Maryland House of Delegates District 17

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Maryland House of Delegates District 17
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Current incumbentKumar Barve Democratic Party
James Gilchrist Democratic Party
Luiz Simmons Democratic Party
Population127,417
Race55.04% White, 18.77% Asian, 13.28% Black, 8.13% Other, 4.34% Two or More Races, 0.39% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.05% Pacific Islander
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Maryland's seventeenth state house district is held by Democratic Representatives James Gilchrist, Majority Leader Kumar Barve and Luiz Simmons.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 127,417 civilians reside within Maryland's seventeenth 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. Andrew Platt and incumbents Kumar P. Barve and Jim Gilchrist defeated Susan Hoffmann, Laurie-Ann Sayles and George Zamora in the Democratic primary.[8][9]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 17 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKumar P. Barve Incumbent 25.4% 5,749
Green check mark transparent.pngJim Gilchrist Incumbent 20.3% 4,599
Green check mark transparent.pngAndrew Platt 20.3% 4,596
Susan Hoffmann 19.9% 4,509
Laurie-Ann Sayles 10.6% 2,409
George Zamora 3.5% 798
Total Votes 22,660

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 Kumar Barve (D), James Gilchrist (D) and Luiz Simmons (D) defeated Daniel Campos (R), Craig Frick (R) and Josephine Wang (R) in the general election. All candidates were unopposed in the September 14 primary elections.[10][11]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 17, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKumar Barve Incumbent 23% 20,720
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJames Gilchrist Incumbent 22.9% 20,704
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLuiz Simmons Incumbent 22.7% 20,469
     Republican Daniel Campos 11.8% 10,646
     Republican Craig Frick 9.9% 8,945
     Republican Josephine Wang 9.7% 8,736
Total Votes 90,220

Campaign contributions

Since 2002, candidates for Maryland House of Delegates District 17 have raised a total of $1,371,911. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $37,079 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Maryland House of Delegates District 17
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $120,695 3 $40,232
2010 $203,934 6 $33,989
2008 $203,934 6 $33,989
2006 $383,341 10 $38,334
2004 $123,724 3 $41,241
2002 $336,283 9 $37,365
Total $1,371,911 37 $37,079

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