Shane Pendergrass

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Shane Pendergrass
Maryland House of Delegates District 13
In office
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 19
Base salary$43,500/year
Per diem$143/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected1994
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Howard County Council
Bachelor'sChicago University of Illinois, 1973
Master'sChicago University of Illinois, 1974
BirthdayMarch 14, 1950
Place of birthLos Angeles, California
Office website
Shane E. Pendergrass (b. March 14, 1950) is a Democratic member of the Maryland House of Delegates, representing District 13. She was first elected to the chamber in 1994. She previously served on the Howard County Council from 1986-1994.

Committee assignments


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


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



See also: Maryland House of Delegates elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Maryland House of Delegates 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. Vanessa Atterbeary and incumbents Shane Pendergrass and Frank S. Turner defeated Fred Eiland and Nayab Siddiqui in the Democratic primary, while Danny Eaton, Jimmy Williams and Chris Yates were unopposed in the Republican primary. Atterbeary, Pendergrass and Turner defeated Eaton, Williams and Yates in the general election.[1][2]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 13 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngVanessa Atterbeary 27.3% 7,399
Green check mark transparent.pngShane Pendergrass Incumbent 27.1% 7,364
Green check mark transparent.pngFrank Turner Incumbent 25.6% 6,941
Nayab Siddiqui 15.5% 4,204
Fred Eiland 4.5% 1,225
Total Votes 27,133


See also: Maryland House of Delegates elections, 2010

Pendergrass won re-election in the general election on November 2, 2010. She came in second to secure the second of three seats up in the district.[3]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 13 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Guy Guzzone (D) 27,140
Green check mark transparent.png Shane Pendergrass (D) 25,894
Green check mark transparent.png Frank Turner (D) 24,823
Ed Priola (R) 16,255
Loretta Gaffney (R) 14,844
Jeff Robinson (R) 14,680


On November 7, 2006, Shane Pendergrass ran for District 13 of the Maryland House of Delegates, winning the second of three seats, losing to Guy Guzzone but beating Frank Turner, Mary Beth Tung, Rick Bowers, and Loretta Gaffney .[4]

Shane Pendergrass raised $53,268 for her campaign.[5]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 13
Candidates Votes Percent
Guy Guzzone (D) 26,891 22.3%
Shane Pendergrass (D) 26,633 22.1%
Frank Turner (D) 24,437 20.3%
Mary Beth Tung (R) 15,216 12.6%
Rick Bowers (R) 13,665 11.4%
Loretta Gaffney (R) 13,466 11.2%
Write-Ins 84 0.1%

Campaign donors


In 2010, a year in which Pendergrass was up for re-election, he collected $68,933 in donations.[6]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Maryland House of Delegates 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Shane Pendergrass's campaign in 2010
Maryland Optometric Association$5,000
Johnson & Johnson Services$2,000
Epic Pharmacies$2,000
1199 Seiu United Healthcare Workers East$1,750
Total Raised in 2010 $68,933


In 2006, Shane Pendergrass collected $53,268 in donations.[7]

His five largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Maryland Trial Lawyers Association $1,500
Mid Atlantic Medical Services $1,500
Maryland Health Enterprises $1,250
Maryland State Teachers Association $1,000
Epic Pharmacies $1,000


Pendergrass is a member of the National Council of Jewish Women, National Organization of Women, and Women Legislators of Maryland.[8]

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