Maryland House of Delegates District 3A

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Maryland House of Delegates District 3A
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Current incumbentGalen Clagett Democratic Party
Patrick Hogan Republican Party
Population78,571
Race67.86% White, 16.49% Black, 6.05% Other, 5.37% Asian, 3.72% Two or More Races, 0.45% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.07% Pacific Islander
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Maryland's state house district 3A is held by Democratic Representative Galen Clagett and Republican Representative Patrick Hogan.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 78,571 civilians reside within Maryland's state house district 3A.[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. Carol L. Krimm and Karen Lewis Young defeated Nicholas Bouquet and Roger Wilson in the Democratic primary, while Paul Smith and Victoria Wilkins were unopposed in the Republican primary.[8][9]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 3A Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngCarol L. Krimm 36.3% 3,087
Green check mark transparent.pngKaren Lewis Young 34.5% 2,938
Roger Wilson 22.8% 1,938
Nicholas Bouquet 6.4% 549
Total Votes 8,512

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. Patrick Hogan (R) and incumbent Galen Clagett (D) defeated Scott Rolle (R) and Candy Greenway (D) in the general election. Clagett and Greenway were unopposed in the Democratic primary. Hogan and Rolle defeated Chris Huckenpoehler and Chuck Knapp in the Republican primary.[10][11]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 3A, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGalen Clagett Incumbent 27.5% 13,341
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPatrick Hogan 26% 12,617
     Democratic Scott Rolle 23.3% 11,312
     Republican Candy Greenway 23.1% 11,203
Total Votes 48,473

Campaign contributions

Since 2002, candidates for Maryland House of Delegates District 3A have raised a total of $883,409. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $33,977 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Maryland House of Delegates District 3A
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $9,550 2 $4,775
2010 $183,613 6 $30,602
2008 $90,482 2 $45,241
2006 $339,647 4 $84,912
2004 $45,995 2 $22,998
2002 $214,122 10 $21,412
Total $883,409 26 $33,977

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