Don was elected to the Dorchester County Council in 2014. Prior to his election, he served as Warden of the Dorchester County Jail. In addition to the civilian service, Don served many years in both the United States Army and the Army Reserves and for 20 years served in the Maryland National Guard. Don also served his community as President of the Rescue Fire Company for 15 years.
Don graduated from Chesapeake College where he studied criminal justice. He also graduated from Correctional Administrators Academy and the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy.
He is a member of the Grace United Methodist Church in Cambridge, American Legion Post #91, BPO Elks Lodge #1272, Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #27 and is a Life Member of VFW Post #7460.