Maryland House of Delegates District 39

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Maryland House of Delegates District 39
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Current incumbentCharles Barkley Democratic Party
Kirill Reznik Democratic Party
Shane Robinson Democratic Party
Population118,675
Race47.02% White, 22.34% Black, 16.72% Asian, 8.63% Other, 4.77% Two or More Races, 0.47% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.05% Pacific Islander
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Maryland's thirty-ninth state house district is held by Democratic Representatives Charles Barkley, Kirill Reznik and Shane Robinson.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 118,675 civilians reside within Maryland's thirty-ninth 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. Incumbents Charles Barkley, Kirill Reznik and Shane Robinson were unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Gloria Chang, Xiangfei Cheng and Al Phillips were unopposed in the Republican primary.[8][9]

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. Shane Robinson (D) and incumbents Charles Barkley (D) and Kirill Reznik (D) defeated Jim Pettit (R), Bill Witham (R) and Al Phillips (R) in the general election. Barkley, Reznik and Robinson defeated Robert Hydorn, Tony Puca and Arthur Jackson in the Democratic primary. Pettit, Witham and Phillips was unopposed in the Republican primary.[10][11]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 39, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCharles Barkley Incumbent 23.6% 18,060
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKirill Reznik Incumbent 21.1% 16,199
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngShane Robinson 20.8% 15,961
     Republican Jim Pettit 12.7% 9,695
     Republican Bill Witham 11.1% 8,482
     Republican Al Phillips 10.8% 8,240
Total Votes 76,637

Campaign contributions

Since 2002, candidates for Maryland House of Delegates District 39 have raised a total of $762,194. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $22,417 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Maryland House of Delegates District 39
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $106,049 3 $35,350
2010 $175,732 9 $19,526
2008 $87,419 3 $29,140
2006 $217,223 7 $31,032
2004 $57,309 3 $19,103
2002 $118,462 9 $13,162
Total $762,194 34 $22,417

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