Maryland House of Delegates District 14

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Maryland House of Delegates District 14
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Current incumbentAnne Kaiser Democratic Party
Craig Zucker Democratic Party
Eric Luedtke Democratic Party
Population125,874
Race56.71% White, 23.69% Black, 12.06% Asian, 3.73% Other, 3.42% Two or More Races, 0.21% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.05% Pacific Islander
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Maryland's fourteenth state house district is held by Democratic Representatives Anne Kaiser, Craig Zucker and Eric Luedtke.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 125,874 civilians reside within Maryland's fourteenth 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. Incumbents Anne R. Kaiser, Eric Luedtke and Craig J. Zucker defeated Valerie A. Nia Shell in the Democratic primary, while Patricia Fenati, Michael A. Ostroff and Sharon Trexler Begosh were unopposed in the Republican primary. Nia Shell is running as a write-in candidate in the general election.[8][9]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 14 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAnne Kaiser Incumbent 32.5% 8,335
Green check mark transparent.pngCraig Zucker Incumbent 30.9% 7,922
Green check mark transparent.pngEric Luedtke Incumbent 25.9% 6,647
Valerie A. Nia Shell 10.8% 2,763
Total Votes 25,667

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. Craig Zucker (D), Eric Luedtke (D) and incumbent Anne Kaiser (D) defeated Patricia Fenati (R), Henry Kahwaty (R) and Maria Pena-Faustino (R) in the general election. Zucker, Luedtke and Kaiser defeated five others in the Democratic primary. Fenati, Kahwaty and Pena-Faustino were unopposed in the Republican primary.[10][11]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 14, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAnne Kaiser Incumbent 21.5% 23,503
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCraig Zucker 20.2% 22,148
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEric Luedtke 19.3% 21,165
     Republican Patricia Fenati 13.6% 14,866
     Republican Henry Kahwaty 12.9% 14,152
     Republican Maria Peña-Faustino 12.5% 13,639
Total Votes 109,473

Campaign contributions

Since 2002, candidates for Maryland House of Delegates District 14 have raised a total of $1,374,223. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $32,720 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Maryland House of Delegates District 14
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $86,625 3 $28,875
2010 $405,940 11 $36,904
2008 $153,599 3 $51,200
2006 $294,502 7 $42,072
2004 $115,339 3 $38,446
2002 $318,218 15 $21,215
Total $1,374,223 42 $32,720

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