary of the state Department of Human Resources. The county Social Services Department has divisions dealing with child support enforcement, general services and family investment (food stamps, housing, etc.).

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Indian Head

4195 Indian Head Hwy.
Indian Head 20640
301-743-5511
301-753-6633
Fax: 301-743-9008
info@townofindianheadmd.org
www.townofindianheadmd.org
The Town Council meets at 7:30 p.m. the first Monday of the month. Council members are elected in nonpartisan contests to two-year terms. The council candidate with the most votes becomes mayor. Next elections are in May.

Dennis J. Scheessele
Mayor

Margie A. Posey
Vice mayor

Mary E. Thompson
Town Council member

Ryan Hicks
Interim town manager
301-743-5511
ryan@townofindianheadmd.org

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La Plata

305 Queen Anne St.
P.O. Box 2268
La Plata 20646
301-870-3377
301-934-8421
Fax: 301-934-5724
www.townoflaplata.org
Town Council meets at 7 p.m. the second and third Tuesdays of the month, and 6 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month. Nonpartisan elections are in May of oddnumbered years. Mayor and council members serve four-year terms.

Eugene Ambrogio
Mayor
At Large
301-934-8421, Ext. 129
genecyte@yahoo.com
Term expires in May 2009.

R. Wayne Winkler
Town Council member
Ward 1
301-934-8305
wwinkler@olg.com
Term expires in May.

C. Keith Back
Town Council member
Ward 2
301-392-3775
thebacks@comcast.net
Term expires in May.

Paddy Mudd
Town Council member
Ward 3
301-934-4804
paddy.mudd@verizon.net
Term expires in May 2009.

Vic E. Newman
Town Council member
Ward 4
301-934-5280
laplatacouncil@comcast.net
Term expires in May 2009.

Joseph W. Norris
Interim town manager
301-934-8421
Michelle D. Miner
Assistant town manager
301-934-8421
mminer@townoflaplata.org

Cassin B. Gittings
Chief
Police Department
101 La Grange Ave.
P.O. Box 2268
La Plata 20646
301-934-1500
cgittings@townoflaplata.org

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Port Tobacco

P.O. Box 344
Port Tobacco 20677
301-934-2474
Fax: 301-753-4150
kayvolman@hotmail.com
The Village Commission meets as needed at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Members are elected to four-year terms in nonpartisan contests. The next election is in April 2010.

John E. Hyde
Village Commission president

Calvin L. Compton Jr.
Village Commission member and clerk

Jerry Volman
Village Commission member and treasurer

Dorothy E. Barbour
Village Commission member

Frank B. Wade Jr.
Village Commission member

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Virginia House Delegation

District 27A

James E. Proctor Jr. (D)
House Office Building, Room 121
6 Bladen St.
Annapolis 21401
410-841-3083
301-858-3083
Fax: 410-841-3459
james.proctor@house.state.md.us
District 27A is in Prince George’s County and a small portion of Calvert County.

Joseph F. Vallario Jr. (D)
House Office
Building, Room 101
6 Bladen St.
Annapolis 21401
410-841-3488
301-858-3488
Fax: 410-841-3850
District 27A is in Prince George’s County and a small portion of Calvert County.

District 27B

Sue Kullen (D)
House Office Building, Room 151
6 Bladen St.
Annapolis 21401
410-841-3231
301-858-3231
sue.kullen@house.state.md.us

District 28

Sally Y. Jameson (D)
House Office Building, Room 427
6 Bladen St.
Annapolis 21401
410-841-3337
301-858-3337
sally.jameson@house.state.md.us

Murray D. Levy (D)
House Office
Building, Room 215
6 Bladen St.
Annapolis 21401
410-841-3325
301-858-3325
murray.levy@house.state.md.us

Peter F. Murphy (D)
House Office
Building, Room 215
6 Bladen St.
Annapolis 21401
410-841-3247
301-858-3247
peter.murphy@house.state.md.us

District 29A

John F. Wood Jr. (D)
House Office
Building, Room 422
6 Bladen St.
Annapolis 21401
410-841-3170
301-858-3170
301-884-2345 (Mechanicsville)
john.wood@house.state.md.us
mlis.state.md.us
District 29A is in St. Mary’s County and a small portion of Charles County.

District 29B

John L. Bohanan Jr. (D)
House Office Building, Room 350
6 Bladen St.
Annapolis 21401
410-841-3227
301-858-3227
john.bohanan@house.state.md.us
mlis.state.md.us
District 29B covers most of St. Mary’s County south of Leonardtown, excluding the area north of the Patuxent River Naval Air Station and east of Route 235.

