District 4 - Theodore J. Elder

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Theodore J. Elder, was elected as a County Commissioner in 2014. Commissioner Elder served as vice president of the County Commissioners from 2019 to 2022. He also represents the County Commissioners as secretary of the Tri-County Council (TCC) for the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland and the Health Planning Advisory Council.

Commissioner Elder has been a Worcester County bus contractor for 25 years and served as president of the Bus Contractor’s Association from 1994-2014 for 20 consecutive terms. He filled in as a teacher for one term at the Worcester Technical High School. He has been a successful county business owner/operator since 1982. Prior to owning his own business, he managed a local service station. Commissioner Elder and his wife, Joyce, reside in Whaleyville. The couple has three children, four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

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7823 Whaleyville Road
Whaleyville, Maryland 21872

(443) 783-4265