Marques Dent

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Marques Dent
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Former candidate for
Maryland House of Delegates, District 45
PartyDemocratic
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Marques Dent was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 45 of the Maryland House of Delegates.

Biography

Dent earned his B.S. and M.S. in Information Systems from Webster University. He served in the United States Air Force, ending his service at the rank of Captain.[1]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Dent's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

  • Growing a stronger economy
Excerpt: "Marques will fight to pass laws to provide more incentives in place for small, minority owned businesses, and non-profit organizations for hiring local residents. In-source is the key to a boost in the economy."
  • Community resources, quality education and safer learning environments
Excerpt: "Marques will continue to press lawmakers to ensure that high-quality affordable Child Care subsidy payments are adequate and available for working families as well as less fortunate families; fight for more funding to be available to properly staff after-school programs, provide a light snack for the children, and quality learning facilities, programs, and community centers."
  • Safer streets
Excerpt: "Marques will continue to be an advocate for safer communities. He will urge lawmakers to listen to the concerns of safety by the residents, and work with law enforcement to bridge the gap in communication, and build strong relationships with the community leaders, so that the residents can once again feel safe within their communities, and criminals are brought to justice."

Elections

2014

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. Cory V. McCray and incumbents Talmadge Branch and Cheryl D. Glenn defeated Marques Dent, Kevin W. Parson, Harry Spikes, Robert Stokes, Sr. and Aaron Keith Wilkes in the Democratic primary, while Rick Saffery and Larry O. Wardlow, Jr. were unopposed in the Republican primary. McCray, Branch and Glenn defeated Saffery, Wardlow and Ronald M. Owens-Bey (L) for three seats in the general election.[3][4]

Maryland House of Delegates District 45, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCheryl Glenn Incumbent 29.4% 18,197
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTalmadge Branch Incumbent 29.1% 18,058
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCory V. McCray 27.6% 17,123
     Republican Rick Saffery 5% 3,078
     Republican Larry Wardlow 4.5% 2,805
     Libertarian Ronald M. Owens-Bey 4.4% 2,734
Total Votes 61,995

Maryland House of Delegates, District 45 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngCheryl Glenn Incumbent 22.3% 6,446
Green check mark transparent.pngTalmadge Branch Incumbent 21.2% 6,120
Green check mark transparent.pngCory V. McCray 19.5% 5,624
Robert Stokes, Sr. 16.9% 4,867
Kevin W. Parson 6.4% 1,842
Marques Dent 6.2% 1,793
Harry Spikes 4.9% 1,414
Aaron Kieth Wilkes 2.6% 738
Total Votes 28,844

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