Michael L. Hewitt is serving his second term as a Commissioner of St Mary’s County. He represents Commissioner District 2, the Hollywood-Leonardtown area. He was born in Maine and moved with his family to St Mary’s County in 1963. He attended St Michael’s Elementary school in Ridge and later Esperanza Middle school and Great Mills High school. He’s also a graduate of St Mary’s College of Maryland. After college Mr. Hewitt started working in the family business started by his father in February of 1964. He took over the business, Hewitt’s Service Center, located in Lexington Park after of his father’s sudden death in 1981. He continued operating it until January of 2017 when he and his wife sold the business and retired.
Mr. Hewitt married his college sweetheart, Elaine Maria Pappas of Baltimore, MD in 1977, and they currently reside in Hollywood, MD with their Jack Russell terrier, Butler. They have two children, Matthew and Kristina. Matthew is married to Kelsey O’Neill of Philadelphia, Pa where they reside with their two children Sloan Michelle and Colin Matthew and are expecting Lennon Elaine in the Fall of 2019. Matthew has a PhD in Bio Physics and Physiology and is Head of Clinical Development, Personalized Medicine, Lonza Group AG, a multi-national company based in Basil, Switzerland. His daughter Kristina is a Program Manager and works on NAS Patuxent River, MD. She is married to Nathan Thompson and they have three daughters, Madalynn Rose, Eva Grace and Charlotte Marie. They also live in Hollywood, MD with their family dog, Bella.
Mr. Hewitt has served St Mary’s County residents for the past five years as a County Commissioner. His previous public service has included the St Mary’s County Planning Commission (1994-1996), the St Mary’s County Board of Education (1996-2000) along with the Board of Education’s Budget Advisory Committee, Audit Committee, Ethics and Health and Human Services Committee. He also served on the St Mary’s County Zoning Board of Appeals from 2000-2006. In 1998 he was appointed to the Maryland Route 235 Focus Group, from 2000-2006 served on the Calvert County Marine Museum Board of Governors in Solomon’s, MD and from 2011 to 2014 he served on the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum Board of Directors. Governor Larry Hogan appointed Mr. Hewitt to the Critical Areas Commission and the Patuxent River Commission in 2014.
Mr. Hewitt’s civic involvement includes membership in the BPO Elks Lodge #2092 in Lexington Park, twice as President, three times as Officer of the Year and twice as Citizen of the Year. He belongs to the Fraternal Order of the Moose Lodge #2393 and Thomas J. Shyrock Masonic Lodge #223 both in Hollywood, MD. His family is a member of St John’s Catholic Church in Hollywood where he serves as an Usher during Sunday Mass.