Maryland House of Delegates District 38A

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Maryland House of Delegates District 38A
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Current incumbentCharles Otto Republican Party
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Maryland's state house district 38A is held by Republican Representative Charles Otto.

Maryland state delegates represent an average of 40,947 residents.[1] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 37,564 residents.[2]

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).[3]

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

The Governor is responsible for filling all vacancies in the house.[4]

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.[5]

The person appointed to the seat serves for the remainder of the unfilled term.[6]

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. Percy J. Purnell, Jr. was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Charles James Otto was unopposed in the Republican primary. Otto defeated Purnell in the general election.[7][8]

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. Charles Otto (R) defeated Michael McCready (D) in the general election. Otto defeated John Phoebus, John Cannon and Julie Brewington in the Republican primary. McCready was unopposed in the Democratic primary.[9][10]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 38A, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCharles Otto 62.2% 8,714
     Democratic Michael McCready 37.8% 5,293
Total Votes 14,007

Campaign contributions

Since 2002, candidates for Maryland House of Delegates District 38A have raised a total of $426,845. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $30,489 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Maryland House of Delegates District 38A
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $250 1 $250
2010 $202,569 5 $40,514
2008 $78,715 1 $78,715
2006 $78,764 3 $26,255
2004 $300 1 $300
2002 $66,247 3 $22,082
Total $426,845 14 $30,489

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