Maryland House of Delegates District 9A

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Maryland House of Delegates District 9A
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Current incumbentGail Bates Republican Party
Warren Miller Republican Party
Population85,707
Race82.19% White, 9.75% Asian, 5.07% Black, 2.11% Two or More Races, 0.69% Other, 0.17% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.03% Pacific Islander
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Maryland's state house district 9A is held by Republican Representatives Gail Bates and Warren Miller.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 85,707 civilians reside within Maryland's state house district 9A.[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. Walter E. Carson and James Ward Morrow were unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Warren E. Miller and Trent Kittleman defeated Christopher Eric Bouchat, Kyle Lorton and Frank Mirabile in the Republican primary. Carson, Morrow, Miller and Kittleman face off for two seats in the general election.[8][9]

Maryland House of Representatives, District Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngWarren E. Miller Incumbent 29.2% 3,354
Green check mark transparent.pngTrent Kittleman 22.4% 2,574
Frank Mirabile 21.8% 2,509
Kyle Lorton 14.1% 1,620
Christopher Eric Bouchat 12.4% 1,426
Total Votes 11,483

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 Gail Bates (R) and Warren Miller (R) defeated Maryann Maher (D) and Jonathan Weinstein (D) in the general election. All candidates were unopposed in the September 14 primary elections.[10][11]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 9A, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGail Bates Incumbent 30.6% 21,709
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngWarren Miller Incumbent 28% 19,911
     Democratic Maryann Maher 21.5% 15,264
     Democratic Jonathan Weinstein 19.9% 14,110
Total Votes 70,994

Campaign contributions

Since 2002, candidates for Maryland House of Delegates District 9A have raised a total of $601,704. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $33,428 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Maryland House of Delegates District 9A
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $65,555 2 $32,778
2010 $265,648 4 $66,412
2008 $54,817 2 $27,409
2006 $110,370 4 $27,593
2004 $48,210 2 $24,105
2002 $57,104 4 $14,276
Total $601,704 18 $33,428

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