[photo, State Senator Thomas M. Middleton] THOMAS McLAIN (MAC) MIDDLETON, Democrat, District 28, Charles County.

Member of Senate since 1995. Senate Chair, Joint Subcommittee on Program Open Space and Agricultural Land Preservation, 1995-. Member, Budget and Taxation Committee, 1995- (health, education & human resources subcommittee, 1995-98; public safety, transportation, economic development & natural resources subcommittee, 1999, 2001-; health & human services subcommittee, 2000; chair, capital budget subcommittee, 1997-); Legislative Policy Committee, 1997- (management subcommittee, 2002-); Special Committee on Gaming, 2001-; Spending Affordability Committee, 2002-. Senate Chair, Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics, 2002- (member, 1997-). Co-Chair, Joint Task Force on Payment Schedule of Property Taxes, 1995-96. Senate Chair, Task Force to Study County Property-Tax Setoffs and Related Fiscal Issues, 1997. Member, Senate Committee on Redistricting, 2001-02; Joint Committee on the Selection of the State Treasurer, 2002.

Chair, Planning Commission, Charles County, 1981-85. President, County Commissioners of Charles County, 1986-94. Member, Social Services Board, Charles County, 1986-94. Member, Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland (chair, 1990-92). Vice-Chair, Metropolitan Washington Air Quality Committee, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, 1992- (chair, public participation & education committee). Member, U.S. 301 South Corridor Transportation Study Task Force, 1994-96; Forvm for Rural Maryland, 1996-; Maryland Historical Trust, 1997-98; Partnership Policy Council on Block Grants, 1997-98; Task Force to Study the Governance, Coordination, and Funding of the University System of Maryland, 1998-99; Commission on Transportation Investment, 1999. Co-Chair, Study Panel to Review Economic Development Financing Programs, 1999. Chair, Task Force on Driver's Education Programs in Maryland, 1999. Member, Task Force on Tobacco Crop Conversion in Maryland, 1999; Commission on Education Finance, Equity, and Excellence, 1999-2000; Transit Policy Panel, 2000; Task Force to Study the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation, 2000-01. Co-Chair, Task Force on Resource-Based Industry in Maryland, 2000-02. Member, Maryland Competitive Advantage Financing Fund Work Group, 2000-; Virginia-Maryland-District of Columbia Joint Legislative Commission on Interstate Transportation, 2000-; Task Force to Study Adult Education Services in Maryland, 2001; Task Force on Upgrading Sewerage Systems, 2001-02; Commission on Maryland's Fiscal Structure, 2002-; Maryland Tourism Development Board, 2002-; Statewide Water Conservation Advisory Committee, 2002-; Advisory Committee on the Management and Protection of the State's Water Resources, 2002-. Born in La Plata, Maryland, September 1, 1945. Attended Charles County Community College; Mount St. Mary's College, B.S. (biology), 1968. Military Intelligence, U.S. Army, 1968-71. Owner and operator, Cedar Hill Farm, near Waldorf. Board of Trustees, Physicians Memorial Hospital. Board member, Tri-County Youth Service Bureau; Health Service Agency. A founder of Charles County Christmas in April. Member, 4-H; Farm Bureau. Distinguished Leadership Award, Maryland Chapter, American Planning Association, 1993. Married; three children.

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