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Charles E. Sydnor III

Democrat, District 44, Baltimore County


James Senate Office Building, Room 216
11 Bladen St., Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 841-3612, (301) 858-3612
1-800-492-7122, ext. 3612 (toll free)
fax: (410) 841-3, (301) 858-3

Senator Charles E. Sydnor III was born and raised in Baltimore City, Maryland and is a

resident of Ellicott Mills.  Charles is employed as an Assistant General Counsel with the

Columbia, Maryland based affordable housing organization, Enterprise Community

Investment, Inc.  He is married to Myra Sydnor and they are parents to Camryn, Cailyn

and Chyler Sydnor. 

In addition to his work at Enterprise, Charles was sworn into the Maryland Senate on

January 8, 2020 to represent District 44, which includes communities in both Baltimore

City and Baltimore County, and serves on the Judicial Proceedings Committee. 

Additionally, Charles was appointed to Joint Committee on Cybersecurity, Information

Technology, and Biotechnology, the Joint Committee on Ending Homelessness, and State

Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy.

Prior to his time in the Senate, Charles served in Maryland’s House of Delegate, where

he served on the House Judiciary Committee chairing both the Civil Law and Procedures

subcommittee and the Criminal Law and Procedures subcommittee during his tenure.

During his first term in office, Charles successfully introduced legislation for police

departments to adopt body cameras and has worked on legislation to regulate the use of

certain surveillance devices by law enforcement agencies.

Charles matriculated at and received his Juris Doctor and Masters of Policy Sciences

from the University of Maryland School of Law and University of Maryland Baltimore

County, respectively.  Charles also matriculated and received his Bachelor’s degree with

honors from Johns Hopkins University and his A-course diploma from Baltimore

Polytechnic Institute.  Charles is admitted to practice before Maryland and District of

Columbia courts and the United States Supreme Court.

Charles is a recipient of the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

Black Law Student Association’s Graduate of the Year Award (2020), Maryland

Consumer Rights Coalition’s Most Promising Legislator Award (2017), Daily Record’s

Leadership in Law Award (2012), the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School

of Law’s Public Service Award (2000) and Johns Hopkins University’s Student

Excellence Award for Leadership and Service Award (1996).

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