Maryland House of Delegates District 13

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Maryland House of Delegates District 13
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Current incumbentGuy Guzzone Democratic Party
Shane Pendergrass Democratic Party
Frank Turner Democratic Party
Population121,561
Race56.33% White, 22.61% Black, 13.59% Asian, 4.21% Two or More Races, 2.84% Other, 0.38% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.04% Pacific Islander
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Maryland's thirteenth state house district is held by Democratic Representatives Guy Guzzone, Shane Pendergrass and Frank Turner.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 121,561 civilians reside within Maryland's thirteenth 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. Vanessa Atterbeary and incumbents Shane Pendergrass and Frank S. Turner defeated Fred Eiland and Nayab Siddiqui in the Democratic primary, while Danny Eaton, Jimmy Williams and Chris Yates were unopposed in the Republican primary.[8][9]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 13 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngVanessa Atterbeary 27.3% 7,399
Green check mark transparent.pngShane Pendergrass Incumbent 27.1% 7,364
Green check mark transparent.pngFrank Turner Incumbent 25.6% 6,941
Nayab Siddiqui 15.5% 4,204
Fred Eiland 4.5% 1,225
Total Votes 27,133

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 Guy Guzzone (D), Shane Pendergrass (D) and Frank Turner (D) defeated Loretta Gaffney (R), Ed Priola (R) and Jeff Robinson (R) in the general election. Guzzone, Pendergrass and Turner were unopposed in the Democratic primary. Gaffney, Priola and Robinson defeated J'Neanne Theus in the Republican primary.[10][11]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 13, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGuy Guzzone Incumbent 22% 27,140
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngShane Pendergrass Incumbent 20.9% 25,894
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngFrank Turner Incumbent 20.1% 24,823
     Republican Ed Priola 13.1% 16,225
     Republican Loretta Gaffney 12% 14,844
     Republican Jeff Robinson 11.9% 14,680
Total Votes 123,606

Campaign contributions

Since 2002, candidates for Maryland House of Delegates District 13 have raised a total of $1,387,126. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $39,632 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Maryland House of Delegates District 13
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $274,504 3 $91,501
2010 $283,795 7 $40,542
2008 $150,969 3 $50,323
2006 $351,113 8 $43,889
2004 $91,367 3 $30,456
2002 $235,378 11 $21,398
Total $1,387,126 35 $39,632

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