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David J. “Dave” Caporale, a native of Cumberland, was elected to the Board of County Commissioners of Allegany County in 2018 for a four-year term. County Commissioner Caporale was first elected to public office in 2012 as a member of Cumberland’s City Council and served until he became an Allegany County Commissioner.
Commissioner Caporale earned his Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies from Frostburg State University. He is a graduate of Bishop Walsh High School.
Caporale operates his family’s business, Caporale’s Bakery. This Cumberland entity was founded in 1906.
During this term of office Commissioner Caporale and his fellow County Commissioners serve on the Allegany County Board of Health and are members of the Cumberland Allegany County Industrial Foundation, Inc. (CACIF). Commissioner Caporale is a member of the Western Maryland Consortium (Allegany County One Stop Job Center). He also serves on the Allegany County Mental Health Advisory Board, the Allegany County Social Services Board of Directors, and the State of Maryland Juvenile Justice Advisory Board.
Commissioner Caporale is a member of the South Cumberland Business and Civic Association, The International Order of Alhambra Wamba Caravan #89, the Goodfellowship Club and Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church.
Commissioner Caporale and his wife, Melissa, reside in Cumberland with their children, Michael and Julia.