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Maryland House of Delegates District 19

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Maryland House of Delegates District 19
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Current incumbentSam Arora Democratic Party
Bonnie Cullison Democratic Party
Ben Kramer Democratic Party
Population121,618
Race54.37% White, 19.34% Black, 12.33% Asian, 9.47% Other, 4.00% Two or More Races, 0.44% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.05% Pacific Islander[1]
Next electionNovember 6, 2018
Maryland's nineteenth state house district is held by Democratic Representatives Sam Arora, Bonnie Cullison and Ben Kramer.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 121,618 civilians reside within Maryland's nineteenth state house district.[2] Maryland state delegates represent an average of 40,947 residents.[3] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 37,564 residents.[4]

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).[5]

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

The Governor is responsible for filling all vacancies in the house.[6]

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.[7]

The person appointed to the seat serves for the remainder of the unfilled term.[8]

Elections

2014

See also: Maryland House of Delegates elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Maryland House of Delegates took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 24, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 25, 2014. Marice I. Morales and incumbents Bonnie Cullison and Ben Kramer defeated Paul Bardack, Melodye A. Berry and Charlotte Crutchfield in the Democratic primary. Martha Schaerr was unopposed in the Republican primary. Cullison, Kramer and Morales defeated Schaerr for three seats in the general election.[9][10]

Maryland House of Delegates District 19, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBen Kramer Incumbent 29.1% 22,238
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBonnie Cullison Incumbent 28% 21,394
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMarice I. Morales 26.3% 20,104
     Republican Martha Schaerr 16.5% 12,622
Total Votes 76,358

Maryland House of Delegates, District 19 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBen Kramer Incumbent 28.5% 8,196
Green check mark transparent.pngBonnie Cullison Incumbent 21.8% 6,279
Green check mark transparent.pngMarice I. Morales 17% 4,894
Charlotte Crutchfield 15.7% 4,512
Paul Bardack 12.8% 3,679
Melodye A. Berry 4.3% 1,238
Total Votes 28,798

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. Incumbent Sam Arora (D), Bonnie Cullison (D) and Ben Kramer (D) defeated Tom Masser (R) and Linn Rivera (R) in the general election. Arora, Cullison and Kramer defeated Hoan Dang, Jay Hutchins and Vivian Scretchen in the Democratic primary. Masser and Rivera were unopposed in the Republican primary.[11][12]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 19, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBen Kramer Incumbent 25.9% 23,526
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSam Arora Incumbent 24.5% 22,242
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBonnie Cullison Incumbent 24% 21,795
     Republican Linn Rivera 13.1% 11,929
     Republican Tom Masser 12.5% 11,362
Total Votes 90,854

Campaign contributions

Since 2002, candidates for Maryland House of Delegates District 19 have raised a total of $1,375,496. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $42,984 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Maryland House of Delegates District 19
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $139,962 3 $46,654
2010 $626,320 8 $78,290
2008 $63,067 3 $21,022
2006 $439,034 11 $39,912
2004 $15,946 3 $5,315
2002 $91,167 4 $22,792
Total $1,375,496 32 $42,984

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