MEET CHARLES E. SYDNOR, III - CANDIDATE FOR THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES, 44B
Who is Charles E. Syndor, III?
Charles was born and grew up in Baltimore City, Maryland and is a resident of Catonsville, Maryland. Charles is married and a father of three girls who are enrolled at local a Baltimore County Public School.
Charles is employed with the Columbia, Maryland based public charity, Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. as a senior attorney. At Enterprise, Charles supports the charity’s mission to create opportunity for low- and moderate income people through affordable housing in diverse, thriving communities. Charles has worked within Enterprise’s Legal department since 2001. Prior to his tenure at Enterprise, Charles clerked for the Honorable William D. Quarles at the Circuit Court for Baltimore City.
Charles matriculated at and received his Juris Doctor and Master's of Policy Sciences from the University of Maryland School of Law and University of Maryland Baltimore County, respectively, in May 2000. Charles also matriculated and received his Bachelor’s degree with departmental honors from Johns Hopkins University and his A-course diploma from Baltimore Polytechnic Institute. Charles is a member of the American Bar Association, Maryland State Bar Association and Baltimore County Bar Association and admitted to practice before Maryland and District of Columbia courts and the United States Supreme Court.
Charles has volunteered his time with a number of public charities in a variety of roles, including associate general counsel of Alpha Phi Alpha Education Foundation, Inc., Legal committee member of Baltimore Neighborhoods, Inc., Peer Reviewer and a member of the Standards for Excellence Code Strengthening Taskforce for Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations, Inc., and pro bono attorney for the Clarence “Du” Burns Memorial Fund as well as clientele of both the Community Law Center, Inc and Maryland Volunteer Lawyer Services. Charles is a member of both Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., the national leadership honor society Omicron Delta Kappa, Inc., and the American Constitution Society where he organized the 2012 Constitution in the Classroom for the school children around the Baltimore Metropolitan area.
Charles recently completed his terms of service on the Chesapeake Executive Council Citizens Advisory Committee, the Maryland Consumer Council and the Maryland Red Line Citizens' Advisory Council.
Charles is a member of Loyola University Maryland Sellinger School of Business’s Leadership Essentials (Class of 2013), the Associated Black Charities’ Board Pipeline (Class of 2010) and the Black-Jewish Forum of Baltimore’s Leadership Initiative (Class of 2006).
For his community service, Charles has received the 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 (1996).