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STATE CENTRAL COMMITTEES
The two main political parries in Maryland are each governed by a state central committee. The state central
committee is composed of the members of the central committee of the party for the counties and Baltimore City
Each political party functions under its own constitution and bylaws (Code 1957, Art. 33, secs. 11-1 through 11-3).
DEMOCRATIC STATE CENTRAL COMMITTEE OF MARYLAND
Nathan Landow, Chairperson
Vera P Hall, Vice-Chairperson
Delores Kelley, Secretary
James C. Rosapepe, Treasurer
Carolyn W Smith, Executive Director
National Committeepersons: Clarence W Blount; Lanny J. Davis; Juanita Miller; Mary Jo Neville.
Regional Chairpersons: Thomas Dixon III (Anne Arundel County); James C. Dugent, Charles Kelly,
Brian K. McHale, Michele L. Rosenberg (Baltimore City); John Appel, Leslie Hutchinson,
Kathryn J. Peters (Baltimore County); Judith E. Clancy, Gregory Pecoraro (CentralMaryland);
Nancy C. Voss (Eastern Shore); Thomas E. Bratten, Jr., Mary Law Miller, Marjorie Stanley
(Montgomery County); Rose Cobb, Joel D. Rozner, Patricia Williamson (Prince George's County);
Robert H. Goldsmith (SouthernMaryland); Thomas G. Slater (WesternMaryland).
Leslie Hutchinson (President), David Olstein, Young Democrats of Maryland
Maybelle Jones, United Democratic Women's Clubs of Maryland
Frank Gorman, Counsel
Terms expire 1990.
224 Main St.
Annapolis, MD 21401 280-2300
The governing body of the Maryland Democratic Party is the Democratic State Central Committee.
Committee members are elected from their respective county or legislative district or are honorary members
(nonvoting) designated by the Committee. Honorary members may include elected Democratic officials such
as the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Comptroller, U.S. Senator, or U.S. Representative.
Honorary memberships also may be extended to former Democratic governors and representatives of the
Ifbung Democrats of Maryland, the United Democratic Women's Clubs of Maryland, Maryland members of
the Democratic National Committee and any others so designated by the State Central Committee.
Local Democratic central committees are elected by local voters in each gubernatorial primary election.
Members serve four-year terms. A member of a local Democratic central committee must be a registered
Democratic voter and a bona fide resident of the county or legislative district represented. Any qualified
person may run for the office by filing a candidacy with the local Board of Supervisors of Elections.
LOCAL CENTRAL COMMITTEES
John Coyle, Jr., Chairperson.
William Baker; Mary Keating; John McGreevy;
James J. Ortiz; Mary Jane Stakem; Dolores Turner.
Trevor Kiessling, Jr., Dist. 31, Chairperson.
Dist. 29A: Francis Hall Chaney II. Dist. 30: Gerald
Ackerman; Ellen Mover. Dist. 31: Luke T. Anthony;
Ashby Jenkins, Jr. Dist. 32: Richard H. Carter;
Thomas H. Dixon III; C. Edward Middlebrooks.
Dist. 33: Gilda Atas; Jeanette Colter; James A. Hoage.
Agnes Welch, Dist. 41, Chairperson.
Dist. 39: Daisy Bradford; John D. Jefferies; Clarence
M. Mitchell IV; Jeffrey Paige; Michael Scales. Dist.
40: Mary B. Adams; Sheila Dixon-Smidi; Roland
Holmes; Howard P. Rawlings; Ruth Robinson. Dist.
41: Earl C. Banks; Clarence W. Blount; Vera P. Hall;
Margaret H. Murphy. Dist. 42: George Bailey; Irwin
Cohen; Michele L. Rosenberg; Phyllis Sachs; David
Shapiro. Dist. 43: Thomas N. Biddison, Jr.; William