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Senator Mac Middleton

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Local Address: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Maryland General Assembly

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • House Economic Matters Committee Chairman
    Dereck Davis


  • Charles County Community College
  • bachelors of science degree
    Mt. St. Mary's College
88 Total References
Web References
Senator Mac Middleton, 21 Feb 2006 [cached]
Born in September 1945 in La Plata, Md., Mac grew up in a large family - one of fourteen. He graduated from Charles County Community College in 1966, then earned a bachelors of science degree from Mt. St. Mary's College in 1968. He served in U.S. Army Intelligence from 1968 to 1971. Returning from the army, he has worked on his family farm - Cedar Hill Farm - and remained active in the community ever since.
Mac is the Maryland General Assembly's only full-time farmer. As a farmer, Mac knows the challenges faced by all small business owners. He also recognizes the challenges in retaining Charles County's rural atmosphere, working to preserve our quality of life.
Mac and his wife Joan are strong supporters of public education. All three of their children - Kelly, Brooke and Bret - attended and graduated from Charles County public schools. All three have graduated from Maryland colleges or universities. Joan works for the College of Southern Maryland in La Plata. On the State level, Mac has developed a reputation as a strong supporter of Maryland's higher education institutions.
Mac has served the people of Charles County for years. As a member then as chairman of the Charles County Planning Commission from 1978 to 1985, Mac worked for better management of growth in the county. Elected in 1986 as president of the Charles County Commissioners, Mac worked to improve county government services, education, and growth management. He helped steer the county through tough fiscal times during the last recession, ultimately improving the county's bond rating - a reflection of his fiscally conservative management style.
After Charles County voters elected him to the Maryland Senate in 1994, Mac has quickly become a rising star. After only three years in the Senate, he was named chairman of the Senate Capital Budget Subcommittee, a very rare honor for a freshman senator. He was considered an even-handed, fiscally conservative leader on the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee. Recognized as a fair-minded and responsible legislator, he was named as co-chair of the Senate Legislative Ethics Committee. In 2003, he continued his climb in the Senate leadership, being named chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, a challenging but influential post. He is also a member of the Legislative Policy Committee, the Spending Affordability Committee, the Executive Nominations Committee, and the Senate Rules Committee. He is co-chair of the Committee on Agricultural Preservation and Open Space.
Mac also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Maryland Historical Trust and the Maryland Tourism Council, Special Committee on State Employee Rights and Protections, Senate Chair, Joint Legislative Task Force on Small-Group Market Health Insurance, Joint Oversight Committee on the Department of Juvenile Services, Joint Committee on the Selection of the State Treasurer, Joint Legislative Task Force on Universal Access to Quality and Affordable Health Care, National Conference of State Legislatures Agriculture & Rural Development Committee, Environment and Energy Committee, Chesapeake Bay Commission, Task Force on Health Care Access and Reimbursement, and Southern States Energy Board.
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BWCC News, 4 Oct 2012 [cached]
Thanks also to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Mac Middleton, House Economic Matters Committee Chairman Dereck Davis and Julie Ellen Squire, assistant secretary for DLLR's Division of Unemployment Insurance, for working with the business community to reach a compromise that strengthened Maryland's unemployment insurance system.
Mac Middleton Events, 8 Jan 2015 [cached]
Mac Middleton Events
Senator Middleton with good friends, Former Senators Bobby Neall and P.J. Hogan, Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr., and Former Delegate Murray Levy at his son, Bret's wedding in June 2010.
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News Release :: Delmarva Poultry Industry Inc., 17 April 2013 [cached]
DPI's Medal of Achievement award for an elected person was presented to Maryland State Senator Mac Middleton of Charles County in Southern Maryland. Senator Middleton, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, is one of the few farmers in the Maryland General Assembly. He has been a strong supporter of the chicken industry and agriculture in general since joining the Senate in 1995. Senator Middleton was recognized, in part, because of his outreach to the chicken industry on General Assembly issues. Though his district does not include Delmarva's chicken industry, he understands its importance to farmers in his area and to all citizens of Maryland. As chairman of the Chesapeake Bay Commission in 2010, he sought DPI's input on federal Chesapeake Bay legislation. He involved DPI in this year's Agricultural Certainty bill in the General Assembly, a bill to help speed water quality improvement in the Chesapeake Bay while offering incentives for farmers to go beyond the minimum on environmental stewardship. He included the chicken industry in last year's legislation to provide estate tax relief for heirs of farmland.
Among his accomplishments for agriculture, he successfully sponsored bills to: create the Maryland Agricultural Education and Rural Development Assistance Fund; to help the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation in various ways; to provide additional money, through the Agricultural Stewardship Act of 2006, for on-farm environmental programs and to assistant beginning farmers; and to create the agriculturally-focused economic development finance agency called the Maryland Agricultural and Resource-Based Industry Development Corporation.
Additionally, Senator Middleton has brokered numerous legislative compromises to make bills that were destined to pass more palatable to agriculture, a large factor in selecting him for this DPI recognition. In being presented his award, DPI noted that "if we had more like him in the Maryland General Assembly, all our lives would be easier."
Senator Mac Middleton, 21 Feb 2006 [cached]
Mac Middleton = Leadership
Since arriving in Annapolis, Mac has been a leader for Charles County and the State. Mac believes in working cooperatively, building consensus and moving forward. He has worked with his Senate colleagues, the Delegates representing Charles County, local elected leaders, and the entire community. He has earned respect as a leader in the State House and around the State, rising in the Senate leadership. Here's what some are saying about Mac…
Middleton Honored by ARC -- Senator Thomas Mac Middleton was among the four legislators to receive the 2008 Legislative Leadership Award from the ARC of Maryland during its annual awards ceremony in May. Middleton was recognized for his work during this year's Session for sponsoring SB 305 - the Community Services Rate Reimbursement Commission to ensure the existence of an independent body to make recommendations on the Community Programs COLA and rates allowing services to keep pace with inflation and trends in best practices.
The well-regarded Middleton, who serves as chairman of the Budget and Taxation Capital Budget Subcommittee, is regarded as one of the few senators with the abilities to be a future Senate President. Baltimore Sun - April 23, 2002
"I have served in public office with Mac for 16 years and know him to be one of the most decent, honest elected officials in Maryland. I am proud to call Mac my friend. Having served in county and state office, Mac has the rare ability to understand county government's concerns while putting them in a statewide perspective. As a past president of the Maryland Association of Counties, I regard Mac as a true friend of local government. Every Senator in Annapolis I know holds Mac in the highest regard. If we are to be judged by our peers, Mac gets an A-plus. As a State Senator, Mac quickly rose to a position of leadership as chairman of the Senate Capital Budget Sub Committee. But while Mac rises even higher in the leadership jobs in the State Senate, he will never forget his roots in Charles County. Murray Levy Charles County Commissioners President
"Mac Middleton has demonstrated fiscal conservatism and fairness.
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