SOMERSET COUNTY, MARYLAND

Origin: Somerset County was created by an Order in Council in 1666 and named for Lady Mary Somerset, daughter of Thomas Arundell of Wardour, and wife of Sir John Somerset. Lady Somerset was the sister of Lady Anne Arundell, who was the wife of Cecilius Calvert, Second Lord Baltimore.

Population (1990 Census): 23,440
Form of Government: County Commissioners
County Seat: Princess Anne, MD 21853


Budget

Executive Branch

Judicial Branch

Legislative Branch

Municipalities

Organizational Chart

U.S. Government Agencies


LEGISLATIVE BRANCH

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Elected by Voters to 4-year terms:
Phillip L. Gerald (R), District 5, President (chosen by Board, 4-year term), 1998
James N. Ring (D), District 1, Vice-President (chosen by Board, 4-year term), 1998
Charles F. Fisher (R), District 2, 1998
Clarence I. Laird (D), District 3, 1998
M. William Ward (D), District 4, 1998

Meetings: Tuesdays, 2:00 p.m.

P. O. Box 37
30513 Prince William St.
Princess Anne, MD 21853 - 0037
(410) 651-0320
fax: (410) 651-0366


EXECUTIVE BRANCH

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Elected by Voters to 4-year term:
Phillip L. Gerald (R), District 5, President (chosen by Board, 4-year term), 1998
(410) 651-0320

Community Services
Education
Elections
Health
Law Offices
Liquor Licensing
Planning
Public Safety


COMMUNITY SERVICES

EDUCATION

ELECTIONS

HEALTH

LAW OFFICES

LIQUOR LICENSING

PLANNING

PUBLIC SAFETY


JUDICIAL BRANCH

CIRCUIT COURT

Appointed by Governor &/or elected by Voters to 15-year term (1 Judge):
Daniel M. Long, County Administrative Judge, 2007

DISTRICT COURT

Appointed by Governor with Senate consent to 10-year term (1 Judge):
Robert D. Horsey, Associate Judge, 2006

11559 Somerset Ave.
Princess Anne, MD 21853
(410) 651-2713

ORPHANS' COURT

Elected by Voters to 4-year terms:
Betsy Simpkins Schrock (D), Chief Judge (designated by Governor), 1998
John R. Somers (R), Judge, 1998
Anna C. Coulbourne (D), Judge, 1998

Courthouse
30512 Prince William St.
Princess Anne, MD 21853
(410) 651-1696

Maryland Counties


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 Maryland Manual On-Line, 1998

July 10, 1998   
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