Roger Manno

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Roger Manno
Maryland State Senate District 19
In office
January 12, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 8, 2019
Years in position 4
Base salary$43,500/year
Per diem$143/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Maryland State House of Delegates
Bachelor'sHunter College
Master'sFranklin Pierce Law Center
J.D.Franklin Pierce Law Center
Date of birthApril 26, 1966
Office website
Roger P. Manno (b. April 26, 1966) is a Democratic member of the Maryland State Senate, representing District 19. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010. He previously served in the Maryland House of Delegates from 2007 to 2011.


Manno earned his bachelor's degree in political science/Black & Puerto Rican Studies from Hunter College, his Master's in Intellectual Property Law, and his J.D. from the Franklin Pierce Law Center. His professional experience includes working as Legislative Director to U.S. Representative Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. from 2002-2007, Senior Counsel to U.S. Representative Sheila Jackson Lee, Legal Extern to U.S. Representative Jerrold Nadler of New York, and an intern at The White House during the Clinton Administration.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

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

Maryland Committee Assignments, 2015
Budget & Taxation
Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review, Senate Chair
Federal Relations
Spending Affordability, Chair


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

Note: Manno also served on the Subcommittee on Health and Human Services.


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

Note: Manno also served on the Subcommittee on Business Regulation, the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commercial Law and the Subcommittee on Property and Casualty Insurance.



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 Roger Manno was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Felix Ed Gonzalez II was unopposed in the Republican primary. Manno defeated Gonzalez in the general election.[1][2][3]

Maryland State Senate District 19, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRoger Manno Incumbent 67.8% 22,030
     Republican Felix Ed Gonzalez II 32.2% 10,446
Total Votes 32,476


See also: Maryland State Senate elections, 2010

Manno defeated Republican candidate Don Irvine by a margin of 24,249 to 11,320 in the November 2 general election.[4]

In the September 14 primary election, Manno defeated incumbent Michael Lenett by a margin of 5,892 to 5,020.[5]

Across the country in 2010, state senate elections were held in 43 states. 1,167 state senate seats were at stake. In all 1,167 state senate districts with an election in 2010, only 19 challengers (12 Democrats and 7 Republicans) defeated an incumbent state senator. Manno was one of the 12 Democratic challengers who defeated an incumbent Democratic state senator.

Maryland State Senate, District 19 (2010) General Election
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Roger Manno (D) 24,249 68.2%
Don Irvine (R) 11,320 31.8%
Maryland State Senate, District 19- Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Roger Manno 5,563 54.2%
Michael Lenett 4,706 45.8%


On November 7, 2006, Roger Manno ran for District 19 of the Maryland House of Delegates, winning the third of three seats, losing to Henry Heller and Benjamin Kramer but beating John Joaquin, Thomas Hardman, and Tom Masser.[6]

Roger Manno raised $105,923 for his campaign.[7]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 19
Candidates Votes Percent
Henry Heller (D) 24,928 23.6%
Benjamin Kramer (D) 24,707 23.3%
Roger Manno (D) 24,598 23.2%
John Joaquin (R) 10,647 10.1%
Thomas Hardman (R) 10,474 9.9%
Tom Masser (R) 10,348 9.8%
Write-Ins 141 0.1%

Campaign donors


In 2010, Manno raised $140,344 in contributions.[8]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
International Brotherhood Of Electrical Workers Local 26 $7,780
Mid-Atlantic Regional Council Of Carpenters $5,000
Mcgeo Food & Commercial Workers Local 1994 $4,750
Ironworkers PAC $4,675


In 2006, Roger Manno collected $105,923 in donations.[9]

His five largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Roger Manno $70,000
Montgomery County Career Fire Fighters Local 1664 $2,000
Beatrice Scheinbaum $2,000
Friends of Corrine Brown $2,000
Helene Burgress $2,000


Roger and his wife Marjorie are members of Temple Emanuel in Kensington, Maryland. He is President of the B'nai B'rith Capital Region Council, Vice-Chair of the County Affairs Committee of the Montgomery County Delegation, Maryland BioTech Caucus, Maryland Educators Caucus, Maryland Veterans Caucus, and the Task Force to Implement Holocaust, Genocide, Human Rights and Tolerance Education.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Michael Lenett
Maryland State Senate District 19
Succeeded by
Political offices
Preceded by
Maryland House of Delegates District 19
Succeeded by
Bonnie Cullison, Sam Arora