|Maryland House of Delegates District 39|
| Assumed office|
| Current term ends|
Barkley is a retired teacher. He was an instructional specialist/secondary mathematics teacher at Montgomery County Public Schools from 1999-2002, and a math teacher/interdisciplinary resource teacher from 1972-1999.
Barkley is Chair of the Montgomery County Delegation, and a member of the Maryland State Teachers' Association, Maryland Educators Caucus, Maryland Veterans Caucus, and Maryland Mathematics Commission.
- Economic Matters
- Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commercial Law
- Subcommittee on Public Utilities
Barkley is running for re-election for the 39th District in 2010. In the September 14 primary, he faces Robert Hydorn, Arthur Jackson, Tony Puca, incumbent Kirill Reznik and Shane Robinson. If he advances, in the general election on November 2 he will face Republicans Jim Pettit, Al Phillips and Bill Witham.
On November 7, 2006, Charles Barkley ran for District 39 of the Maryland House of Delegates, winning the second of three seats, losing to Nancy King but beating Saqib Ali, David Nichols, Gary Scott, and Bill Witham. 
Charles Barkley raised $32,370 for his campaign.
|Maryland House of Delegates, District 39|
|Nancy King (D)||18,651||23.5%|
|Charles Barkley (D)||18,253||23.0%|
|Saqib Ali (D)||16,455||20.7%|
|David Nichols (R)||9,278||11.7%|
|Gary Scott (R)||8,363||10.5%|
|Bill Witham (R)||8,244||10.4%|
In 2006 Charles Barkley collected $32,370 in donations. 
His five largest contributors in 2006 were:
|Maryland State Teachers Association||$2,600|
|Maryland Trial Lawyers Association||$2,000|
|Maryland Hospital Association||$1,500|
|McGeo Food & Commercial Workers Local 1994||$1,450|
|Hess Construction Co.||$1,000|
- Maryland House of Delegates - Rep. Charles Barkley
- Project Vote Smart profile
- Campaign contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 1998
|Maryland House of Delegates District 39
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