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Sheila Hixson
Maryland House of Delegates District 20
In office
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 38
Base salary$43,500/year
Per diem$142/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected1975
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sNorthern State Teachers College
BirthdayFebruary 9, 1933
Place of birthL'Anse, Michigan
Office website
Sheila E. Hixson (b. February 9, 1933) is a Democratic member of the Maryland House of Delegates, representing District 20. She was first elected to the chamber in 1976.

Committee assignments


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


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Hixson 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 Sheila E. Hixson will face Justin W. Chappell, D'Juan Hopewell, William Jawando, David Moon, Jonathan Shurberg, Will Smith, Darlan Unger and George Zokle in the Democratic primary. Daniel S. Robinson is running as a Green Party candidate.[1]


See also: Maryland House of Delegates elections, 2010

Hixson successfully won re-election in the general election on November 2, 2010. She won the first of three seats in the district. No Republicans ran.[2]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 20 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes

Green check mark transparent.png Sheila Hixson (D) 23,782
Green check mark transparent.png Heather Mizeur (D) 22,532
Green check mark transparent.png Tom Hucker (D) 22,434


On November 7, 2006, Sheila Hixson ran for District 20 of the Maryland House of Delegates, winning the first of three seats, beating Heather Mizeur, Tom Hucker, and John Wrightson.[3]

Sheila Hixson raised $115,467 for her campaign.[4]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 20
Candidates Votes Percent

Sheila Hixson (D) 24,124 32.0%
Heather Mizeur (D) 23,233 30.8%
Tom Hucker (D) 22,704 30.1%
John Wrightson (R) 5,032 6.7%
Write-Ins 266 0.4%

Campaign donors


In 2010, a year in which Hixson was up for re-election, she collected $120,676 in donations.[5]

Her largest contributors in 2010 were:


In 2006, Sheila Hixson collected $115,467 in donations.[6]

Her five largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Maryland Realtors Association $4,000
Montgomery County Career Fire Fighters Local 1664 $3,496
Michael & Jennifer Rowan $3,000
John Quinn $3,000
Scott & Jennifer Hartinger $3,000


Political positions

Debt negotiations

Hixson is one of the members of a bipartisan group organized by the National Conference of Legislatures called the Task Force on Federal Deficit Reduction (TFFDR). Consisting of 23 state lawmakers from 17 states,[7] the group went to Capitol Hill on September 21, 2011 to urge the Congressional Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction to cut the nation's debt but not impose severe budget cuts on the states.

TFFDR urged the Committee to consider new revenue as a possibility, instead of just focusing on budget cuts as House Speaker John Boehner has proposed. The group specifically proposed passage of the "Main Street Fairness Act," which would allow states to tax online retailers.[8]


Hixson is a member of Hearts and Homes for Youth, Pyramic Atlantic, Maryland Bicycle and Pedestrian Caucus, and Women Legislators of Maryland.[9]

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