Theodore Sophocleus

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Theodore Sophocleus
Maryland House of Delegates District 32
In office
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 16
Deputy Majority Whip, Maryland State House of Delegates
Base salary$43,500/year
Per diem$142/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected1998
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Maryland, 1962
Date of birthMay 28, 1939
Place of birthBaltimore, MD
ProfessionState's Attorney's Office, Anne Arundel County
ReligionGreek Orthodox
Office website
Theodore Sophocleus (b. May 28, 1939) is a Democratic member of the Maryland House of Delegates, representing District 32. He was first elected to the chamber in 1998 and previously served a term from 1993 to 1995.

Sophocleus's professional experience includes working as an Administrative Officer in the State's Attorney's Office of Anne Arundel County, Owner of Ted's Pharmacy, President of Discount Pharmacy, and a Pharmacist/Director of Management Development and Professional Services for Read's Drug Stores.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Sophocleus served on these committees:

  • Appropriations
  • Oversight Committee on Personnel
  • Subcommittee on Public Safety and Administration


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Sophocleus served on these committees:

  • Appropriations
    • Oversight Committee on Personnel
    • Subcommittee on Public Safety and Administration



See also: Maryland House of Delegates elections, 2010

Sophocleus successfully won re-election in the general election on November 2, 2010. He took the second of three available seats in the district.[1]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 32 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Pamela Beidle (D) 20,409
Green check mark transparent.png Theodore Sophocleus (D) 18,947
Green check mark transparent.png Mary Ann Love (D) 18,830
Stephanie Hodges (R) 17,477
Wayne Smith (R) 16,865
David Starr (R) 14,582


On November 7, 2006, Theodore Sophocleus ran for District 32 of the Maryland House of Delegates, winning the third of three seats, losing to Pamela Beidle and Mary Ann Love but beating Mark Chang, Terry Gilleland, Jr., and Wayne Smith. [2]

Theodore Sophocleus raised $84,137 for her campaign.[3]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 32
Candidates Votes Percent
Pamela Beidle (D) 17,964 18.6%
Mary Ann Love (D) 17,697 18.3%
Theodore Sophocleus (D) 17,661 18.3%
Mark Chang (R) 16,569 17.1%
Terry Gilleland, Jr. (R) 13,632 14.1%
Wayne Smith (R) 13,153 13.6%
Write-Ins 75 0.1%

Campaign donors


In 2010, a year in which Sophocleus was up for re-election, he collected $100,936 in donations.[4]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:


In 2006 Theodore Sophocleus collected $84,137 in donations. [5]

His five largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Theodore Sophocleus $17,000
Ameri-Star Homes Inc. $2,050
Cheryls Chalets Inc. $1,900
Stoney Creek Democratic Club $1,600
Maryland Chamber of Commerce $1,500


Sophocleus is Chair of the Education on the Citizen Advisory Board, and a member of the Maryland Veterans Caucus, Maryland Bicycle and Pedestrian Caucus, Maryland Taxpayers Protection Caucus, and Maryland Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus.[6]

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