Michael Busch

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Michael Busch
Maryland House of Delegates District 30
In office
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 27
Speaker of the House, Maryland State House of Delegates
Base salary$43,500/year
Per diem$142/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected1986
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sTemple University, 1970
BirthdayJanuary 4, 1947
Place of birthBaltimore, Maryland
ProfessionDepartment of Recreation and Parks, Anne Arundel County
Office website
Michael E. Busch (b. January 4, 1947) is a Democratic member of the Maryland House of Delegates, representing District 30 and serving as Speaker of the House. He was first elected to the chamber in 1986.


Busch's professional experience includes working as Administrator for Youth Athletics in Anne Arundel County, and coach and teacher at Saint Mary's High School.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Busch served on these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Busch served on these committees:



See also: Maryland House of Delegates elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Maryland House of Delegates will consist of a primary election on June 24, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 25, 2014. Incumbent Mike Busch will face Laurie Sears Deppa, Chuck Ferrar, Cheryl Miller, Ridg Mills, Gordon Smith and Maria Triandos in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Herb McMillan will face Genevieve Lindner in the Republican primary.[1]


See also: Maryland House of Delegates elections, 2010

Busch successfully won re-election in the general election on November 2, 2010. He took the second of three seats in the district.[2]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 30 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes

Green check mark transparent.png Ron George (R) 25,631
Green check mark transparent.png Michael Busch (R) 23,995
Green check mark transparent.png Herb McMillan (D) 22,553
Virginia Clagett (D) 21,142
Seth Howard (R) 20,080
Judd Legum (D) 19,760


On November 7, 2006, Michael Busch ran for District 30 of the Maryland House of Delegates, winning the first of three seats, beating Virginia Clagett, Ron George, Barbara Samorajczyk, Andy Smarick, Ron Elfenbein, and David Whitney.[3]

Michael Busch raised $773,672 for his campaign.[4]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 30
Candidates Votes Percent

Michael Busch (D) 22,479 17.1%
Virginia Clagett (D) 22,360 17.0%
Ron George (R) 21,811 16.6%
Barbara Samorajczyk (D) 21,758 16.5%
Andy Smarick (R) 20,594 15.6%
Ron Elfenbein (R) 20,457 15.5%
David Whitney (C) 2,225 1.7%
Write-Ins 80 0.1%

Campaign donors


In 2010, a year in which Busch was up for re-election, he collected $612,605 in donations.[5]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:


In 2006, Michael Busch collected $773,672 in donations.[6]

His five largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Service Employees DC & Maryland State Council 54 $6,000
Mid-Atlantic Regional Council of Carpenters $5,500
Communications Workers Virginia $5,500
Maryland Bankers Association $4,000
Warminster Campus LP $4,000


Busch is a member of the University of Maryland Medical System Corporation Board of Directors, Government House Trust, and the Maryland Historical Trust.[7]

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