Benjamin Kramer

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Benjamin Kramer
Maryland House of Delegates District 19
In office
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 7
Base salary$43,500/year
Per diem$143/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Maryland, College Park, 1979
BirthdayMarch 5, 1957
Place of birthWheaton, MD
ProfessionSmall Business Owner
Office website
Benjamin F. Kramer (b. March 5, 1947) is a Democratic member of the Maryland House of Delegates, representing District 19. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006.


Kramer's professional experience includes owning and operating a small business.

Committee assignments


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

  • Economic Matters
  • Subcommittee on Banking, Economic Development, Science and Technology
  • Subcommittee on Business Regulation
  • Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commercial Law
  • Subcommittee on Family Law


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



See also: Maryland House of Delegates elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Maryland House of Delegates will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 24, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 25, 2014. Marice I. Morales and incumbents Bonnie Cullison and Ben Kramer defeated Paul Bardack, Melodye A. Berry and Charlotte Crutchfield in the Democratic primary. Martha Schaerr was unopposed in the Republican primary. Cullison, Kramer, Morales and Schaerr face off for three seats in the general election.[1][2]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 19 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBen Kramer Incumbent 28.5% 8,196
Green check mark transparent.pngBonnie Cullison Incumbent 21.8% 6,279
Green check mark transparent.pngMarice I. Morales 17% 4,894
Charlotte Crutchfield 15.7% 4,512
Paul Bardack 12.8% 3,679
Melodye A. Berry 4.3% 1,238
Total Votes 28,798


See also: Maryland House of Delegates elections, 2010

Kramer successfully won re-election in the general election on November 2, 2010. He won the first of three seats.[3]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 19 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Benjamin Kramer (D) 23,526
Green check mark transparent.png Sam Arora (D) 22,242
Green check mark transparent.png Bonnie Cullison (D) 21,795
Linn Rivera (R) 11,929
Tom Masser (R) 11,362


On November 7, 2006, Benjamin Kramer ran for District 19 of the Maryland House of Delegates, winning the second of three seats, losing to Henry Heller but beating Roger Manno, John Joaquin, Thomas Hardman, and Tom Masser.[4]

Benjamin Kramer raised $116,890 for his campaign.[5]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 19
Candidates Votes Percent
Henry Heller (D) 24,928 23.6%
Benjamin Kramer (D) 24,707 23.3%
Roger Manno (D) 24,598 23.2%
John Joaquin (R) 10,647 10.1%
Thomas Hardman (R) 10,474 9.9%
Tom Masser (R) 10,348 9.8%
Write-Ins 141 0.1%

Campaign donors


In 2010, a year in which Kramer was up for re-election, he collected $170,841 in donations.[6]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Maryland House of Delegates 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Benjamin Kramer's campaign in 2010
Kramer, Benjamin F$138,000
Maryland Realtors Association$6,000
Mcgeo Food & Commercial Workers Local 1994$3,000
Apartment & Office Building Association Maryland State$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $170,841


In 2006, Benjamin Kramer collected $116,890 in donations.[7]

His three largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Benjamin Kramer $114,450
Yoav Katz $500
Apartment & Office Building Association of Metropolitan Washington $500


Kramer is a member of the Montgomery County Chapter, American Red Cross, Montgomery County Boys and Girls Clubs Board of Directors, Montgomery County Liquor Control Task Force, Wheaton/Glenmont Police Citizens Advisory Board, and Wheaton Redevelopment Steering Committee.[8]

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