John Cluster

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John Cluster
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Maryland House of Delegates District 8
Incumbent
In office
2003-2007, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position (current service)3
Years in position (previous service)4
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$43,500/year
Per diem$143/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolCatonsville High School, 1972
Personal
BirthdayApril 9, 1954
Place of birthBaltimore, Maryland
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
John W.E. Cluster, Jr. (b. April 9, 1954) is a Republican member of the Maryland House of Delegates, representing District 8. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Cluster's professional experience includes working as a police officer with the Baltimore County Police Department from 1974 to 1984.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

Elections

2014

See also: Maryland House of Delegates elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Maryland House of Delegates will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 24, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 25, 2014. Incumbent Eric Bromwell, Bill Paulshock and Renee Smith defeated Harry "H.B." Bhandari, Debbie Schillinger, Steve Verch and Kyle Arndreas Williams in the Democratic primary, while incumbent John Cluster, Christian Miele and Norma Secoura were unopposed in the Republican primary.[1][2]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 8 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngEric Bromwell Incumbent 22.8% 5,601
Green check mark transparent.pngBill Paulshock 18.9% 4,632
Green check mark transparent.pngRenee Smith 18.4% 4,512
Harry "H.B." Bhandan 15.6% 3,828
Debbie Schillinger 12.7% 3,124
Steve Verch 7.1% 1,752
Kyle Arndreas Williams 4.5% 1,114
Total Votes 24,563

2010

See also: Maryland House of Delegates elections, 2010

Cluster ran in the September 14 primary, along with Joseph Boteler, III, Rani Merryman, and Norma Secoura. He finished second to advance to the general election.

Cluster came in second in the general election on November 2, 2010, successfully securing one of three available seats.[3]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 8 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Joseph Boteler, III (R) 21,688
Green check mark transparent.png John Cluster (R) 19,462
Green check mark transparent.png Eric Bromwell (D) 19,379
Ruth Baisden (D) 18,640
Norma Secoura (R) 16,458
Cal Bowman (D) 16,101

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Cluster raised $32,487 in contributions.[4]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Citizens For Better Government $4,800
Baltimore County Fraternal Order Of Police Lodge 4 $2,870
Michael Steele For Maryland Cmte $2,000
Friends Of Al Redmer Jr $2,000

Personal

Cluster and his wife, Carla Inners, have two children.

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