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Bryan Simonaire
Maryland State Senate District 31
In office
Term ends
January 8, 2019
Years in position 8
Base salary$43,500/year
Per diem$143/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2006
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sBob Jones University, 1985
Master'sLoyola University, 2005
Date of birthSeptember 16, 1963
Place of birthBaltimore, Maryland
ProfessionSenior Systems Engineer, Northrop Grumman Corporation
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Bryan W. Simonaire is a Republican member of the Maryland State Senate, representing District 31. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006.


Simonaire earned his B.S. in computer science from Loyola College in 1985 and his master's degree in 2005. His professional experience includes working as an engineer for Northrop Grumman.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Simonaire served on the following committees:

Maryland Committee Assignments, 2015
Education, Health & Environmental Affairs
Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Critical Area


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

Note: Simonaire also served on the Subcommittee on Health Occupations and the Subcommittee on Labor, Licensing, and Regulation.


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



See also: Maryland State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Maryland State Senate 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. Anthony Scott Harman was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Bryan Simonaire was unopposed in the Republican primary. Simonaire defeated Harman in the general election.[1][2]

Maryland State Senate District 31, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBryan Simonaire Incumbent 72.2% 28,338
     Democratic Anthony Scott Harman 27.8% 10,929
Total Votes 39,267


See also: Maryland State Senate elections, 2010

Simonaire ran for re-election to the 31st District seat in 2010. He defeated William Capps in the primary on September 14, 2010. Simonaire defeated Edward Carey (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[3]

Maryland State Senate, District 31 (2010) General Election
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Bryan Simonaire (R) 25,744 62.1%
Edward Carey (D) 15,688 37.9%


On November 7, 2006, Simonaire ran for District 31 of the Maryland State Senate, beating Walter Shandrowsky.[4]

Simonaire raised $149,750 for his campaign.[5]

Maryland Senate, District 31
Candidates Votes Percent
Bryan Simonaire (R) 19,516 50.8%
Walter J. Shandrowsky (D) 18,857 49.1%
Write-Ins 28 0.1%

Campaign donors


In 2010, a year in which Simonaire was up for re-election, he raised $56,469 in donations.[6]

His four largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Simonaire, Penelope $3,220
Maryland Realtors Association $2,250
Friends of Janet Greenip $2,000
Michael Steele for Maryland Cmte $2,000


In 2006, Bryan Simonaire collected $149,750 in donations.[7]

His five largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Bryan Simonaire $88,600
Andy Harris for Senate $5,000
Support Our Governor Slate Committee $5,000
Bill Hempel $4,000
Mary Simonaire $4,000


Simonaire is married and has seven children.[8]

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