Maryland House of Delegates District 45

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Maryland House of Delegates District 45
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Current incumbentTalmadge Branch Democratic Party
Cheryl Glenn Democratic Party
Nina R. Harper Democratic Party
Population117,135
Race74.47% Black, 20.70% White, 1.99% Two or More Races, 1.42% Asian, 1.05% Other, 0.65% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.02% Pacific Islander
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Maryland's forty-fifth state house district is held by Democratic Representatives Cheryl Glenn, Majority Whip Talmadge Branch and Nina R. Harper.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 117,135 civilians reside within Maryland's forty-fifth 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. Cory V. McCray and incumbents Talmadge Branch and Cheryl D. Glenn defeated Marques Dent, Kevin W. Parson, Harry Spikes, Robert Stokes, Sr. and Aaron Keith Wilkes in the Democratic primary, while Rick Saffery and Larry O. Wardlow, Jr. were unopposed in the Republican primary. Ronald M. Owens-Bey is running as a Libertarian Party candidate.[8][9]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 45 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngCheryl Glenn Incumbent 22.3% 6,446
Green check mark transparent.pngTalmadge Branch Incumbent 21.2% 6,120
Green check mark transparent.pngCory V. McCray 19.5% 5,624
Robert Stokes, Sr. 16.9% 4,867
Kevin W. Parson 6.4% 1,842
Marques Dent 6.2% 1,793
Harry Spikes 4.9% 1,414
Aaron Kieth Wilkes 2.6% 738
Total Votes 28,844

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 Talmadge Branch (D), Cheryl Glenn (D) and Hattie Harrison (D) defeated Rick Saffery (R), Larry Wardlow (R) and Ronald Owens-Bey (L) in the general election. Branch, Gleen and Harrison defeated Kevin Parson and Jamaal Simpson in the Democratic primary. Saffery and Wardlow were unopposed in the Republican primary.[10][11]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 45, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTalmadge Branch Incumbent 30% 18,676
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCheryl Glenn Incumbent 29.3% 18,232
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngHattie Harrison Incumbent 28.2% 17,564
     Republican Rick Saffery 4.5% 2,799
     Republican Larry Wardlow 4.2% 2,622
     Libertarian Ronald Owens-Bey 3.7% 2,309
Total Votes 62,202

Campaign contributions

Since 2002, candidates for Maryland House of Delegates District 45 have raised a total of $736,614. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $20,462 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Maryland House of Delegates District 45
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $62,430 3 $20,810
2010 $190,614 8 $23,827
2008 $60,725 3 $20,242
2006 $233,442 8 $29,180
2004 $66,579 3 $22,193
2002 $122,824 11 $11,166
Total $736,614 36 $20,462

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