[Photograph of State Senator] THOMAS McLAIN (MAC) MIDDLETON, Democrat, District 28, Charles County.

Member of Senate since 1995. Senate Chair, Joint Subcommittee on Program Open Space and Agricultural Land Preservation, 1995-. Member, Budget and Taxation Committee, 1995- (health, education & human resources subcommittee, 1995-98; public safety, transportation, economic development & natural resources subcommittee, 1999, 2001-; health & human services subcommittee, 2000; chair, capital budget subcommittee, 1997-); Legislative Policy Committee, 1997-; Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics, 1997-; Special Committee on Gaming, 2001-. Co-Chair, Joint Task Force on Payment Schedule of Property Taxes, 1995-96. Senate Chair, Task Force to Study County Property-Tax Setoffs and Related Fiscal Issues, 1997.

Chair, Planning Commission, Charles County, 1981-85. President, County Commissioners of Charles County, 1986-94. Member, Social Services Board, Charles County, 1986-94. Member, Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland (chair, 1990-92). Vice-Chair, Metropolitan Washington Air Quality Committee, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, 1992- (chair, public participation & education committee). Member, U.S. 301 South Corridor Transportation Study Task Force, 1994-96; Forvm for Rural Maryland, 1996-; Maryland Historical Trust, 1997-98; Partnership Policy Council on Block Grants, 1997-98; Task Force to Study the Governance, Coordination, and Funding of the University System of Maryland, 1998-99; Commission on Transportation Investment, 1999. Co-Chair, Study Panel to Review Economic Development Financing Programs, 1999. Chair, Task Force on Driver's Education Programs in Maryland, 1999. Member, Commission on Education Finance, Equity, and Excellence, 1999-2000; Task Force on Tobacco Crop Conversion in Maryland, 1999; Transit Policy Panel, 2000; Task Force to Study the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation, 2000-; Maryland Competitive Advantage Financing Fund Work Group, 2000-; Virginia-Maryland Joint Commission on Regional Transportation, 2000-. Co-Chair, Task Force on Resource-Based Industry in Maryland, 2000-. Born in La Plata, Maryland, September 1, 1945. Attended Charles County Community College; Mount St. Mary's College, B.S. (biology), 1968. Military Intelligence, U.S. Army, 1968-71. Owner and operator, Cedar Hill Farm, near Waldorf. Board of Trustees, Physicians Memorial Hospital. Board member, Tri-County Youth Service Bureau; Health Service Agency. A founder of Charles County Christmas in April. Member, 4-H; Farm Bureau. Distinguished Leadership Award, Maryland Chapter, American Planning Association, 1993. Married; three children.

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