Maryland House of Delegates District 24

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Maryland House of Delegates District 24
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Current incumbentDarren M. Swain Democratic Party
Carolyn Howard Democratic Party
Michael Vaughn Democratic Party
Population117,877
Race85.25% Black, 6.82% White, 3.11% Other, 2.29% Two or More Races, 2.14% Asian, 0.36% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.03% Pacific Islander
Next electionNovember 6, 2018
Maryland's twenty-fourth state house district is held by Democratic Representatives Darren M. Swain, Carolyn Howard and Michael Vaughn.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 117,877 civilians reside within Maryland's twenty-fourth 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 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. Erek Barron and incumbents Carolyn J.B. Howard and Michael L. Vaughn defeated incumbent Darren M. Swain, Tiffany Alston, Marva Jo Camp, Durand Adrian Ford, Greg Hall, Delaneo L. Miller and Phillip A. Raines in the Democratic primary, while Cy Okoro was unopposed in the Republican primary. Barron, Howard and Vaughn defeated Okoro for three seats in the general election.[8][9]

Maryland House of Delegates District 24, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCarolyn Howard Incumbent 34.1% 25,869
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Vaughn Incumbent 31.3% 23,772
     Democratic Erek Barron 30.9% 23,450
     Republican Cy Okoro 3.6% 2,737
Total Votes 75,828

Maryland House of Delegates, District 24 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngCarolyn Howard Incumbent 21.2% 6,880
Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Vaughn 14.3% 4,628
Green check mark transparent.pngErek Barron 15% 4,849
Tiffany Alston 14.3% 4,628
Marva Jo Camp 11.4% 3,691
Greg Hall 9.3% 3,031
Darren M. Swain Incumbent 7.8% 2,520
Phillip A. Raines 3.4% 1,100
Delaneo L. Miller 2.1% 683
Durand Adrian Ford 1.3% 423
Total Votes 32,433

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. Tiffany Alston (D) and incumbents Carolyn Howard (D) and Michael Vaughn (D) were unopposed in the general election and defeated seven others in the Democratic primary.[10][11]

Campaign contributions

Since 2002, candidates for Maryland House of Delegates District 24 have raised a total of $976,180. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $34,864 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Maryland House of Delegates District 24
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $74,704 3 $24,901
2010 $192,750 10 $19,275
2008 $157,368 3 $52,456
2006 $172,446 4 $43,112
2004 $164,469 3 $54,823
2002 $214,443 5 $42,889
Total $976,180 28 $34,864

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