Maryland House of Delegates District 25

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Maryland House of Delegates District 25
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Current incumbentAisha Braveboy Democratic Party
Dereck Davis Democratic Party
Melony Griffith Democratic Party
Population117,218
Race85.80% Black, 7.78% White, 2.38% Two or More Races, 2.24% Other, 1.38% Asian, 0.37% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.05% Pacific Islander
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Maryland's state house twenty-fifth district is held by Democratic Representatives Aisha Braveboy, Dereck Davis and Melony Griffith.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 117,218 civilians reside within Maryland's twenty-fifth 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. Incumbent Dereck E. Davis, Angela Angel and Darryl Barnes defeated Nick Charles, Geraldine "Gerry" Eggleston, Matthew F. Fogg, Larry F. Greenhill, Tony Jones, Juanita D. Miller and Stanley Onye in the Democratic primary.[8][9]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 25 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDereck Davis Incumbent 25.7% 9,088
Green check mark transparent.pngAngela Angel 20.1% 7,104
Green check mark transparent.pngDarryl Barnes 16.1% 5,702
Juanita D. Miller 10.8% 3,804
Nick Charles 8.6% 3,032
Matthew F. Fogg 4.8% 1,713
Tony Jones 4.2% 1,498
Gerry Eggleston 3.7% 1,299
Larry F. Greenhill 3.1% 1,094
Stanley Onye 2.9% 1,014
Total Votes 35,348

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 Aisha Braveboy (D), Dereck Davis (D) and Melony Griffith (D) was unopposed in the general election and defeated Erek Barron, Antonio Faunteroy, Davion Percy and Michelle Wright in the Democratic primary.[10][11]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 25 Democratic Primary, 2010
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAisha Braveboy Incumbent 27.4% 9,432
Green check mark transparent.pngDereck Davis Incumbent 25.1% 8,659
Green check mark transparent.pngMelony Griffith Incumbent 23.3% 8,020
Michelle Wright 11.2% 3,848
Erek Barron 7.3% 2,522
Antonio Faunteroy 4.3% 1,472
Davion Percy 1.5% 506
Total Votes 34,459

Campaign contributions

Since 2002, candidates for Maryland House of Delegates District 25 have raised a total of $1,038,176. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $33,490 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Maryland House of Delegates District 25
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $68,785 3 $22,928
2010 $306,563 7 $43,795
2008 $166,238 3 $55,413
2006 $230,583 9 $25,620
2004 $116,588 3 $38,863
2002 $149,419 6 $24,903
Total $1,038,176 31 $33,490

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