Dana Stein

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Dana Stein
Maryland House of Delegates District 11
In office
2002-2003, 2007-Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position (current service)7
Years in position (previous service)1
Base salary$43,500/year
Per diem$143/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2006
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sHarvard College, 1981
Master'sPrinceton University, 1985
J.D.Columbia University School of Law, 1985
BirthdaySeptember 19, 1958
Place of birthBaltimore, Maryland
ProfessionCo-Founder/President/Executive Director, Civic Works
Office website
Dana Stein (b. September 19, 1958) is a Democratic member of the Maryland House of Delegates, representing District 11. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006 and previously served a term from June 2002 to January 2003.


Stein's professional experience includes working as President of Grassroots Recycling, Incorporated, co-founder/President/Executive Director of Civic Works, and an Attorney with Squire, Sanders & Dempsey.

Committee assignments


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

  • Environmental Matters
  • Special Subcommittee on Program Open Space/Agricultural Land Preservation
  • Subcommittee on Environment
  • Subcommittee on Motor Vehicles and Transportation


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

  • Environmental Matters
    • Subcommittee on Environment
    • Subcommittee on Land Use and Ethics
    • Subcommittee on Motor Vehicles and Transportation



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. Shelly Hettleman and incumbents Dan Morhaim and Dana M. Stein defeated Don Engel, Alex B. Leikus and Theodore Levin in the Democratic primary, while Laura Harkins was unopposed in the Republican primary. Hettleman, Morhaim and Stein defeated Harkins for three seats in the general election.[1][2]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 11 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngShelly Hettleman 26.4% 9,923
Green check mark transparent.pngDana Stein Incumbent 24.5% 9,221
Green check mark transparent.pngDan Morhaim Incumbent 24.1% 9,049
Theodore Levin 10.6% 3,998
Don Engel 10.6% 3,982
Alex B. Leikus 3.8% 1,434
Total Votes 37,607


See also: Maryland House of Delegates elections, 2010

Stein came in third in the general election on November 2, 2010, securing re-election to the third of three seats in the district.[3]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 11 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jon Cardin (D) 32,211
Green check mark transparent.png Dan Morhaim (D) 28,129
Green check mark transparent.png Dana Stein (D) 28,034
Michael Collins (R) 13,971
Carol Byrd (R) 13,952
Steven Smith (R) 13,647
Brandon Brooks (L) 2,341


On November 7, 2006, Dana Stein ran for District 11 of the Maryland House of Delegates, winning the third of three seats, losing to Jon Cardin and Dan Morhaim and beating Patrick Dyer, Patrick Abbondandolo, and Dave Goldsmith.[4]

Dana Stein raised $106,876 for his campaign.[5]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 11
Candidates Votes Percent
Jon Cardin (D) 32,747 25.8%
Dan Morhaim (D) 31,185 24.6%
Dana Stein (D) 30,481 24.0%
Patrick Dyer (R) 13,904 11.0%
Patrick Abbondandolo (R) 12,822 10.1%
Dave Goldsmith (G) 5,435 4.3%
Write-Ins 181 0.1%

Campaign donors


In 2010, a year in which Stein was up for re-election, she collected $52,332 in donations.[6]

Her largest contributors in 2010 were:

Maryland House of Delegates 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Dana Stein's campaign in 2010
Service Employees Dc & Maryland State Council 54$3,250
American Claims Management Services$1,250
Maryland New Car & Truck Dealers Association$1,250
Maryland Psychological Association$1,250
Baltimore County Fire Fighters$1,250
Total Raised in 2010 $52,332


In 2006, Dana Stein collected $106,876 in donations.[7]

His five largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Dana Stein $45,734
David S Brown Enterprises $4,000
Painters Mill Executive Office Park Partnership LLP $3,900
Maryland State Teachers Association $2,100
Daniel Waldman $1,500


Stein is Co-Chair of the Task Force to Study How to Improve Financial Literacy in the State, and a member of the American Jewish Congress - Maryland Chapter, Baltimore Jewish Council, Jewish Volunteer Connection, Liberty-Randallstown Coalition, and United Way of Central Maryland.[8]

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