VIDEO: Sheriff Cameron Elected to Historic Fourth Term

November 8, 2018

Tim Cameron was re-elected on Election Day to a historic fourth consecutive term as Sheriff of St. Mary’s County, Maryland. No other Sheriff in St. Mary’s had reached that milestone in the office’s 381-year history.

Only one other Sheriff served four terms in St. Mary’s County in that span, but those were non-consecutive terms.

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office has been operating continuously since 1637 – the oldest in the nation to do so.

A native of St. Mary’s County, Sheriff Cameron was first elected in 2006 after retiring from a 25-year career as a deputy.

John Bernard Love, a Republican, was the last man in St. Mary’s County to be elected to a fourth non-consecutive term as Sheriff. Love’s final term in office was during the Great Depression between 1934 and 1938.

In this year’s election, Cameron received 67 percent of the vote, according to unofficial voting results from the St. Mary’s County Board of Elections. Cameron was unopposed in the elections of 2010 and 2014.

“I am truly honored and humbled to have the voters of St. Mary’s County allow me and the men and women of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office to serve and protect them for another four years,” Cameron said.

“I am proud of the strides we have made working with the community for the past 12 years. I look forward to bringing the citizens the continuity in excellence that they have come to expect from the Sheriff’s Office in fighting crime, combating the opioid epidemic and keeping our local communities safe. I sincerely thank the voters for their confidence in allowing me to serve in this unprecedented fourth straight term,” the Sheriff said.

Sheriff Cameron oversees the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, a $40 million agency with 302 positions budgeted. The office also runs the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center with a capacity of 230 inmates.



8 Responses to VIDEO: Sheriff Cameron Elected to Historic Fourth Term

  1. Leslie on November 8, 2018 at 8:52 pm

    Class act!

  2. A Round of Applause on November 9, 2018 at 6:54 am

    Yes – ALL of St Mary’s County is proud to acknowledge that all of the law and order, so meticulously yet strictly enforced in this county, is due to the tireless dedication and fearless leadership inspired through Sheriff Cameron. We want him to serve as our Sheriff as long as he is willing to occupy the office. He cares for everyone in this county like his own family.

    Let’s hear it folks! Line up and tell your personal stories – one at a time!

    How about you first…..go ahead…..

  3. TellItLikeItIs on November 9, 2018 at 8:56 am

    YAY!!! A few more years of rising vehicle accident rates, burglaries, and drug related crimes! You get what you ask for, voters!

    Hooray!!!

    • JJ Davis on November 9, 2018 at 10:46 pm

      You’re right TellitLikeitis…Should have went with the corrupt sour grape who takes donations from his federal drug dealing friend. No one did their homework on him this attempt, but if he decides to try his hand at this again, he better be ready to talk plenty about his past. Only the Shadow knows, for now!

    • PowerPlantTech on November 10, 2018 at 6:37 pm

      And the quick turnover of new deputies, plus the continuing exodus of experienced personnel will continue. Congrats?

    • Roger on November 12, 2018 at 10:37 am

      Rather have him then Teddie Bear

      • Rick Mattingly on November 13, 2018 at 8:38 pm

        Word! Teddy was a wannabee, when he was a deputy! Always was JV, never varsity team!

  4. Anonymous on November 15, 2018 at 6:48 pm

    Something tells me the police never arrest anyone in their family, so they’ll always be able to take pictures as a happy family. Something tells me SAs don’t press charges & try cases with anyone in their family, so they can always take pictures as a happy family. Something tells me judges don’t sentence anyone in their family, so they can always take pictures as a happy family. The criminal justice system . . . one happy family after another.