Since arriving in Annapolis, Mac has been a leader for Charles County and the State. Mac believes in working cooperatively, building consensus and moving forward. He has worked with his Senate colleagues, the Delegates representing Charles County, local elected leaders, and the entire community. He has earned respect as a leader in the State House and around the State, rising in the Senate leadership. Here’s what some are saying about Mac…
Middleton Honored by ARC — Senator Thomas Mac Middleton was among the four legislators to receive the 2008 Legislative Leadership Award from the ARC of Maryland during its annual awards ceremony in May. Middleton was recognized for his work during this year’s Session for sponsoring SB 305 – the Community Services Rate Reimbursement Commission to ensure the existence of an independent body to make recommendations on the Community Programs COLA and rates allowing services to keep pace with inflation and trends in best practices. ARC’s awards program honors the people who are “Changing Minds and Changing Lives” through their work, volunteerism and advocacy.
Named to the top five most effective legislators in the Maryland Senate Gazette newspapers, January 2002
“The leading candidate for promotion is Sen. Thomas M. Middleton, an amiable moderate from Charles County. The well-regarded Middleton, who serves as chairman of the Budget and Taxation Capital Budget Subcommittee, is regarded as one of the few senators with the abilities to be a future Senate President.” – Baltimore Sun – April 23, 2002
“Most likely to be called up to the majors soon” – The Gazette. July 12, 2002
“Budget savvy” – Baltimore Sun, 2001
“The leadership and teamwork you demonstrated in the wake of Sunday’s tornadoes has been extraordinary. The storms that swept through Charles, Calvert and Dorchester Counties has had an enormous impact on citizens, businesses and neighborhoods, but more importantly, a strong spirit of cooperation has emerged from the devastation…Your continued advocacy, support and leadership are critical to ensuring that we get these impacted neighborhoods and families on the road to normalcy as quickly as possible.” – Governor Parris N. Glendening, May 1, 2002
“Senator Thomas Mac Middleton has been committed to the revitalization efforts of Indian Head. He is a true advocate for Maryland’s cities and towns and I’m proud to call him a friend.” – Former Indian Head Mayor Warren Bowie
“You have made a difference in the lives of thousands of community college students in Maryland!” – Charlene R. Nunley, Ph.D. President, Montgomery College
“I have served in public office with Mac for 16 years and know him to be one of the most decent, honest elected officials in Maryland. I am proud to call Mac my friend. Having served in county and state office, Mac has the rare ability to understand county government’s concerns while putting them in a statewide perspective. As a past president of the Maryland Association of Counties, I regard Mac as a true friend of local government. Every Senator in Annapolis I know holds Mac in the highest regard. If we are to be judged by our peers, Mac gets an A-plus. As a State Senator, Mac quickly rose to a position of leadership as chairman of the Senate Capital Budget Sub Committee. But while Mac rises even higher in the leadership jobs in the State Senate, he will never forget his roots in Charles County.” – Murray Levy Charles County Commissioners President
“…Thank you for continuing to keep education as your number one priority in the State of Maryland…You have demonstrated the depth of your understanding of the importance of better schools to the future of our state and to the welfare of our students. Please accept my sincere appreciation for all that you have done on behalf of our twenty-four local school systems and over 850,000 students.” – Nancy S. Grasmick State Superintendent of Schools
“…Thank you for your hard work and dedication during this year’s legislative session. Although the economic situation created difficult challenges, your diligence and efforts have clearly paid off, and the State now appears well prepared to weather the current economic storm.” C.D. Mote, Jr. President University of Maryland, College Park
“Mac Middleton has demonstrated fiscal conservatism and fairness. We trust him to make the best decisions for our State and our counties.” – Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, when announcing Mac’s selection as chairman of the Senate Capital Budget Subcommittee in 1997, a rare achievement for a freshman Senator.
“…An effective and strong advocate of municipal interests in the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee.” – The Maryland Municipal League, in recognizing him with their Distinguished Service Award, May 2002