Charles James Otto – Biographical Profile and Positions on the Issues

Currently Elected House of Delegates District 38A, Maryland

Maryland Republican Party
14451 Reading Ferry RoadPrincess Anne, MD 21853
(410) 651-2134
Personal (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)


Profession (professional and work experience outside politics)

Farmer. Sales representative, The William B. Tilghman Co., 1986-87. Field representative, Maryland Farm Bureau, 1987-95. Certified crop consultant and sales representative, The Farmers & Planters Co., Inc., 1995-.

Civic (past and present organizations, charities involvement)

Member, Nutrient Management Advisory Committee, 2011-; Pesticide Advisory Committee, 2011-; Tri-County Council for the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland, 2011-; Maryland Pesticide Reporting and Information Work Group, 2013-. Former member, Somerset County Committee, Farm Service Agency, U.S. Department of Agriculture. President, Wicomico County Farm Bureau. Treasurer, Maryland Grain Producers Utilization Board. Board of Directors, Maryland Farm Bureau. Member, American Society of Agronomy; Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. Charter member, Mt. Vernon Volunteer Fire Department. Member, National Rifle Association; Somerset Ruritan Club (scholarship committee; past chair, business & professions committee). Past president, Somerset County Farm Bureau; Maryland Grain Producers' Association. Past chair, Agri-Business Committee, Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce. Excellence in Crop Advising Award, American Society of Agronomy, 2008.

Political (dates and titles of previously held political offices)

Member of House of Delegates since January 12, 2011. Deputy Minority Whip, 2013-. Member, Environmental Matters Committee, 2011- (agriculture, agriculture preservation, & open space subcommittee, 2011-; natural resources subcommittee, 2011-). House Chair, Somerset County Delegation, 2011-.

Religion (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)

Member and Treasurer, John Wesley United Methodist Church, Mt. Vernon.

Education (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), B.S. (animal science), 1986.

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