Theodore J. Elder, vice president was elected as a County Commissioner in 2014 and is currently serving his second term in office. Commissioner Elder has been serving as vice president of the County Commissioners since 2019. He also represents the County Commissioners as secretary of the Tri-County Council (TCC) for the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland and the Health Planning Advisory Council.
Commissioner Elder has been a Worcester County bus contractor for 25 years and served as president of the Bus Contractor’s Association from 1994-2014 for 20 consecutive terms. He filled in as a teacher for one term at the Worcester Technical High School. He has been a successful county business owner/operator since 1982. Prior to owning his own business, he managed a local service station. Commissioner Elder and his wife, Joyce, reside in Whaleyville. The couple has three children, four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.