[photo, Lance G. Richardson, State's Attorney, Queen Anne's County, Maryland] LANCE G. RICHARDSON, State's Attorney (Republican)*

State's Attorney, Queen Anne's County, since January 5, 2009. Deputy State's Attorney, Queen Anne's County, 2003-08. Member, Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council, Kent County, 2009-.

Trustee, Board of Directors, Queen Anne's County Free Library, 2005-08. Member, Mid-Shore Pro Bono Project, 2006 (president, 2008-).

Assistant Public Defender, Queen Anne's County, 1996-2003. Member, Professionalism Task Force, Court of Appeals, 2002-03.

Born in Louisville, Kentucky, August 20, 1968. Moved to Kent Island in 1977. Co-valedictorian, Queen Anne's County High School, 1986. University of Maryland College Park, B.A. (history), 1990; University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., 1994. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1994. Associate, Kopen & Quick, 1995-96. Member, Queen Anne's County Bar Association (president, 2004-06). Board of Directors, Mid-Shore Pro Bono, Inc., 2005-. Founding board member, Eastern Shore Men's Soccer League, 1995-98. Coach, youth soccer & tee ball, 1998, 2005-. Volunteer instructor, Reality USA (drug & alcohol education & diversion program for youthful offenders), 2000-05. Coach, Character Counts, Church Hill Elementary School, 2008-. Governor's Certificate of Merit for Crime Prevention, 1999. Assistant Public Defender of the Year, District 3, 1999. Volunteer of the Year, Reality USA, 2002-03. Married; two children.

*(changed party affiliation from Democrat to Republican, Jan. 2012)

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