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Charles E. Sydnor III

Charles E. Sydnor III

Maryland politician
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro Maryland politician
Occupations Politician
Gender male
Education Johns Hopkins University
The details

Charles E. Sydnor III (born March 18, 1974) is an American politician who represents district 44B in the Maryland House of Delegates. a member of the House Judiciary Committee and the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland.


Delegate Sydnor grew up in the West Hills section of Baltimore City and graduated from the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute high school in 1992. In 1996, after 4 years of college, he earned a bachelor's degree in history from Johns Hopkins University. He simultaneously earned a master's degree from the University of Maryland Baltimore County in policy science and a juris doctorate from University of Maryland School of Law; both being awarded in 2000.

Delegate Sydnor served as a law clerk for the Honorable William D. Quarles in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City. Thereafter, in 2001, he began his legal career as staff attorney with Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.

In the Legislature

Delegate Sydnor was sworn in on January 14, 2015 and assigned to the House Judiciary Committee and to that committee's Civil Law and Procedure and Criminal Justice subcommittees. Later that year, Delegate Sydnor also served on the Commission for Body-worn Cameras and was appointed to the National Conference of State Legislatures’ Law, Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee.

In 2016, Delegate Sydnor was appointed to the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland’s Executive Board as it Parliamentarian.

On January 11, 2017, Delegate Sydnor was named chair of the Civil Law and Procedure subcommittee.

Legislative notes

  • In 2015, Delegate Sydnor was the primary sponsor of HB533 ( Public Safety - Law Enforcement Officers - Body-Worn Digital Recording Device and Electronic Control Device ), a law enabling Maryland police officers to use body-worn cameras and Baltimore City and Baltimore County - Police Behavioral Health Units - Pilot Program which established behavioral health units consisting of specially trained officers who are to identify individuals with mental health and/or substance use disorders .
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