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David J. “Dave” Caporale was first elected to the Board of County Commissioners of Allegany County, Maryland, in 2018 for a four-year term. Mr. Caporale was elected to the Cumberland (Maryland) City Council in 2012. He served as a Councilman until his election to be an Allegany County Commissioner.
Commissioner Caporale earned a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts from Frostburg State University, Frostburg, Maryland. He is a graduate of Bishop Walsh High School, Cumberland, Maryland. Commissioner Caporale is a Fellow of The Academy for Excellence in Local Governance, a professional development program associated with the University of Maryland School of Public Policy.
Commissioner Caporale operates his family’s business, Caporale’s Bakery, Inc., Cumberland, which was founded in 1906.
During this term in office, Commissioner Caporale and his fellow County Commissioners serve on the Allegany County Board of Health. Commissioner Caporale also serves on the Cumberland Economic Corporation Board of Directors, The Western Maryland Executive Council (Western Maryland Consortium), the Potomac Highlands Airport Authority (Greater Cumberland Regional Airport), and the Maryland Association of Counties (MACo) Legislative Committee (alternate). Commissioner Caporale also is a member of the South Cumberland Business and Civil Association.
Commissioner Shade belongs to The International Order of Alhambra Wamba Caravan #89, the Goodfellowship Club, and Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church.
Commissioner Caporale is a native of Cumberland. He and his wife, Melissa, reside there with their children, Michael and Julia.