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Maryland House of Delegates District 18
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Current incumbentAna Sol Gutierrez Democratic Party
Jeff Waldstreicher Democratic Party
Alfred Carr Democratic Party
Population119,889
Race59.53% White, 13.46% Black, 11.93% Other, 10.17% Asian, 4.31% Two or More Races, 0.53% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.07% Pacific Islander
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Maryland's eighteenth state house district is held by Democratic Representatives Ana Sol Gutierrez, Jeff Waldstreicher and Alfred Carr.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 119,889 civilians reside within Maryland's eighteenth 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 take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 25, 2014. Incumbents Al Carr, Ana Sol Gutierrez and Jeff Waldstreicher defeated Natali Fani-Gonzalez, Rick Kessler, Elizabeth Matory and Emily Shetty in the Democratic primary.[8][9]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 18 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Waldstreicher Incumbent 21.6% 7,303
Green check mark transparent.pngAna Sol Gutierrez Incumbent 21.3% 7,181
Green check mark transparent.pngAl Carr Incumbent 19.1% 6,437
Emily Shetty 11.4% 3,859
Rick Kessler 11.3% 3,818
Natali Fani-Gonzalez 8.2% 2,758
Elizabeth Matory 7.1% 2,389
Total Votes 33,745

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 Ana Sol Gutierrez (D), Jeff Waldstreicher (D) and Alfred Carr (D) were unopposed in the general election and defeated Vanessa Atterbeary, Dana Beyer and Michael Heney in the Democratic primary.[10][11]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 18 Democratic Primary, 2010
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAna Sol Gutierrez Incumbent 24.1% 7,879
Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Waldstreicher Incumbent 22.6% 7,386
Green check mark transparent.pngAlfred Carr Incumbent 20.7% 6,756
Dana Beyer 16.7% 5,450
Vanessa Atterbeary 13% 4,247
Michael Heney 2.9% 932
Total Votes 32,650

Campaign contributions

Since 2002, candidates for Maryland House of Delegates District 18 have raised a total of $1,696,662. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $51,414 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Maryland House of Delegates District 18
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $68,481 3 $22,827
2010 $477,866 6 $79,644
2008 $57,602 3 $19,201
2006 $604,972 11 $54,997
2004 $117,127 3 $39,042
2002 $370,614 7 $52,945
Total $1,696,662 33 $51,414

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