I am Charles E. Sydnor III and I’m proud to be one of your delegates for District 44B. Thanks for visiting my website.  I firmly believe that we make better decisions when everyone is engaged and informed.  This website is my effort to engage and inform you about what our government is doing.   This website is designed to help you to engage me and your other government officials and to follow my work on your behalf.  Additionally, this website is intended to allow me to do a better job for you during my time in office.  We want to demystify government for you and empower you to participate in the decisions that are being made on your behalf.

This website provides a variety of information about what your government is doing on your behalf as well as contact information so that you may let your voice be heard.  Additionally we have a contact page for you to interact with my office so that we may provide you constituent service. By way of example, if you have some need of a state agency, whatever your state issue may be, you’re going to be able to obtain help by using this website. 

Additionally, there is information about the various communities and the associations which exist to represent them, as well as a District 44B Community Calendar.  You may use this calendar to inform the District about events around the District.  District 44B is home to beautiful Patapsco State Park as well as other parks you’ll discover on this website.

If you’re planning a trip to Annapolis with a school group or your family, we want to be able to help organize a tour of your state capitol! You can do that on our website.  Also for those of you planning to attend college, when available, you will be able to obtain a scholarship application for the upcoming school year

To be even more engaged, I ask that you sign up on this website. I also encourage you to follow me on Twitter and like Delegate Charles E. Sydnor III on Facebook to receive more frequent updates of what I am doing. It’s a place where you can keep track of our activities, and find updates regarding what we’re working on as well as the issues we are addressing. You can also sign up to volunteer.  Finally, I urge you to sign up to receive our monthly update by email. Our newsletter tells you what we’re working on, what we’ve done, and what we plan to do.

I appreciate hearing from my constituents, whether you are asking for help resolving a problem with a state agency, or you just want to share your ideas about good government. Many of the bills I sponsor stem from conversations with constituents on the everyday issues they face, and I encourage you to contact me with any ideas you have.

Words cannot express the gratitude that I have for your having elected me to represent you in Annapolis.  I’m truly honored and privileged to be your State Delegate.  I look forward to working to better our community by serving the people! 


Spotlight On House Bill 700: Fixing Maryland's Hate Crime Statute

District Dispatch

bill_700.pngAnyone that knows me, knows that I will sometimes look to song to draw upon which capture life.  I could not help but to think about Abel Meeropol’s poem, sung and performed by Billie Holliday. The lyrics are: 

Southern trees bear strange fruit
Blood on the leaves and blood at the root
Black bodies swinging in the southern breeze
Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees

Pastoral scene of the gallant south
The bulging eyes and the twisted mouth
Scent of magnolias, sweet and fresh
Then the sudden smell of burning flesh

Here is fruit for the crows to pluck
For the rain to gather, for the wind to suck
For the sun to rot, for the trees to drop
Here is a strange and bitter crop

Spotlight On House Bill 319: Why I'm Fighting For It's Passage

District Dispatch

sydnor_district_dispatch_1.pngOne of the best parts about representing the people of the district is being able to work with them to address a problem, whether it is legislatively or otherwise. This summer, my constituent, Mr. Phillips, reached out to me regarding a situation he experienced which he felt was unfair. After reading his email I too felt it was an issue that needed to be addressed. According to Mr. Phillips, his son has had tardiness and attendance problems since he was a sophomore. There were days that Mr. Phillips would drop his son off outside the front door and watch him walk into the building, only later to receive a message from the school that his son was not in attendance. Mr. Phillips contacted the school about giving him consequences for his actions. All it offered was detention, and when his son ignored it, no further disciplinary actions were taken in holding his son responsible for his lack of attendance.

2017 End of Session Letter



2017 End of Session Letter

Dear Friends & Neighbors,

The 2017 Legislative Session of the Maryland General Assembly has just concluded and while some things my colleagues and I worked to accomplish fell short, I would describe this session as successful in many other ways. At the beginning of the session, I was appointed Chair of the Civil Law and Procedure Subcommittee, thus a member of the leadership of the Judiciary Committee and the Maryland House of Delegates.  

As your delegate, I have an opportunity to help address individual concerns every day.  In fact, much of our work done is focused on constituent services. During session, as well as when session is adjourned, much of our time is devoted to responding to your emails, telephone calls, and letters that express concerns regarding legislation, personal matters, and issues in the community.  By way of example, my office was successful in responding to a constituent request to have a  new bus shelter and bench installed at a bus stop on Ingleside in Catonsville. In addition, we have worked with a variety of state agencies to  address constituent concerns like street racing on I-70, storm drain backups, trash dumping, MTA bus service,  grass cutting along Route 40, and the maintenance of Western Star Cemetery. Raising these concerns have helped me to help you address our community’s needs and this has been extremely helpful. I do not take any of this for granted.

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Workers' Compensation Commission

Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 09:30 AM

Subject: Public Meeting

Add'l. Info: Portions of this meeting may be held in closed session.

Contact: Amy Lackington (410) 864-5300

Advisory Council On Cemetery Operations

Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 10:00 AM | Dept. of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation in Baltimore, MD

Subject: Public Meeting

Contact: Deborah Rappazzo (410) 230-6229

Maryland State Lottery And Gaming Control Commission

Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 10:00 AM | Montgomery Park Business Center in Baltimore, MD

Subject: Public Meeting

Contact: Kathy L. Lingo (410) 230-8790

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