Maryland House of Delegates District 29A

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Maryland House of Delegates District 29A
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Current incumbentJohn Wood, Jr. Democratic Party
Population42,714
Race86.56% White, 9.41% Black, 2.09% Two or More Races, 1.08% Asian, 0.42% Other, 0.40% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.04% Pacific Islander
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Maryland's state house district 29A is held by Democratic Representative John Wood, Jr..

As of the 2010 census, a total of 42,714 civilians reside within Maryland's state house district 29A.[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. Daniel A.M. Slade was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Matt Morgan defeated Bryan "Puff" Barthelme and Thomas "Tommy" McKay in the Republican primary. Slade faces Morgan in the general election.[8][9]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 29A Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMatt Morgan 45.4% 1,299
Bryan "Puff" Barthelme 29.5% 845
Tommy McKay 25.1% 718
Total Votes 2,862

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 John Wood, Jr. (D) defeated Matt Morgan (R) in the general election. Wood was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Morgan defeated Joe DiMarco and Henry Camaioni in the Republican primary.[10][11]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 29A, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Wood, Jr. Incumbent 51% 7,379
     Republican Matt Morgan 49% 7,096
Total Votes 14,475

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Maryland House of Delegates District 29A have raised a total of $675,885. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $61,444 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Maryland House of Delegates District 29A
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $73,705 1 $73,705
2010 $109,907 4 $27,477
2008 $98,918 1 $98,918
2006 $122,795 3 $40,932
2004 $84,155 1 $84,155
2002 $186,405 1 $186,405
Total $675,885 11 $61,444

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