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Maryland House of Delegates District 15
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Current incumbentDavid Fraser-Hidalgo Democratic Party
Aruna Miller Democratic Party
Kathleen Dumais Democratic Party
Population120,006
Race61.30% White, 22.32% Asian, 10.56% Black, 3.47% Two or More Races, 2.12% Other, 0.21% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.03% Pacific Islander
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Maryland's fifteenth state house district is held by Democratic Representatives David Fraser-Hidalgo, Aruna Miller and Kathleen Dumais.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 120,006 civilians reside within Maryland's state house district fifteenth.[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 Kathleen Dumais, David Fraser-Hidalgo and Aruna Miller defeated Bennett Rushkoff in the Democratic primary, while Ed Edmundson, Flynn Ficker and Christine Thron were unopposed in the Republican primary. Dumais, Fraser-Hidalgo, Miller, Edmundson, Ficker and Thron face off in the general election.[8][9]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 15 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKathleen Dumais Incumbent 30.6% 6,156
Green check mark transparent.pngAruna Miller Incumbent 28.6% 5,748
Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Fraser-Hidalgo Incumbent 22.1% 4,447
Bennett Rushkoff 18.7% 3,754
Total Votes 20,105

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. Brian Feldman (D) and incumbents Aruna Miller (D) and Kathleen Dumais (D) defeated Sylvia Darrow (R), Scott Graham (R), Matthew Mockerman (R) and Arvin Vohra (L) in the general election. Dumais, Feldman and Miller defeated David Fraser-Hidalgo and Lara Wibeto in the Democratic primary. Darrow, Graham and Mockerman were unopposed in the Republican primary.[10][11]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 15, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKathleen Dumais Incumbent 20.8% 23,476
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBrian Feldman 20.4% 23,120
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAruna Miller Incumbent 18.9% 21,353
     Republican Scott Graham 13.5% 15,298
     Republican Sylvia Darrow 12.8% 14,490
     Republican Matthew Mockerman 11.9% 13,477
     Libertarian Arvin Vohra 1.7% 1,910
Total Votes 113,124

Campaign contributions

Since 2002, candidates for Maryland House of Delegates District 15 have raised a total of $1,276,689. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $41,184 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Maryland House of Delegates District 15
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $107,237 3 $35,746
2010 $210,871 9 $23,430
2008 $125,626 3 $41,875
2006 $376,176 6 $62,696
2004 $56,367 3 $18,789
2002 $400,412 7 $57,202
Total $1,276,689 31 $41,184

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