Ron George

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Ron George
Maryland House of Delegates District 30
Former member
In office
2007 - 2015
Elections and appointments
First elected2006
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sSyracuse University, 1978
Master'sInstitute for Psychological Services, 2005
Date of birthAugust 30, 1953
Place of birthSyracuse, New York
ProfessionBusiness Owner
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Ron George (b. August 30, 1953, in Syracuse, New York) is a former Republican member of the Maryland House of Delegates, representing District 30 from January 10, 2007 to January 14, 2015.

George ran for election to the office of Governor of Maryland.[1][2] He lost the Republican nomination in the primary on June 24, 2014. The general election took place November 4, 2014.


George's professional experience includes working as the owner of State House Inn and Ron George Jewelers, Incorporated.

He is a member of the Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force, American Legislative Exchange Council, Sportsmen's Caucus, State Commission on the Capital City, and Veteran's Caucus.[3]

Committee assignments


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

  • Subcommittee on Education
  • Subcommittee on Transportation
  • Ways & Means


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



See also: Maryland Gubernatorial and Lieutenant Gubernatorial election, 2014

George ran for Governor of Maryland in 2014. He lost the Republican nomination in the primary election on June 24, 2014.[4] The general election took place November 4, 2014.


Primary Election
Governor of Maryland, Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLarry Hogan/Boyd Rutherford 43% 92,376
David Craig/Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio 29.1% 62,639
Charles Lollar/Ken Timmerman 15.5% 33,292
Ron George/Shelley Aloi 12.4% 26,628
Total Votes 214,935
Election Results via Maryland State Board of Elections.


See also: Maryland House of Delegates elections, 2010

George successfully won re-election in the general election on November 2, 2010. He took the first of three seats in the district.[5]

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


See also: Maryland House of Delegates elections, 2006

On November 7, 2006, Ron George ran for District 30 of the Maryland House of Delegates, winning the third of three seats, losing to Michael Busch and Virginia Clagett but beating Barbara Samorajczyk, Andy Smarick, Ron Elfenbein, and David Whitney.[6]

Ron George raised $180,849 for his campaign.[7]

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 George was up for re-election, he collected $97,200 in donations.[8]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Maryland House of Delegates 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Ron George's campaign in 2010
The Presidential Coalition LLC$4,000
Associated Builders & Contractors$2,750
Baldwin, Robert C$2,500
Maryland Realtors Association$2,265
Maryland State Medical Society$2,000
Total Raised in 2010 $97,200


In 2006, Ron George collected $180,849 in donations.[9]

His five largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Ron George $47,676
Albert Lord $4,000
Republican State Central Committee $4,000
Ron George Jewelers $3,525
John Tellmann $3,300

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