Western District - District Four
Theodore J. Elder was elected as a County Commissioner in 2014 and is currently serving his third term in office. Commissioner Elder served as vice president of the County Commissioners from 2017 through 2018 and again from 2019 through 2022. He currently represents the County Commissioners as first vice chair of the Tri-County Council (TCC) for the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland and as a member of the Health Planning Advisory Council.
Commissioner Elder served as a Worcester County bus contractor for 30 years, retiring in 2019, and he 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. They have three children, six grandchildren, and five great grandchildren.