Maryland House of Delegates District 10

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Maryland House of Delegates District 10
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Current incumbentEmmett Burns, Jr. Democratic Party
Adrienne Jones Democratic Party
Shirley Nathan-Pulliam Democratic Party
Population117,105
Race56.87% Black, 34.38% White, 3.96% Asian, 2.60% Two or More Races, 1.88% Other, 0.28% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.04% Pacific Islander
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Maryland's tenth state house district is held by Democratic Representatives Emmett Burns, Jr., Speaker Pro Tempore Adrienne Jones and Shirley Nathan-Pulliam.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 117,105 civilians reside within Maryland's tenth state house district.[1] Maryland state delegates represent an average of 40,947 residents.[2] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 37,564 residents.[3]

About the office

Members of the Maryland House of Delegates serve four-year terms and are not subject to term limits. Maryland legislators assume office the second Wednesday in January after the election.

Qualifications

Section 9 of Article 3 of the Maryland Constitution states, "A person is eligible to serve as a Senator or Delegate, who on the date of his election, (1) is a citizen of the State of Maryland, (2) has resided therein for at least one year next preceding that date, and (3) if the district which he has been chosen to represent has been established for at least six months prior to the date of his election, has resided in that district for six months next preceding that date.

If the district which the person has been chosen to represent has been established less than six months prior to the date of his election, then in addition to (1) and (2) above, he shall have resided in the district for as long as it has been established.

A person is eligible to serve as a Senator, if he has attained the age of twenty-five years, or as a Delegate, if he has attained the age of twenty-one years, on the date of his election."

Salaries

See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the Maryland legislature are paid $43,500/year. Legislators receive $100/day for lodging. Additionally, they receive $42 for meals and $225/day for out-of-state travel (which includes meals/lodging).[4]

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

The Governor is responsible for filling all vacancies in the house.[5]

The Governor has 30 days after the vacancy to make an appointment based on the recommendations of the political party committee that holds the vacant seat. The political party committee has up to 30 days after the vacancy to submit a list of recommended candidates to the Governor. If the party committee fails to act within the 30 day deadline, the Governor has 15 days to appoint a person from the political party that last held the seat.[6]

The person appointed to the seat serves for the remainder of the unfilled term.[7]

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 Adrienne A. Jones, Jay Jalisi and Benjamin Brooks defeated Chris Blake, Michael Tyrone Brown, Sr., Regg J. Hatcher, Jr., Carin Smith, Frederick Strickland and Robert "Rob" Johnson in the Democratic primary, while William T. Newton was unopposed in the Republican primary. Brown is running as a write-in candidate in the general election.[8][9]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 10 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAdrienne Jones Incumbent 25.4% 8,995
Jay Jalisi 17.4% 6,146
Benjamin Brooks 15.6% 5,507
Carin Smith 14.7% 5,197
Robert "Rob" Johnson 9.5% 3,369
Chris Blake 5.9% 2,085
Michael Tyrone Brown, Sr. 5.3% 1,868
Regg J. Hatcher, Jr. 3.2% 1,121
Frederick Strickland 3.1% 1,104
Total Votes 35,392

2010

See also: Maryland House of Delegates elections, 2010

Elections for the office of Maryland House of Delegates consisted of a primary election on September 14, 2010, and a general election on November 2, 2010. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was July 6, 2010. Incumbents Emmett Burns (D), Adrienne Jones (D) and Shirley Nathan-Pulliam (D) defeated Jeanne Turnock (R) in the general election. Burns, Jones and Pulliam defeated Barry Chapman and Frederick Ware-Newsome in the Democratic primary. Turnock was unopposed in the Republican primary.[10][11]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 10, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEmmett Burns Incumbent 31.7% 31,513
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngShirley Nathan-Pulliam Incumbent 31.6% 31,399
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAdrienne Jones Incumbent 29.9% 29,719
     Republican Jeanne Turnock 6.9% 6,837
     Independent Brian Eybs (write-in) 0% 16
     Democratic Frederick Ware-Newsome (write-in) 0% 11
     Democratic Michael Brown, Sr. (write-in) 0% 9
Total Votes 99,504

Campaign contributions

Since 2002, candidates for Maryland House of Delegates District 10 have raised a total of $1,603,427. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $57,265 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Maryland House of Delegates District 10
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $372,567 6 $62,095
2010 $279,941 6 $46,657
2008 $169,500 3 $56,500
2006 $241,811 4 $60,453
2004 $167,041 3 $55,680
2002 $372,567 6 $62,095
Total $1,603,427 28 $57,265

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