Senator Middleton: An Advocate for All of Us

Mac Middleton is Charles County’s leading voice in Annapolis. As Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, he brings attention to and addresses issues that matter to Charles County. Whether it is working to secure funding for a new Harry Nice Bridge, finding a solution to traffic congestion in Waldorf, addressing healthcare disparities, or ensuring that all Charles Countians have an equal opportunity to succeed, Mac Middleton makes sure that Charles County gets the resources it needs and deserves. Mac has been recognized for his progressive track record and for his efforts in leading our county and state in the right direction. Mac will continue partnering with County officials, leaders, and citizens to lead our Southern Maryland community to a better future.

Mac Middleton has been consistently recognized by numerous organizations for his leadership:

Southern Maryland

  • Bel Alton High School Alumni Association Community Development Corporation Golden Panther Award
  • 2013: Humanitarian Award- 1st Annual Recognition and Appreciation Banquet- Bel Alton Community Development Corporation for exemplary philanthropic and community service
  • 2012 Award for excellent dedication to public service from plumbers and gasfitters UA local #5 of DC
  • 2007: Waldorf Astor Senior Apartments Award
  • 2001: Southern Maryland Volunteer Firemen’s Association Award for Continued Support
  • 1997: Outstanding Service to the Greater Waldorf Jaycee’s
  • 1990-1991: Recognition for helping organize and support Christmas in April- 56 homes and 1750 volunteers
  • 1990-1991: Recognition for leadership as Chairman of the Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland

Commitment to Local Government

  • 2005: Maryland Municipal League (MML) Certificate of Appreciation to provide public recognition and formal acknowledgment of exceptional efforts on behalf of municipal governments in Maryland
  • 2001: Maryland Library Association Distinguished Service Citation
  • 1999: Maryland Association of Counties (MACO) Recognition Award

Business & Transportation

  • Award in appreciation of commitment to the US 301 Transportation Study Task Force and for significant contribution toward defining a plan for the US 301 Corridor that improves travel, manages growth, and safeguards environmental resources
  • 2007: Maryland Association of Destination Marketing Organizations (MADMO) Partnership Award
  • 2005: Maryland Motor Truck Association (MMTA) Chairman’s Award for outstanding leadership in the Maryland General Assembly and support for a safe and efficient trucking industry
  • 2004: Legislative Award: Cable Telecommunications Association of Maryland, DC, and Delaware
  • 2004: Maryland Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Employer Partner Award


  • 2017: Maryland Rural Health Association’s Outstanding Rural Health Legislator Award
  • 2016: Maryland Hospital Association Inaugural Outstanding Legislator Award
  • 2016: Hospice of Charles County for years of service
  • Commitment Award in recognition of outstanding leadership, dedicated service, and support to reduce cancer disparities in Southern Maryland from C-Datcher & Associates and Minority Outreach partners
  • 2013: Maryland Association of Adult Day Services Legislator of the Year Award in appreciation for commitment and hard work furthering the interests of the medical adult daycare industry in Maryland
  • 2010: Maryland Oral Health Hero “Legislative Hero Award” from the Maryland Dental Action Coalition in recognition of extraordinary leadership in oral health advocacy and commitment to improving oral health in Maryland
  • 2010: Maryland Dental Hygienists Association- recognition of support of allowing vulnerable citizens of Maryland to receive access to quality care
  • 2010: Adventist Healthcare- Healthcare Access Award
  • 2009: Maryland/DC Society of Clinical Oncology- Cancer Care Leadership Award
  • 2008: Health Disparities Conference Award
  • 2007: American Lung Association- Smoke-free Maryland
  • 2006: MedChi Legislative Award for outstanding contributions to health and welfare of Maryland citizens
  • 2005: Health Care for All! Courageous Leadership Award for outstanding work to increase access to healthcare for MD’s children and families
  • 2005: Maryland Nurses Association Award
  • 2005: Maryland Community Health System- Recognition of efforts in passing the Community Healthcare Access and Safety Net Act of 2005
  • 1998: Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk Dedication and Support


  • 2013-2014: John R. Hargreaves Distinguished Legislative Fellow Award from Salisbury University for commitment to civic education and public good
  • 2009: Morgan State University Southern Maryland Alumni Chapter: Special Achievement Award
  • St Mary’s Bryantown School Award
  • Appreciation of Support for Dr. Brown School
  • 2002: Maryland Association for Adult, Community, and Continuing Education (MAACCE) Award for leadership serving adult education in Maryland
  • 2001: MAACCE President’s Award for service to adult learners
  • 1998: Outstanding Public Official Award for contributions to the field of lifelong learning
  • 1998: Literacy Works Award for Excellence- from MSDE for outstanding support for expanding educational opportunities for adults

