Charles E. Sydnor III
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).