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.
Delegate Charles serves on the House Health and Government Operations Committee where he helps shape the policies to ensure we have access to the best healthcare in not only Maryland but the United States as well as making sure small businesses have access to government contracting opportunities. Delegate Charles is a member of both the Insurance and Pharmaceuticals Subcommittee and Health Occupations and Long Term Care Subcommittee of the Health and Government Operations Committee. He was also tapped by the late Speaker of the House Michael E. Busch to serve on the House Opioid Workgroup. In the Prince Georges County Delegation he serves as Vice Chairman of the Law Enforcement Subcommittee which shapes policy around issues related to Alcoholic Beverages and the Liquor Board, Police, Courts, Gaming, Criminal Procedure, and Public Safety.
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.
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 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, Children's Rights Fund of Maryland, an organization that fights for the protection of children and family's rights, 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.