|Maryland State Senate District 25|
|January 5, 2015|
|Years in position||19|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|Maryland State House of Delegates|
|Bachelor's||North Carolina A&T State College, 1959|
|Master's||The American University, 1968|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1960-1963|
|Place of birth||Whiteville, North Carolina|
Currie earned his bachelor's degree from North Carolina A&T State College and his M.Ed. from American University. His professional experience includes working as a teacher. He served in the United States Army.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Currie served on these committees:
- Budget and Taxation
- Executive Nominations
- Information Technology and Biotechnology
- Management of Public Funds
- Special Committee on Pensions
- Spending Affordability
- Subcommittee on Capital Budget
- Subcommittee on Education, Business, and Administration
- Subcommittee on Pensions
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Currie served on these committees:
- Budget & Taxation Committee
- Spending Affordability (Chair)
- Legislative Policy Committee
- Executive Nominations Committee
- Special Committee on State Employee Rights and Protections
- Management of Public Funds
- Joint Legislative Work Group to Study State, County and Municipal Fiscal Relationships
- Information Technology & Biotechnology
- 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 Ulysses Currie defeated Terry Goolsby and Melony Griffith in the Democratic primary, while Kory Boone was unopposed in the Republican primary. Currie defeated Boone in the general election.
|Maryland State Senate, District 25 Democratic Primary, 2014|
|Ulysses Currie Incumbent||58.7%||8,173|
- See also: Maryland State Senate elections, 2010
In the September 14 primary election, Currie ran unopposed.
Currie raised $299,776 for his campaign.
|Maryland Senate, District 25|
|Ulysses Currie (D)||26,333||99.7%|
In 2010, a year in which Currie was up for re-election, he raised $95,690 in donations.
His four largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Democratic Attorney Generals Association||$3,846|
|Prince Georges County Democratic Central Cmte||$3,000|
|Hillman, Lawrence P||$3,000|
In 2006 Ulysses Currie collected $299,776 in donations.
His four largest contributors in 2006 were:
|Friends of Dereck Davis||$6,000|
|Citizens for Melony Griffith||$5,000|
|Maryland Realtors Association||$5,000|
Currie is married and has two sons.
Federal corruption probe
Currie has been the subject of a federal corruption probe since at least May 2008, when he was accused of pushing for legislation favorable to a supermarket firm which employed him as a consultant. He also did not promptly disclose on financial statements that the firm paid him.
In February 2010, Currie was accused of using campaign contributions to pay some $41,500 in criminal defense legal fees. The Attorney General's office has explicitly stated that campaign money can only be used for election related expenses. Currie has declined to comment, and so far no charges have been brought against him.
The trial for the corruption charges began on September 27, 2011.
Federal bribery charges against Currie resulted in a trial that began on September 26, 2011. The charges allege Currie used his position of power to benefit Shoppers Food Warehouse, which he served as a consultant for but did not disclose on ethics forms for five years. Further, the $245,000 he received in payments, they allege, amount to bribes and extortion. Specific complaints against Currie alleging he pressed state officials to help Shoppers in a variety of ways, including land acquisition, road improvements and stoplights.
Evidence introduced by Currie's attorneys on October 26 showed the senator to have a long history of omissions and sloppiness in his state financial disclosure forms, claiming his failure to disclose his work for Shoppers was not unusual but an oversight.
Currie was found not guilty in November 2011 after three full days of deliberation by a federal jury.
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- Maryland State Legislature
- Maryland State Senate
- Maryland Senate Committees
- Maryland Joint Committees
- Maryland State Senate District 25
- Senator Currie's website
- Official Maryland State Senate website
- Profile from Open States
- Political summary from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 1998
- Currie on Facebook
- State Surge profile - legislative and voting track record
- Maryland Secretary of State, "Official primary election candidate list," accessed March 3, 2014
- Maryland State Board of Elections, "Official 2014 Gubernatorial Primary Election results for State Senate," accessed December 5, 2014
- Maryland State Board of Elections, "2010 General Election Official Results," accessed February 24, 2014
- Maryland State Board of Elections, "Official Primary Results," accessed February 24, 2014
- Maryland State Board of Elections, "Official 2006 Gubernatorial General Election results for State Senator," accessed February 24, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Currie's 2006 campaign contributions," accessed March 24, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Maryland 2010 - Candidates," accessed March 24, 2014
- 2006 contributors to Ulysses Currie
- Ulysses Currie, Maryland State Senator
- Baltimore Sun, "Currie's payments to lawyer queried," February 12, 2010
- Gazette.net, "Currie was selling ‘power of his office,’ prosecutor says," September 27, 2011
- Washington Post, "Md. Sen. Ulysses Currie’s bribery trial set for Monday," September 25, 2011
- Washington Post, "Sen. Ulysses Currie depicted by defense team as disorganized," October 26, 2011
- wjla.com, "Ulysses Currie found not guilty in corruption trial," November 8, 2011
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