Children & Families

  • 2017: Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition Legislative Achievement of the Year Award
  • Health Families Charles County Award-Support of Southern Maryland’s children and families
  • The Silent Witness Award-Advocate working for victims in crisis
  • 2012: Maryland Association of Resources for Family & Youth (MARFY) Legislator of the Year
  • 2011: Maryland’s Children’s Alliance, Inc.- Justice For Children Award
  • 2010: Center for Children- Tireless work for children
  • 2009: Health Families Maryland Award for continuing commitment to health and well-being of Maryland’s children and families
  • 2006: American Academy of Pediatrics Child Advocate Award
  • 2005 & 2006: Maryland Children’s Action Network Legislative Sponsor Award for Juvenile delinquency prevention and diversion programs
  • 2003-2004: Lions Camp Merrick Outstanding Service Award
  • 1999: Lions Camp Merrick Certificate of Appreciation
  • 1998: Middle Atlantic Division of the American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy-honorary membership and licensure as a Maryland Licensed Clinical Marriage & Family Therapist
  • 1997-1998 Award for Generous Support of Lions Camp Merrick
  • 1991: Honorary Chair for Waldorf March of Dimes Walk

First Responders

  • 2018: Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS) Director’s Star of Life Award
  • 2013: Southeastern Crime Stoppers Citizen of the Year
  • 2012: Maryland State Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Legislator of the Year
  • 2010: Maryland State FOP Senate Leadership Award
  • 2005: Maryland Correctional Administrator Association (MCAA) President’s Award
  • 2001: Senator William H. Amoss Memorial Award for excellence in the legislative process enhancing the volunteer fire and emergency medical services
  • 1994: FOP Lodge #24-Certificate of Appreciation for outstanding contributions to law enforcement and dedication to public safety
  • 1986-1987: Award for Dedicated Support to the 5th District Volunteer Fire Department- Cobb Island, MD

The Chesapeake Bay & Environment

  • 2016: Climate Champion Award from the Chesapeake Climate Action Network for championing environmental stewardship and economic prosperity through the Clean Energy Jobs Act
  • Award from the Chesapeake Bay Trust for contributions to restoring the Chesapeake Bay
  • Maryland Association of Soil Conservation Districts-Outstanding Contribution Award
  • Chesapeake Bay Commission Chairman
  • 2013: Maryland/DC/Virginia Solar Energy Industries Association (MDV-SEIA) Solar Champion Award for outstanding service and support of the solar industry
  • 2012/2013: Legislative Champion Award- Maryland State Park Association for contributions to ensuring the well being of Maryland state parks
  • 2012: Mid-Atlantic Geothermal Heating & Cooling Coalition- Recognition for passing first in the nation legislation for renewable energy
  • 2011: Maryland/Delaware Water Well Association-recognition of outstanding service on behalf of Marylanders dependent on protected groundwater aquifers
  • 2010: Maryland Clean Energy Center Legislative Leadership Award
  • 2008: SARL Award for Commitment to Agriculture and Rural Communities
  • 2004-2006: Appreciation Award as Chair of the Agriculture & Rural Development Committee for the Southern Legislative Conference

Behavioral Health: Mental Health & Substance Abuse

  • 2016: Outstanding Legislator Support Substance Use Disorders from the Baltimore City Substance Use Directorate, Maryland Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence, MSAM, and National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence
  • 2011: Jude House Loyal Advocate Award
  • 2005: Mental Health Association of Maryland Legislator of the Year Award
  • 2004: Maryland Schizophrenia Conference- Recognition of efforts to improve the lives of Marylanders with mental illness

Developmental Disabilities

  • 2014: American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR) National Advocacy Campaign Disability Community Champion- First state elected official to ever receive this honor
  • 2014: The Arc Maryland Legislative Award for leadership on behalf of the rights of Marylanders with intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • 2014: The Arc Maryland President’s Cup for contributing to the improvement of the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • 2014: Developmental Disabilities Lifetime Legislative Champion Award
  • 2014: The Arc Baltimore Public Service Award
  • 2011: Melwood Legislative Excellence Award
  • 2011: The Arc Maryland- Outstanding Legislative Leadership Award
  • 2010: Maryland Association of Community Services (MACS) Legislative Appreciation Award
  • 2010: The Arc Maryland Outstanding Legislative Leadership Award
  • 2008: The Arc Maryland Outstanding Legislative Leadership
  • 2006: MACS Outstanding Leadership Award
  • 2005: The Arc of Southern Maryland Award
  • 2004: National Federation of the Blind Distinguished Legislative Service Award for tireless and faithful service on behalf of blind citizens; for leadership in promoting construction of the Jernigan Research and Training Institute, placing Maryland at forefront of bringing new opportunities to blind persons throughout the nation and world
  • 2002: MACS Legislative Appreciation Award
  • 2001: MACS Elected Official Leadership Award- Campaign to increase direct support wages
  • 2001: The Arc of Southern Maryland President’s Award
  • 2001: The Arc Maryland Outstanding Legislative Leadership Award
  • 2001: The Chimes: Recognition of outstanding leadership and legislative support, which benefits people with developmental disabilities in Maryland
  • 1998: Legislative Leadership Award for being a key to unlocking the Waiting List for children and adults with developmental disabilities