District 29C

Anthony J. O’Donnell (R)
House Office Building, Room 212
6 Bladen St.
Annapolis 21401
410-841-3314
301-858-3314
410-326-0081 (Solomons)
anthony.odonnell@house.state.md.us
District 29C is in Calvert and St. Mary’s counties. O’Donnell is the minority whip.

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State Senate Delegation

District 27

Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. (D)
State House, H-107
Annapolis 21401
410-841-3700
301-858-3700
Fax: 410-841-3910
301-868-6931 (Clinton)
thomas.v.mike.miller@senate.state.md.us
mlis.state.md.us
District includes northern Calvert County and portions of Prince George’s County.

District 28

Thomas M. Middleton (D)
Senate Office Building, 3 East Wing
11 Bladen St.
Annapolis 21401
410-841-3616
301-858-3616
301-870-1747 (Waldorf)
Fax: 410-841-3682
thomas.mclain.middleton@senate.state.md.us
mlis.state.md.us
District 28 includes nearly all of Charles County.

District 29

Roy P. Dyson (D)
Senate Office Building, Room 102
11 Bladen St.
Annapolis 21401
410-841-3673
301-858-3673
301-994-2826 (Great Mills)
Fax: 410-841-3928
roy.dyson@senate.state.md.us
mlis.state.md.us
District includes southern Calvert County, all of St. Mary’s County and a small portion of Charles County.

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U.S. Congress

Senate
Benjamin L. Cardin (D)

509 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington 20510
202-224-4524
Fax: 202-224-1651
www.cardin.senate.gov

Baltimore office
100 S. Charles St.
Tower 1, Suite 1710
Baltimore 21201
410-962-4436
Fax: 410-962-4156
TDD: 410-962-3210

Barbara A. Mikulski (D)

503 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington 20510
202-224-4654
Fax: 202-224-8858
www.mikulski.senate.gov

Annapolis office
60 West St., Suite 202
Annapolis 21401
410-263-1805
Baltimore line: 410-269-1650
Fax: 410-263-5949

Baltimore office
Brown’s Wharf
1629 Thames St., Suite 400
Baltimore 21231
410-962-4510
Fax: 410-962-4760
TDD: 410-962-4512

Greenbelt office
6404 Ivy Lane, Suite 406
Greenbelt 20770
301-345-5517
Fax: 301-345-7573

Hagerstown office
32 W. Washington St., Room 203
Hagerstown 21740
301-797-2826
Fax: 301-797-2241

Salisbury office
1201 Pemberton Dr., Suite 1E
Building B
Salisbury 21801
410-546-7711
Fax: 410-546-9324

House
1st District

Wayne T. Gilchrest (R)
2245 Rayburn
House Office Building
Washington 20515
202-225-5311
Fax: 202-225-0254
www.gilchrest.house.gov

Baltimore and Harford counties office
112 W. Pennsylvania Ave.,
No. 102
Bel Air 21014
410-838-2517
888-393-3915
Fax: 410-838-7823

Mid- and Lower-Shore office
1 Plaza E
Salisbury 21801
410-749-3184
Fax: 410-749-8458

Upper-Shore office
315 High St., No. 105
Chestertown 21620
410-778-9407
877-891-9719
Fax: 410-778-9560

2nd District

C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D)
1730 Longworth
House Office Building
Washington 20515
202-225-3061
Fax: 202-225-3094
www.dutch.house.gov

District office
375 W. Padonia Rd., Suite 200
Timonium 21093
410-628-2701
Fax: 410-628-2708

3rd District

John P. Sarbanes (D)
426 Cannon
House Office Building
Washington 20515
202-225-4016
Fax: 202-225-9219
www.sarbanes.house.gov

Annapolis office:
Arundel Center
44 Calvert St., Suite 349
Annapolis 21401

Towson office:
600 Baltimore Ave., Suite 303
Towson 21204
410-832-8890
Fax: 410-832-8898

4th District

Albert R. Wynn (D)
2470 Rayburn
House Office Building
Washington 20515
202-225-8699
Fax: 202-225-8714
www.wynn.house.gov

Gaithersburg office
18401 Woodfield Rd., Suite D
Gaithersburg 20879
301-987-2054
Fax: 301-987-2097

Largo office
9200 Basil Ct., Suite 221
Largo 20774
301-773-4094
Fax: 301-925-9694

5th District

Steny H. Hoyer (D)
1705 Longworth
House Office Building
Washington 20515
202-225-4131
Fax: 202-225-4300
www.hoyer.house.gov

