MICHAEL A. McDERMOTT
Republican, District 38B, Wicomico & Worcester Counties
Member of House of Delegates, January 12, 2011 to January 14, 2015. Member, Judiciary Committee, 2011-15 (criminal justice subcommittee, 2011-15). House Chair, Worcester County Delegation, 2011-15.
Mayor of Pocomoke City, 2005-11. Commander, Criminal Investigation Division, Worcester County Sheriff's Office, 1988-. Chief of Police, Snow Hill, Maryland, 2001-05. Member, Tri-County Council for the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland, 2011-15; Local [Video Lottery] Development Council, Worcester County, 2010-14.
Born in Hawthorne, California, November 22, 1961. Served in U.S. Army Reserve, 1980-86. Wake Technical College, A.A. (criminal justice), 1981. Graduate, North Carolina Criminal Justice Academy, with honors, 1982. Police Patrol Sergeant, Town of Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina, 1981-86. Chief of Police, Holly Springs, North Carolina, 1986-87. Police Patrol Sergeant, Apex, North Carolina, 1986-87. Manager, family poultry farm, 1987-88. President, Advisory Board for Bureau of Investigation, Worcester County, 2003-04. President, Lower Eastern Shore Mayors' Association, 2007-08 (chair, scholarship advisory committee, 2002-03). Member, Advisory Board, Worcester County Child Advocacy Center; Shamir Hudson Child Fatality Review Board. Member, Boy Scouts of America; Lions Club International, Pocomoke City, 2005- (past vice-president); National Rifle Association; Chesapeake Bay Foundation; Pocomoke City Chamber of Commerce; Worcester County Republican Club; Maryland Municipal League. Former member, American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers. Instructor, Eastern Shore Criminal Justice Academy, 1988-. Coach, Pocomoke City Little League, 1995-2000. Assistant baseball coach, Pocomoke High School, 2004-05. Single Gold Star Award, Worcester County Sheriff's Office, 1998, 2001, 2008. Outstanding Leadership Award, Worcester County Bureau of Investigation, 2000. Adult Sunday School Teacher, Glad Tidings Church, Pocomoke City. Married; two children.
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