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Carolyn Howard
Maryland House of Delegates District 24
In office
1988-1990; March 7, 1991-Present
Term ends
January 8, 2019
Years in position 24
Deputy Speaker Pro Tempore, Maryland State House of Delegates
Base salary$43,500/year
Per diem$143/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
AppointedMarch 7, 1991
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sFlorida Agriculture and Medicine University
Master'sBowie State College
Place of birthDeland, Florida
ProfessionDepartment of Federal Programs Director, Prince George's County Public Schools
Office website
Carolyn J.B. Howard is a Democratic member of the Maryland House of Delegates, representing District 24 and serving as Deputy Speaker Pro Tempore. She was first appointed to the chamber on March 7, 1991, and previously served a term from 1988 to 1990.


Howard's professional experience includes working for Prince George's County Public Schools, Department of Grant Funds, and as Supervisor of their Title I Program and as a Principal.

Committee assignments


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


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



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. Erek Barron and incumbents Carolyn J.B. Howard and Michael L. Vaughn defeated incumbent Darren M. Swain, Tiffany Alston, Marva Jo Camp, Durand Adrian Ford, Greg Hall, Delaneo L. Miller and Phillip A. Raines in the Democratic primary, while Cy Okoro was unopposed in the Republican primary. Barron, Howard and Vaughn defeated Okoro for three seats in the general election.[1][2]

Maryland House of Delegates District 24, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCarolyn Howard Incumbent 34.1% 25,869
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Vaughn Incumbent 31.3% 23,772
     Democratic Erek Barron 30.9% 23,450
     Republican Cy Okoro 3.6% 2,737
Total Votes 75,828

Maryland House of Delegates, District 24 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngCarolyn Howard Incumbent 21.2% 6,880
Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Vaughn 14.3% 4,628
Green check mark transparent.pngErek Barron 15% 4,849
Tiffany Alston 14.3% 4,628
Marva Jo Camp 11.4% 3,691
Greg Hall 9.3% 3,031
Darren M. Swain Incumbent 7.8% 2,520
Phillip A. Raines 3.4% 1,100
Delaneo L. Miller 2.1% 683
Durand Adrian Ford 1.3% 423
Total Votes 32,433


See also: Maryland House of Delegates elections, 2010

Howard successfully won re-election in the general election on November 2, 2010. She took the second of three seats in the district. No Republicans filed for the seat.[3]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 24 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Tiffany Alston (D) 22,970
Green check mark transparent.png Carolyn Howard (D) 22,083
Green check mark transparent.png Michael Vaughn (D) 21,832


On November 7, 2006, Carolyn Howard ran for District 24 of the Maryland House of Delegates, winning the second of three seats, behind Joanne Benson but beating Michael Vaughn.[4]

Carolyn Howard raised $53,319 for her campaign.[5]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 24
Candidates Votes Percent
Joanne Benson (D) 19,081 33.5%
Carolyn Howard (D) 19,007 33.4%
Michael Vaughn (D) 18,806 33.0%
Write-Ins 66 0.1%

Campaign donors


In 2010, a year in which Howard was up for re-election, she collected $50,871 in donations.[6]

Her largest contributors in 2010 were:

Maryland House of Delegates 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Carolyn Howard's campaign in 2010
Prince Georges County Professional Fire Fighters & Paramedics Local 1619$4,600
Friends Of Justin Ross$2,000
Maryland Realtors Association$2,000
International Brotherhood Of Electrical Workers Local 26$1,500
Mcgeo Food & Commercial Workers Local 1994$1,500
Total Raised in 2010 $50,871


In 2006, Carolyn Howard collected $53,319 in donations.[7]

Her four largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Friends of Doug Duncan $2,000
Montgomery Mechanical Services $2,000
McGeo Food & Commercial Workers Local 1994 $1,600
Maryland Realtors Association $1,250


Howard is Chair of the Prince George's County Delegation and House Democratic Caucus, and a member of the Maryland Veterans Caucus, Virginia-Maryland-District of Columbia Joint Legislative Commission on Interstate Transportation, Women Legislators of Maryland, and Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland.[8]

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