Greenbelt District office
U.S. District Courthouse
6500 Cherrywood Lane,
Suite 310
Greenbelt 20770
301-474-0119
Fax: 301-474-4697

Waldorf District office
401 Post Office Rd., Suite 202
Waldorf 20602
301-843-1577
Fax: 301-843-1331

6th District

Roscoe G. Bartlett (R)
2412 Rayburn
House Office Building
Washington 20515
202-225-2721
Fax: 202-225-2193
www.house.gov/bartlett

Allegany and Garrett counties office
1 Frederick St., Suite 2
Cumberland 21502
301-724-3105
800-889-3012
Fax: 301-724-3538

Carroll, Harford and Baltimore
counties office
15 E. Main St., Suite 110
Westminster 21157
410-857-1115
800-705-2385
Fax: 410-857-1329

Frederick County office
7360 Guilford Dr.,
Suite 101
Frederick 21704
301-694-3030
888-297-8006
Fax: 301-694-6674

Washington and Montgomery counties office
11377 Robinwood Dr., Suite F
Hagerstown 21742
301-797-6043
888-863-4581
Fax: 301-797-2385

7th District

Elijah E. Cummings (D)
2235 Rayburn
House Office Building
Washington 20515
202-225-4741
Fax: 202-225-3178
www.house.gov/cummings

Baltimore office
1010 Park Ave., Suite 105
Baltimore 21201
410-685-9199
Fax: 410-685-9399

Baltimore County office
754 Frederick Rd.
Catonsville 21228
410-719-8777
Fax: 410-455-0110

Ellicott City office
8267 Main St., Room 102
Ellicott City 21043
410-465-8259
Fax: 410-465-8740

8th District

Chris Van Hollen (D)
1707 Longworth
House Office Building
Washington 20515
202-225-5341
Fax: 202-225-0375
www.house.gov/vanhollen

Hyattsville office
6475 New Hampshire Ave.,
Suite C-210
Hyattsville 20783
301-891-6982
Fax: 301-891-6985

Rockville office
51 Monroe St., Suite 507
Rockville 20850
301-424-3501
Fax: 301-424-5992

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Courts

Circuit Court

Courthouse
200 Charles St.
La Plata 20646
301-932-3202
www.courts.state.md.us/clerks/charles
There are four judges in Charles. Judges are appointed by the governor or elected by voters to 15-year terms.

Robert C. Nalley
County administrative judge
301-932-3270
www.courts.state.md.us/clerks/
charles/judges.html
The county administrative judge is chosen by the administrative judge for the 7th Judicial Circuit, which includes Calvert, Charles, St. Mary’s and Prince George’s counties. Nalley’s term expires in 2021.

Steven G. Chappelle
Associate judge
301-932-3430
Term expires in 2011.

Christopher C. Henderson
Associate judge
301-932-3250
Term expires in 2013.

Amy J. Bragunier
Associate judge
301-932-3265
Term expires in 2019.

Sharon L. Hancock (D)
Clerk of the Circuit Court
301-932-3202
301-870-2659
888-932-2072, Ext. 202
www.courts.state.md.us/clerks/charles
The clerk is elected by voters to a four-year term. The next election is in 2010.

District Court

Courthouse
200 Charles St.
La Plata 20646
301-932-3300
800-941-3463
www.courts.state.md.us/district/directories/courtmap.html#charles
Judges are appointed by the governor with Senate consent to 10-year terms. They must be reconfirmed for subsequent terms.

Richard A. Cooper
Associate judge
301-932-3300
Term expires this year.

W. Louis Hennessy
Associate judge
301-932-3300
Term expires in 2015.

Richard A. Parker
Administrative clerk
301-932-3300
443-550-6703

Orphans’ Court

Courthouse
200 Charles St.
P.O. Box 3080
La Plata 20646
301-932-3345
Fax: 301-932-3349
Judges are elected to four-year terms. The next election is in 2010. The chief judge is designated by the governor.

J. Lorraine Berry (D)
Judge

Warren A. Bowie (D)
Judge

Warren A. Bowie (D)
Judge

Elizabeth L. Garner (R)
Judge

Register of Wills

Courthouse
200 Charles St.
La Plata 20646
301-932-3345
888-256-0054
www.registers.state.md.us/county/ch/html/charles.html
Elected by voters to a four-year term. The next election is in 2010.

Susie C. Bowles (R)
Register of wills
301-932-3345
888-256-0054
www.registers.state.md.us/county/ch/html/charles.html

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