Robert Zirkin

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Robert Zirkin
Maryland State Senate District 11
In office
Term ends
January 8, 2019
Years in position 8
Base salary$43,500/year
Per diem$143/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2006
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Maryland State House of Delegates
Bachelor'sThe Johns Hopkins University, 1993
J.D.Georgetown University Law Center, 1998
Date of birthApril 24, 1971
Place of birthDavis, California
Office website
Personal website
Robert A. "Bobby" Zirkin is a Democratic member of the Maryland State Senate, representing District 11. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006.


Zirkin earned his bachelor's degree from Johns Hopkins University in 1993 and his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1998.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Zirkin served on the following committees:

Maryland Committee Assignments, 2015
Executive Nominations
Judicial Proceedings, Chair
Legislative Policy


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


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

Note: Zirkin also served on the Joint Subcommittee on Program Open Space and Agricultural Land Preservation and the Special Committee on Substance Abuse.



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 Bobby Zirkin was unopposed in the Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election.[1][2]


See also: Maryland State Senate elections, 2010

Zirkin won re-election to the 11th District seat in 2010. He had no opposition and received 38,730 votes.[3]

Zirkin ran unopposed in the September 14 Democratic primary.

Maryland State Senate, District 11 (2010) General Election
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Robert Zirkin () 38,730 100%


See also: Maryland State Senate elections, 2006

On November 7, 2006, Zirkin ran for District 11 of the Maryland State Senate, beating Jeffrey Yablon.[4]

Zirkin raised $269,533 for his campaign.[5]

Maryland Senate, District 11
Candidates Votes Percent
Robert Zirkin 34,782 70.8%
Jeffrey Yablon 14,312 29.1%
Write-Ins 46 0.1%

Campaign donors


In 2010, a year in which Zirkin was up for re-election, he raised $88,865 in donations.[6]

His four largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Mid-Atlantic Of Delmar LLC $2,000
North Plaza Shopping Center $2,000
Junction Properties Ltd Pn $2,000
Delmar Re Holdings-Snf LLC $2,000


In 2006, Robert Zirkin collected $269,533 in donations.[7]

His four largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Maryland Realtors Association $5,600
Maryland State Medical Society $5,000
Montgomery County Medical Society $4,500
Lifestream Health LLC $4,000


Zirkin is married with two children.

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