Maryland House of Delegates District 41

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Maryland House of Delegates District 41
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Current incumbentJill Carter Democratic Party
Samuel Rosenberg Democratic Party
Nathaniel Oaks Democratic Party
Population117,264
Race68.18% Black, 27.15% White, 1.86% Asian, 1.60% Two or More Races, 0.90% Other, 0.26% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.05% Pacific Islander
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Maryland's forty-first state house district is held by Democratic Representatives Jill Carter, Samuel Rosenberg and Nathaniel Oaks.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 117,264 civilians reside within Maryland's forty-first 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 Jill P. Carter, Nathaniel T. Oaks and Samuel I. "Sandy" Rosenberg defeated Michael Pearson and Joyce J. Smith in the Democratic primary and are unopposed in the general election.[8][9]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 41 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJill P. Carter Incumbent 31% 12,081
Green check mark transparent.pngNathaniel T. Oaks Incumbent 26.2% 10,226
Green check mark transparent.pngSamuel I. "Sandy" Rosenberg Incumbent 25.6% 9,988
Joyce J. Smith 10.3% 4,028
Michael Pearson 6.8% 2,646
Total Votes 38,969

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 Jill Carter (D), Samuel Rosenberg (D) and Nathaniel Oaks (D) defeated Mark Ehrlichmann (R) in the general election. All candidates were unopposed in the September 14 primary elections.[10][11]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 41, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJill Carter Incumbent 33.6% 24,985
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSamuel Rosenberg Incumbent 30.5% 22,654
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngNathaniel Oaks Incumbent 29.5% 21,931
     Republican Mark Ehrlichmann 6.4% 4,723
Total Votes 74,293

Campaign contributions

Since 2002a, candidates for Maryland House of Delegates District 41 have raised a total of $1,265,379. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $39,543 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Maryland House of Delegates District 41
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $59,162 3 $19,721
2010 $96,385 4 $24,096
2008 $140,824 3 $46,941
2006 $215,643 7 $30,806
2004 $149,394 3 $49,798
2002 $603,971 12 $50,331
Total $1,265,379 32 $39,543

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