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David Rudolph

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David Rudolph
Maryland House of Delegates, District 34B
Former member
In office
1995 - 2015
Elections and appointments
First elected1994
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sWilmington College, 1971
Master'sUniversity of Delaware, 1977
OtherEdD, Wilmington College, 1998
Date of birthJune 12, 1949
Place of birthSummitt, New Jersey
ProfessionDirector of Teacher Education, Cecil Community College
David Rudolph (b. June 12, 1949) is a former Democratic member of the Maryland House of Delegates, representing District 34B from 1995 to 2015.


Rudolph's professional experience includes working as Director of Teacher Education at Cecil Community College, Coordinator, Principal, Assistant Principal, and Teacher at Cecil County Public Schools.

Committee assignments


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

  • Economic Matters, Vice Chair
  • Rules & Executive Nominations
  • Base Realignment & Closure
  • Subcommittee on Banking, Economic Development, Science and Technology
  • Subcommittee on Business Regulation
  • Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commercial Law
  • Subcommittee on Property and Casualty Insurance, Chair
  • Subcommittee on Unemployment Insurance
  • Subcommittee on Workers Compensation


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Rudolph 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. Incumbent David D. Rudolph was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Kevin Bailey Hornberger defeated John C. Mackie, Jr. and Mary Catherine Podlesak in the Republican primary. Podlesak then filed as a write-in candidate. Hornberger defeated Rudolph and Podlesak in the general election.[1][2]

Maryland House of Delegates District 35A, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKevin Bailey Hornberger 56.5% 6,225
     Democratic David D. Rudolph Incumbent 43.4% 4,778
     Republican Mary Catherine Podlesak (write-in) 0.1% 10
Total Votes 11,013

Maryland House of Delegates, District 35A Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKevin Bailey Hornberger 49.5% 1,224
John C. Mackie, Jr. 37.6% 928
Mary Catherine Podlesak 12.9% 319
Total Votes 2,471


See also: Maryland House of Delegates elections, 2010

Rudolph successfully won re-election, defeating Theodore Patterson (R) and Michael Dawson (C) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[3]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 34B General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png David Rudolph (D) 7,097
Theodore Patterson (R) 6,700
Michael Dawson (C) 773


See also: Maryland House of Delegates elections, 2006

On November 7, 2006, David Rudolph ran for District 34A of the Maryland House of Delegates, beating Ewing McDowell.[4]

David Rudolph raised $58,058 for his campaign.[5]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 34A
Candidates Votes Percent
David Rudolph (D) 7,716 55.0%
Ewing McDowell (R) 6,301 44.9%
Write-Ins 6 0.0%

Campaign donors


In 2010, a year in which Rudolph was up for re-election, he collected $72,915 in donations.[6]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Maryland House of Delegates 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to David Rudolph's campaign in 2010
Health Policy Leadership Alliance$2,000
Epic Pharmacies$1,500
Allegheny Energy$1,500
Maryland Realtors Association$1,500
Constellation Energy$1,500
Total Raised in 2010 $72,915


In 2006, David Rudolph collected $58,058 in donations.[7]

His five largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Maryland House Democratic Committee $2,500
Epic Pharmacies $2,300
WEBOFDC dot com $2,000
Peter Hammen $1,500
Stewart Association Land Management Inc. $1,350


Rudolph has been President of the Cecil County Public Administrators and Supervisors Association, and a member of the Maryland Veterans Caucus, Maryland Rural Caucus, Tri-County Council for the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland, Bainbridge Development Advisory Board, and the Maryland Advisory Council to Trust for Public Land.[8]

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