DELEGATE NICK CHARLES
New Leadership Delivering Results for Our Community
Nick Charles was elected to his first term representing over 119K constituents in Maryland’s 25th Legislative District - encompassing major landmarks such as Andrew's Air Force Base and Prince George's Community College. The district is comprised of 2 municipalities (The City of District Heights and Town of Morningside) and multiple unincorporated communities (Forestville, Capitol Heights, Suitland, Largo, Kettering, Clinton, Temple Hills, and Upper Marlboro) in Prince George’s County - on November 6, 2018 and was sworn in on January 9, 2019. He was re-elected to his second term in the Maryland House of Delegates on November 6, 2022 and was sworn in on January 11, 2023.
He is the Chairman of the influential Prince George’s County House Delegation and is a member of the House Ways and Means Committee after having served his first 3 years on the House Health and Government Operations Committee. In 2023, Delegate Charles was appointed by Speaker Adrienne Jones to serve as Vice Chair of the House Democratic Caucus, which supports 102 Members out of 141 in the House of Delegates. He is currently the Vice Chair of the Veterans Caucus in the Maryland General Assembly as well. Additionally, he is the only Delegate that serves on the Maryland Procurement Improvement Council (PIC) where he advocates for equity and inclusion on behalf of small and minority businesses. Delegate Charles is also a member of the State Joint Audit Committee where he works to hold state agencies accountable and makes sure Prince George’s County gets its fair share.
He also serves on various boards; the Greater Baden Medical Services board where they provide free and reduced cost for healthcare services; Community Legal Services board where they provide free attorney services for families facing evictions; and the Children's Rights fund where they advocate on behalf of families.
Delegate Charles is a proud lifelong Prince Georgian and graduate of the Prince Georges County Public School System. He graduated from Benjamin D. Foulois Elementary School of Morningside, Eugene Burroughs Middle School of Accokeek, and Largo Senior High School of Upper Marlboro.
As an Air Force veteran, Delegate Charles was awarded 2 Air Force Achievement Medals for his distinguished military service. His meritorious service with the 60th Fighter Squadron during Operation Noble Eagle for support role of air patrol missions over the Nation’s Capital and Air Force One escorts following 9/11 garnered him recognition with the presentation of the Air Force Achievement Medal. His efforts in the 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron were instrumental in the declaration of the F-22A Initial Operational Capability resulting in another presentation of the Air Force Achievement Medal.
Prior to being elected he served 6 years on the Forest Spring Community Association Board of Directors in Forestville, Maryland, representing 125 homes and over 300 residents. There he served as Board President for 5 years. Because of his Air Force service and background representing the Forestville community, he was then appointed by Prince George's County Council Chairman, 6th District Councilmember Derrick Leon Davis to the Joint Base Andrews Naval Air Facility Implementation Committee. The JLUS Implementation Committee oversaw the implementation of the Military Installation Overlay Zone (MIOZMA) which contains land use regulations and development review procedures for properties in the vicinity of Joint Base Andrews with the Prince George's County Planning Department.
Delegate Charles received an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science (AAS) in Aviation Management from the Community College of the Air Force and a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Procurement and Public Contracting from the University of the District of Columbia.
He holds membership in the following organizations: American Legion Post 275, Prince Georges County Young Democrats, and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated where he serves as the 2nd District of Omega Psi Phi's Legislative Advocacy Sub-Committee Chairman for the District's Fatherhood and Mentoring Committee. He is also a member of and worships at Freedom Way Missionary Baptist Church where he is a member of the Men's Ministry.