• Charlotte is the mother of a daughter who recently graduated from college and a son who entered his freshman year of college this Fall.
  • Charlotte is a military widow. Her husband served as an officer in the United States Public Health Service.
  • Charlotte’s family has lived in Montgomery County for over 100 years and she has lived in District 19 for over 15 years.
  • Charlotte is an attorney and has been a member of the Maryland State Bar for more than 25 years.  She served the community as an Assistant State’s Attorney for Montgomery County. Charlotte’s current practice area is Employment Law.
  • Charlotte was appointed by the Montgomery County Council to serve a three-year term on the Merit System Protection Board (2014-2017), where she was responsible for protecting county employee’s rights. She ended her term as Chair.
  • Charlotte is a public servant, she was elected by the voters of District 19 to represent them as a member of the Montgomery County Democratic Central Committee.
  • Charlotte has been a member of various Democratic Clubs including President of the Legislative District 19 Democratic Club and an Executive Board member for the Woman’s Democratic Club (Formerly Woman’s Suburban Democratic Club).
  • Charlotte has served her community as Parliamentarian for the Potomac Valley Section, National Council of Negro Women, Inc., Board Member of the Tivoli Community Association, Girl Scout Leader, and with membership in the NAACP, National Organization for Women, Montgomery County Bar Association, J. Franklyn Bourne Bar Association, the Howard University Alumni Club of Montgomery County, and the Kemp Mill Toastmasters’ Club.
  • Charlotte was President of the Glenallan Elementary School PTA and has been a member of the PTSA Executive Boards at Col. E. Brooke Lee Middle School and John F. Kennedy High School.
  • Charlotte obtained her BA from Howard University and her JD from Boston College Law School.

Our Community.  Our Voice.

By Authority: Friends of Charlotte Crutchfield, Jeffrey Groce, Treasurer.


I am a Progressive Democrat and I will focus on the following priorities which affect my neighbors in District 19:

Strong Public Schools for All:

A Community is strong when it has strong schools.

Education must be a priority.  We need adequate funding for school construction, expansion of Pre-K, increase the per pupil expenditure to offset inflation and to give our teachers more autonomy to develop teaching methods suitable for all learning styles.  We must also understand that the students that compose the school system are increasingly diverse and we must, therefore, implement programs that recognize that diversity and allows all students a fair opportunity to succeed.  This will begin to close the problem of the “achievement gap” and other problems our schools are presently experiencing. Let’s make sure our community thrives and we support our children with legislation that will:

  • Make universal Pre-K a priority
  • Get kids out of trailers and into classrooms
  • Increase access to social workers, psychologists, counselors and ESOL teachers
  • Recruit and retain quality teachers

An Economy that works for Everybody in our Community:

We need to ensure that working families have a livable wage.

A livable minimum wage is just the beginning.  These same working families need affordable housing.  These same working families need improved access to affordable child care and after school care options.  Let’s put in place legislation that will support our working families and community:

  • Raise Maryland’s minimum wage to $15/hour
  • Equal pay for women

Safe and Healthy Communities:

Our communities are safe and healthy when our rights are protected, when the diversity of our community is valued and protected, when we feel safe in our community, when we protect our older neighbors and value their continued contribution to our community, when affordable healthcare is made available to all and when we protect our environment. This requires prompt and immediate attention in our community with legislation that will:

  • Ensure access to quality and affordable healthcare
  • Continue to protect a woman’s reproductive rights and right to choose
  • Promote equality and provide strong sanctions and/or penalties for people, businesses or organizations that seek to discriminate
  • Protect our older neighbors from crime and predatory businesses that target them
  • Reduce gun violence
  • Enhance our recycle efforts and promote clean, safe and renewable energy

Our Community.  Our Voice.

By Authority:  By Authority: Friends of Charlotte Crutchfield, Jeffrey Groce, Treasurer.