Maryland State Senate District 42

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Maryland State Senate District 42
Current incumbentJim Brochin Democratic Party
Population123,216
Next electionNovember 6, 2018
Maryland's forty-second state senate district is held by Democratic Senator Jim Brochin.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 123,216 civilians reside within Maryland's forty-second state senate district.[1] Maryland state senators represent an average of 128,180 residents.[2] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 122,842 residents.[3]

About the office

Members of the Maryland State Senate 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 senate.[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 State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Maryland State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 24, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 25, 2014. Incumbent Jim Brochin defeated Connie DeJuliis in the Democratic primary, while Tim Robinson was unopposed in the Republican primary. Brochin defeated Robinson in the general election.[8][9]

Maryland State Senate District 42, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJim Brochin Incumbent 51.7% 23,976
     Republican Tim Robinson 48.3% 22,409
Total Votes 46,385

Maryland State Senate, District 42 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLisa Gladden Incumbent 91.3% 14,473
Will Hanna 8.7% 1,376
Total Votes 15,849

2010

See also: Maryland State Senate elections, 2010

Elections for the office of Maryland State Senate 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. Jim Brochin (D) defeated Kevin Carney (R) in the general election. Brochin was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Carney defeated Walter Kuebler in the Republican primary.[10][11]

Maryland State Senate, District 42, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJim Brochin Incumbent 58.4% 24,346
     Republican Kevin Carney 41.6% 17,320
Total Votes 41,666

Campaign contributions

Since 2002, candidates for Maryland State Senate District 42 have raised a total of $1,532,542. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $139,322 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Maryland State Senate District 42
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $93,747 1 $93,747
2010 $378,084 3 $126,028
2008 $130,129 1 $130,129
2006 $463,147 3 $154,382
2004 $172,807 1 $172,807
2002 $294,628 2 $147,314
Total $1,532,542 11 $139,322

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