Maryland House of Delegates District 35B

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Maryland House of Delegates District 35B
MD LD 35B.JPG
Current incumbentSusan McComas Republican Party
Population85,428
Race92.56% White, 3.46% Black, 1.63% Two or More Races, 1.99% Other, 1.66% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.22% American Indian or Alaska Native
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Maryland's state house district 35B is held by Republican Representative Susan McComas.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 85,428 civilians reside within Maryland's state house district 35B.[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 take place on November 4, 2014. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 25, 2014. Jeffrey Elliott and Daniel Lewis Lamey were unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Andrew Cassilly and Teresa Reilly defeated Jason Gallion in the Republican primary.[8][9]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 35B Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAndrew Cassilly 34.3% 3,866
Green check mark transparent.pngTeresa Reilly 33.5% 3,782
Jason Gallion 32.2% 3,634
Total Votes 11,282

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 Susan McComas (R) defeated John Janowich (D) in the general election. Both candidates were unopposed in the September 14 primary elections.[10][11]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 35B, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSusan McComas Incumbent 72.4% 12,817
     Democratic John Janowich 27.6% 4,884
Total Votes 17,701

Campaign contributions

Since 2002, candidates for Maryland House of Delegates District 35B have raised a total of $271,966. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $20,920 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Maryland House of Delegates District 35B
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $8,895 1 $8,895
2010 $15,615 2 $7,808
2008 $14,807 1 $14,807
2006 $87,806 3 $29,269
2004 $26,864 1 $26,864
2002 $117,979 5 $23,596
Total $271,966 13 $20,920

See also

External links

References