Newsmaker

February 25, 2007|By [John Fritze]

Sharon Green Middleton

Occupation

Retired

in the news

After receiving a unanimous vote for her nomination, Middleton is expected to take over the vacant 6th District seat in the City Council tomorrow. One of the last shakeups to follow Martin O'Malley's ascension to the governor's office, the seat was left vacant when Stephanie C. Rawlings-Blake became council president. Middleton said she will seek re-election in this year's city election.

career highlights

Middleton spent two decades as a teacher and department chairwoman in the Baltimore County public school system before joining the Maryland State Department of Education. She was a specialist in the department's division of career technology and adult learning. She also worked for the state Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. She retired last year.

personal

Born and raised in Baltimore, Middleton graduated from Morgan State University in 1976 - the first class to graduate after the school had been given university status. She has been married to Glenard S. Middleton Sr., a statewide union leader, for 27 years. They have one son.

approach to the job

"I'm definitely a hands-on person, and I consider myself a builder of dreams. I'm an organizer. When I was 18 years old, my dad took me to vote, and I've voted ever since. I really think this is a great opportunity to help others, and I'm going to use my leadership and experience to do that. I'm hoping that people in the community will reach out and join me."

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