Maryland State Senate District 46
|Maryland State Senate District 46|
|Current incumbent||Bill Ferguson|
|Race||53.67% White, 34.62% Black, 5.75% Other, 2.74% Two or More Races, 2.49% Asian, 0.65% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.07% Pacific Islander|
|Next election||November 6, 2018|
As of the 2010 census, a total of 117,443 civilians reside within Maryland's forty-sixth state senate district. Maryland state senators represent an average of 128,180 residents. After the 2000 Census, each member represented 122,842 residents.
About the office
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.
- 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).
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.
The person appointed to the seat serves for the remainder of the unfilled term.
- 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 Bill Ferguson defeated Mateen Zar in the Democratic primary. Ferguson had no ballot competition in the general election; Zar continued as a write-in candidate.
|Maryland State Senate District 46, General Election, 2014|
|Democratic||Bill Ferguson Incumbent||99.6%||17,320|
|Democratic||Mateen Zar (write-in)||0.4%||77|
|Maryland State Senate, District 46 Democratic Primary, 2014|
|Bill Ferguson Incumbent||89.8%||7,282|
- 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. Bill Ferguson (D) was unopposed in the general election and defeated George Della in the Democratic primary.
|Maryland State Senate, District 46 Democratic Primary, 2010|
Since 2002, candidates for Maryland State Senate District 46 have raised a total of $669,738. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $83,717 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.
|Campaign contributions, Maryland State Senate District 46|
- For more information on the parameters the U.S. Census Bureau use, please see our Race and Ethnicity on the United States Census page.
- Maryland Department of Planning, "Legislative Districts: Population by Race." Retrieved October 15, 2013.
- United States Census Bureau, "2010 Census Interactive Population Search," accessed September 11, 2013
- U.S. Census Bureau, "States Ranked by Population," April 2, 2001. Accessed February 13, 2014
- NCSL.org, "2012 State Legislator Compensation and Per Diem Table," accessed March 18, 2013
- Maryland General Assembly, "Maryland Constitution," accessed December 16, 2013(Referenced Section, Article III, Section 13, Subsection (a)(1))
- Maryland General Assembly, "Maryland Constitution," accessed December 16, 2013(Referenced Section, Article III, Section 13, Subsections (a)(1) and (a)(2))
- Maryland General Assembly, "Maryland Constitution," accessed December 16, 2013(Referenced Section, Article III, Section 13, Subsection (a)(4))
- Maryland Secretary of State, "Official primary election candidate list," accessed March 3, 2014
- Maryland State Board of Elections, "Official 2014 Gubernatorial Primary Election results for State Senate," accessed December 5, 2014
- Maryland State Board of Elections, "2010 General Election Official Results - State Senator." Retrieved October 16, 2013.
- Maryland State Board of Elections, "2010 Gubernatorial Primary Election - State Senator." Retrieved October 16, 2013.