Maryland House of Delegates District 32

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Maryland House of Delegates District 32
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Current incumbentPamela Beidle Democratic Party
Theodore Sophocleus Democratic Party
Mary Ann Love Democratic Party
Population128,348
Race57.13% White, 29.26% Black, 5.82% Asian, 4.21% Two or More Races, 3.07% Other, 0.35% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.16% Pacific Islander
Next electionNovember 6, 2018
Maryland's thirty-second state house district is held by Democratic Representatives Pamela Beidle, Theodore Sophocleus and Mary Ann Love.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 128,348 civilians reside within Maryland's thirty-second 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. Mark S. Chang and incumbents Pamela Beidle and Theodore J. Sophocleus defeated Spencer Dove, Tonja Mccoy and Steven D. Wyatt in the Democratic primary, while Mark Angell, Joseph Fioravante, and Tim Walters defeated Jesse Mayer in the Republican primary. Beidle, Chang and Sophocleus defeated Angell, Fioravante and Walters for three seats in the general election.[8][9]

Maryland House of Delegates District 32, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPamela Beidle Incumbent 20% 17,120
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMark S. Chang 18.6% 15,904
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTheodore Sophocleus Incumbent 17.6% 14,995
     Republican Tim Walters 15.3% 13,066
     Republican Mark Angell 14.4% 12,327
     Republican Joseph Fioravante 14.1% 12,012
Total Votes 85,424

Maryland House of Delegates, District 32 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPamela Beidle Incumbent 25.9% 4,631
Green check mark transparent.pngMark S. Chang 21.8% 3,910
Green check mark transparent.pngTheodore Sophocleus Incumbent 18% 3,232
Spencer Dove 13.2% 2,357
Tonja McCoy 13.2% 2,364
Steven D. Wyatt 7.9% 1,420
Total Votes 17,914
Maryland House of Delegates, District 32 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTim Walters 30.2% 2,533
Green check mark transparent.pngJoseph Fioravente 25.6% 2,147
Green check mark transparent.pngMark Angell 24% 2,012
Jesse Mayer 20.2% 1,699
Total Votes 8,391

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 Pamela Beidle (D), Theodore Sophocleus (D) and Mary Ann Love (D) defeated Stephanie Hodges (R), Wayne Smith (R) and David Starr (R) in the general election. Love, Beidle and Sophocleus were unopposed in the Democratic primary. Smith, Hodges and Starr defeated George Law and Derick Young in the Republican primary.[10][11]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 32, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPamela Beidle Incumbent 19.1% 20,409
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTheodore Sophocleus Incumbent 17.7% 18,947
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMary Ann Love Incumbent 17.6% 18,830
     Republican Stephanie Hodges 16.3% 17,477
     Republican Wayne Smith 15.7% 16,865
     Republican David Starr 13.6% 14,582
Total Votes 107,110

Campaign contributions

Since 2002, candidates for Maryland House of Delegates District 32 have raised a total of $1,300,776. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $38,258 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Maryland House of Delegates District 32
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $79,190 3 $26,397
2010 $352,018 8 $44,002
2008 $106,569 3 $35,523
2006 $380,203 8 $47,525
2004 $84,809 3 $28,270
2002 $297,987 9 $33,110
Total $1,300,776 34 $38,258

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