Delegate Carl Anderton, Jr. is a lifelong resident of the Lower Eastern Shore. Growing up he attended schools in Crisfield, Princess Anne, and Salisbury. After graduating from high school he married his wife Sarah and worked a few different jobs including grave digger and grocery clerk to put her through Salisbury University twice. This December they will celebrate their 24th anniversary. They have two boys Carl and Colin, and a dog named Raven.
He began his public service as the chair of the Salisbury Traffic and Safety Advisory Committee in 2005. A year later he was elected as a Delmar Town Commissioner and also began serving on the Planning and Zoning Commission, eventually becoming the chairman. In 2011 he was elected Mayor of Delmar. While serving on the Delmar Commission he finished his coursework through the University of Maryland School of Public Policy, becoming a Fellow of the Academy of Excellence in Local Government. An active member of the Maryland Municipal League, an education, advisory, and advocacy organization composed of elected officials from Maryland’s 157 municipalities, he was chosen to serve on their Board of Directors as well as a term as President. In 2014 he was elected to the Maryland House of Delegates representing district 38B, where he serves as the Chair of the Wicomico County Delegation and as a member of the Environment and Transportation Committee and subcommittees addressing Local Government and Environmental issues.