Barbara Frush

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Barbara Frush
Maryland House of Delegates District 21
In office
Term ends
January 8, 2019
Years in position 20
Base salary$43,500/year
Per diem$143/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected1994
Term limitsN/A
High schoolNorthwestern High School, Hyattsville
Date of birthMay 31, 1945
Place of birthWashington, DC
ProfessionBusiness Owner
Office website
Barbara Frush (b. May 31, 1945) is a Democratic member of the Maryland House of Delegates, representing District 21. She was first elected to the chamber in 1994.


Frush's professional experience includes owning a business.

Committee assignments


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


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Frush 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. Incumbents Ben Barnes, Barbara A. Frush and Joseline Pena-Melnyk were unopposed in the Democratic primary. Katherine Butcher was unopposed in the Republican primary. Barnes, Frush and Pena-Melnyk defeated Butcher for three seats in the general election.[1][2]

Maryland House of Delegates District 21, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBarbara Frush Incumbent 28.9% 18,157
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBen Barnes Incumbent 27.4% 17,235
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJoseline Pena-Melnyk Incumbent 26.8% 16,880
     Republican Katherine Butcher 16.9% 10,610
Total Votes 62,882


See also: Maryland House of Delegates elections, 2010

Frush successfully won re-election in the general election on November 2, 2010. She won the second of three available seats.[3]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 21 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Ben Barnes (D) 18,954
Green check mark transparent.png Barbara Frush (D) 18,689
Green check mark transparent.png Joseline Pena-Melnyk (D) 18,457
Scott Dibiasio (R) 6,131
Jason Papanikolas (R) 6,013
Kat Nelson (R) 5,822
K. Bryan Walker (L) 1,151


On November 7, 2006, Barbara Frush ran for District 21 of the Maryland House of Delegates, winning the second of three seats, losing to Ben Barnes but beating Joseline Pena-Melnyk, and Niel Sood.[4]

Barbara Frush raised $21,935 for her campaign.[5]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 21
Candidates Votes Percent
Ben Barnes (D) 18,453 29.6%
Barbara Frush (D) 18,279 29.3%
Joseline Pena-Melnyk (D) 18,001 28.9%
Neil Sood (R) 7,349 11.8%
Write-Ins 206 0.3%

Campaign donors


In 2010, a year in which Frush was up for re-election, she collected $52,825 in donations.[6]

Her largest contributors in 2010 were:

Maryland House of Delegates 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Barbara Frush's campaign in 2010
Maryland Realtors Association$6,000
Nevada Fine Wine & Spirits$2,000
Citizens For Maggie Mcintosh$2,000
1199 Seiu United Healthcare Workers East$2,000
Friends Of Brian Moe$1,500
Total Raised in 2010 $52,825


In 2006, Barbara Frush collected $21,935 in donations.[7]

Her five largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Maryland Realtors Association $5,500
Prince Georges County Professional Fire Fighters & Paramedics Local 1619 $2,900
Young Men's Democratic Club of Prince Georges County $1,000
Citizens for Maggie McIntosh $1,000
Aderondack Tree Experts C/O John W Anna, Jr. $1,000


Frush is a member of the Maryland Veterans Caucus, Bay Restoration Fund Advisory Committee, Maryland Bicycle and Pedestrian Caucus, State Advisory Council on Quality Care at the End of Life, County Affairs Committee - Prince George's County Delegation, Child-Care Administration Advisory Council, Maryland Green Caucus, Commission on Aging, and Women Legislators of Maryland.[8]

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