Maryland House of Delegates District 36

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Maryland House of Delegates District 36
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Current incumbentJay Jacobs Republican Party
Michael Smigiel, Sr. Republican Party
Steve Arentz Republican Party
Population128,419
Race85.15% White, 9.46% Black, 2.03% Two or More Races, 1.99% Other, 0.99% Asian, 0.30% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.07% Pacific Islander
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Maryland's thirty-sixth state house district is held by Republican Representatives Jay Jacobs, Michael Smigiel, Sr. and Steve Arentz.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 128,419 civilians reside within Maryland's thirty-sixth 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. Irving Pinder and Robert Alan Thornton, Jr. were unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Jeff Ghrist and incumbents Steve Arentz and Jay A. Jacobs defeated incumbent Michael D. Smigiel, Sr., Rod Heinze, Alan McCarthy and J.D. Uhler in the Republican primary. Pinder, Thornton, Jacobs, Arentz and Ghrist face off for three seats in the general election.[8][9]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 36 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJay Jacobs Incumbent 26.4% 6,796
Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Arentz Incumbent 26.1% 6,732
Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Ghrist 16.7% 4,307
Michael Smigiel, Sr. Incumbent 16.2% 4,163
Alan McCarthy 8% 2,067
J.D. Uhler 4.1% 1,048
Rod Heinze 2.5% 641
Total Votes 25,754

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. Jay Jacobs (R) and incumbents Michael Smigiel, Sr. and Stephen Hershey, Jr. (R) defeated William Manlove (D) and Arthur Hock (D) in the general election. Hershey defeated incumbent Richard Sossi in the Republican primary in Queen Anne's County.[10][11]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 36, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngStephen Hershey, Jr. 26.9% 32,364
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Smigiel, Jr. Incumbent 22.4% 26,979
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJay Jacobs 22.4% 26,925
     Democratic William Manlove 14.5% 17,453
     Democratic Arthur Hock 13.7% 16,472
Total Votes 120,193

Campaign contributions

Since 2002, candidates for Maryland House of Delegates District 36 have raised a total of $759,557. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $23,736 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Maryland House of Delegates District 36
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $63,658 3 $21,219
2010 $226,919 6 $37,820
2008 $8,815 3 $2,938
2006 $340,554 11 $30,959
2004 $6,502 3 $2,167
2002 $113,109 6 $18,852
Total $759,557 32 $23,736

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