Charles was sworn into the Maryland State Senate on January 8, 2020, after serving as an elected delegate representing District 44B beginning in January 2015. Charles served on the House's Judiciary Committee and the Judiciary's Civil Law & Procedure and Criminal Justice subcommittees. He is a member of the Baltimore County Delegation where he serves on the Public Safety Committee, and is a member of the Legislative Black Caucus.
Charles was born and grew up in Baltimore City, Maryland. He is married to Myra and they have three daughters. He and his family reside in Catonsville, Maryland. 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 departmental honors from Johns Hopkins University and his A-course diploma from Baltimore Polytechnic Institute.
Professionally, 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 is also a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., the national leadership honor society Omicron Delta Kappa, Inc., and the American Constitution Society. Charles also served on the Chesapeake Executive Council Citizens Advisory Committee, the Maryland Consumer Council, and the Maryland Red Line Citizens' Advisory Council. As a result of his service to the community, Charles has received numerous awards acknowledging his service; including Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition's Legislator (2017), the Daily Record’s Leadership in Law (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).
Charles is employed with the Columbia, Maryland based affordable housing organization as Assistant General Counsel. Charles supports the company’s mission to create opportunities for low- and moderate-income people through affordable housing in diverse, thriving communities. Charles has worked within the organization’s Legal Department since 2001.
I take great pride in being a resource to my constituents. My office does our best in assisting citizens who reach out with their concerns and suggestions.
We can help you with issues and concerns important to you, such as:
• Cleanliness of our community including highways and public spaces
• mass transits and bus stops; or
• any other issue regarding our state government
As a representative of District 44B, I look forward to hearing from you.
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Our State Constitution is clear, "all Government of right originates from the People ... and instituted solely for the good of the whole...." You are the government, and must not forget that or ever cede your rightful place within it. When you elected me as your delegate, you simply delegated to me the authority to introduce and vote on legislation on your behalf. And while I may be one of your official voices here in Annapolis, you still must exercise your voice.
Government should be responsive to the people, bettering the communities that we reside within. You have entrusted me with a trust that I do not take for granted. Each day that I serve as your delegate, I will always remember this and do my best to be responsive to your needs.