Maryland House of Delegates District 2A

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Maryland House of Delegates District 2A
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Current incumbentAndrew Serafini Republican Party
Population83,797
Race90.80% White, 4.51% Black, 1.90% Two or More Races, 1.65% Asian, 0.87% Other, % Pacific Islander, % American Indian or Alaska Native
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Maryland's state house district 2A is held by Republican Representative Andrew Serafini.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 83,797 civilians reside within Maryland's state house district 2A.[1] Maryland state delegates represent an average of 40,947 residents.[2] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 37564 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. Charles Bailey and Elizabeth Paul were unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbents Neil C. Parrott and Andrew A. Serafini defeated David C. Hanlin in the Republican primary. Parrott and Serafini defeated Bailey and Paul in the general election for two seats.[8][9]

Maryland House of Delegates District 2A, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngNeil Parrott Incumbent 36% 17,599
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAndrew Serafini Incumbent 35.9% 17,528
     Democratic Elizabeth Paul 17% 8,279
     Democratic Charles Bailey 11.1% 5,419
Total Votes 48,825

Maryland House of Delegates, District 2A Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngNeil C. Parrott Incumbent 45.8% 5,362
Green check mark transparent.pngAndrew A. Serafini 44.2% 5,178
David C. Hanlin 10.1% 1,180
Total Votes 11,720

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 Andrew Serafini (R) defeated Neil Becker (D) in the general election. Serafini defeated Denny Stouffer and William Wivell in the Republican primary. Becker was unopposed in the Democratic primary.[10][11]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 2A, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAndrew Serafini Incumbent 71.1% 9,754
     Democratic Neil Becker 28.9% 3,957
Total Votes 13,711

Campaign contributions

Since 2002, candidates for Maryland House of Delegates District 2A have raised a total of $109,133. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $12,126 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Maryland House of Delegates District 2A
Year Amount Candidates Average
2010 $37,806 4 $9,452
2008 $2,000 1 $2,000
2006 $5,676 1 $5,676
2004 $350 1 $350
2002 $63,301 2 $31,651
Total $109,133 9 $12,126

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