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John Cluster
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Maryland House of Delegates District 8
In office
2003-2007, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position (current service)3
Years in position (previous service)4
Base salary$43,500/year
Per diem$142/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
High schoolCatonsville High School, 1972
BirthdayApril 9, 1954
Place of birthBaltimore, Maryland
Office website
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.


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

Committee assignments


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



See also: Maryland House of Delegates elections, 2014

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


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.[2]

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


In 2010, Cluster raised $32,487 in contributions.[3]

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


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

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