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Bennett Rushkoff

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Bennett Rushkoff
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Former candidate for
Maryland House of Delegates, District 15
Bachelor'sPrinceton University
J.D.Yale Law School
Place of birthNew York, New York
ProfessionAttorney/adjunct professor
Campaign website
Bennett Rushkoff was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 15 of the Maryland House of Delegates.[1]


Campaign themes


Rushkoff's website highlighted the following campaign themes:


We should strive to keep Maryland's public schools No. 1 in the country. Our future depends on our investments in education, including pre-K education.

Only by maintaining state funding for our public schools, and ensuring adequate local funding, can we attract and retain the most talented teachers, keep class sizes manageable, and provide sufficient school facilities.

At the University of Maryland, we can establish a highly selective teaching college, with loan forgiveness for graduates who choose to teach in Maryland public schools.

Health Care
We can help to ensure quality health care for all by adding a public option to Maryland’s health care insurance exchange.

The public option would offer health insurance that maximizes benefits for policyholders, not profits for shareholders. Patient welfare must come first.

As more Marylanders freely choose the public option over commercial insurance policies, we can expect to see simplified medical billing, reduced administrative burden, and greater cost control.

The Environment
We need to promote clean, safe, and renewable energy. Rather than expose our land and people to the risks of fracking, we can make Maryland a national model for offshore wind power and for utility-sponsored home energy conservation.

To relieve traffic congestion and save gasoline, we have to add dedicated bus lanes to highways that have reached capacity, such as I-270 from Frederick to Shady Grove. [2][3]



See also: Maryland House of Delegates elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Maryland House of Delegates took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 24, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 25, 2014. Incumbents Kathleen Dumais, David Fraser-Hidalgo and Aruna Miller defeated Bennett Rushkoff in the Democratic primary, while Ed Edmundson, Flynn Ficker and Christine Thron were unopposed in the Republican primary. Dumais, Fraser-Hidalgo and Miller defeated Edmundson, Ficker and Thron in the general election.[4][5]

Maryland House of Delegates District 15, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKathleen Dumais Incumbent 20.6% 19,083
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAruna Miller Incumbent 19.5% 18,071
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Fraser-Hidalgo Incumbent 18.7% 17,324
     Republican Ed Edmundson 13.9% 12,913
     Republican Christine Thron 13.9% 12,825
     Republican Flynn Ficker 13.3% 12,355
Total Votes 92,571

Maryland House of Delegates, District 15 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKathleen Dumais Incumbent 30.6% 6,156
Green check mark transparent.pngAruna Miller Incumbent 28.6% 5,748
Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Fraser-Hidalgo Incumbent 22.1% 4,447
Bennett Rushkoff 18.7% 3,754
Total Votes 20,105

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