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Barbara Frush

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Barbara Frush
Maryland House of Delegates District 21
In office
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 19
Base salary$43,500/year
Per diem$142/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected1994
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
High schoolNorthwestern High School, Hyattsville
BirthdayMay 31, 1945
Place of birthWashington, DC
ProfessionBusiness Owner
Office website
Barbara Frush (b. May 31, 1945) is a Democratic member of the Maryland House of Delegates, representing District 21. She was first elected to the chamber in 1994.


Frush's professional experience includes owning a business.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Frush served on these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Frush served on these committees:



See also: Maryland House of Delegates elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Maryland House of Delegates will consist of a primary election on June 24, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 25, 2014. Incumbents Ben Barnes, Barbara A. Frush and Joseline Pena-Melnyk are unopposed in the Democratic primary.[1]


See also: Maryland House of Delegates elections, 2010

Frush successfully won re-election in the general election on November 2, 2010. She won the second of three available seats.[2]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 21 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes

Green check mark transparent.png Ben Barnes (D) 18,954
Green check mark transparent.png Barbara Frush (D) 18,689
Green check mark transparent.png Joseline Pena-Melnyk (D) 18,457
Scott Dibiasio (R) 6,131
Jason Papanikolas (R) 6,013
Kat Nelson (R) 5,822
K. Bryan Walker (L) 1,151


On November 7, 2006, Barbara Frush ran for District 21 of the Maryland House of Delegates, winning the second of three seats, losing to Ben Barnes but beating Joseline Pena-Melnyk, and Niel Sood.[3]

Barbara Frush raised $21,935 for her campaign.[4]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 21
Candidates Votes Percent

Ben Barnes (D) 18,453 29.6%
Barbara Frush (D) 18,279 29.3%
Joseline Pena-Melnyk (D) 18,001 28.9%
Neil Sood (R) 7,349 11.8%
Write-Ins 206 0.3%

Campaign donors


In 2010, a year in which Frush was up for re-election, she collected $52,825 in donations.[5]

Her largest contributors in 2010 were:


In 2006, Barbara Frush collected $21,935 in donations.[6]

Her five largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Maryland Realtors Association $5,500
Prince Georges County Professional Fire Fighters & Paramedics Local 1619 $2,900
Young Men's Democratic Club of Prince Georges County $1,000
Citizens for Maggie McIntosh $1,000
Aderondack Tree Experts C/O John W Anna, Jr. $1,000


Frush is a member of the Maryland Veterans Caucus, Bay Restoration Fund Advisory Committee, Maryland Bicycle and Pedestrian Caucus, State Advisory Council on Quality Care at the End of Life, County Affairs Committee - Prince George's County Delegation, Child-Care Administration Advisory Council, Maryland Green Caucus, Commission on Aging, and Women Legislators of Maryland.[7]

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