Maryland House of Delegates District 37B

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Maryland House of Delegates District 37B
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Current incumbentAdelaide Eckardt Republican Party
Jeannie Haddaway Republican Party
Population85,468
Race82.80% White, 12.18% Black, 1.71% Two or More Races, 1.70% Other, 1.33% Asian, 0.24% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.04% Pacific Islander
Next electionNovember 6, 2018
Maryland's state house district 37B is represented by Republican Representatives Adelaide Eckardt and Jeannie Haddaway.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 85,468 civilians reside within Maryland's state house district 37B.[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. Rodney Benjamin and Keasha N. Haythe were unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Christopher T. Adams and Johnny Mautz defeated Rene Desmarais, Allen Nelson and Karen Tolley in the Republican primary. Adams and Mautz defeated Benjamin and Haythe in the general election for two seats.[8][9]

Maryland House of Delegates District 37B, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohnny Mautz 39.8% 21,057
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChristopher T. Adams 30.3% 16,046
     Democratic Keasha N. Haythe 15% 7,957
     Democratic Rodney Benjamin 14.8% 7,852
Total Votes 52,912

Maryland House of Delegates, District 37B Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohnny Mautz 35.8% 5,896
Green check mark transparent.pngChristopher T. Adams 24.5% 4,030
Rene Desmarais 18.7% 3,082
Karen Tolley 11.2% 1,850
Allen Nelson 9.7% 1,604
Total Votes 16,462

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 Adelaide Eckardt (R) and Jeannie Haddaway (R) defeated Patrice Stanley (D) in the general election. All candidates were unopposed in the September 14 primary elections.[10][11]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 37B, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAdelaide Eckardt Incumbent 41.3% 23,106
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJeannie Haddaway Incumbent 39.9% 22,309
     Democratic Patrice Stanley 18.7% 10,476
Total Votes 55,891

Campaign contributions

Since 2002, candidates for Maryland House of Delegates District 37B have raised a total of $530,962. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $27,945 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Maryland House of Delegates District 37B
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $40,450 2 $20,225
2010 $85,890 3 $28,630
2008 $62,296 2 $31,148
2006 $199,302 6 $33,217
2004 $62,772 2 $31,386
2002 $80,252 4 $20,063
Total $530,962 19 $27,945

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