|Maryland House of Delegates District 21|
|January 12, 2015|
|Years in position||7|
|Chief Deputy Majority Whip, Maryland State House of Delegates|
|Deputy Majority Whip, Maryland State House of Delegates|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||University of North Carolina, Greensboro, 1998|
|J.D.||University of Baltimore School of Law, 2003|
|Birthday||March 30, 1975|
|Place of birth||Peoria, Illinois|
Barnes has served as Chief Deputy Majority Whip since 2013 and Deputy Majority Whip from 2011 to 2013.
Barnes' professional experience includes working as an attorney with the Law Offices of Donna L. Crary, Practicing Attorney, clerk to Judge James J. Lombardi, Prince George's County Circuit Court, 7th Judicial Circuit, and legislative aide to the Maryland State Senate President.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Barnes served on these committees:
- Economic Matters
- Subcommittee on Banking, Economic Development, Science and Technology
- Subcommittee on Civil Law and Procedure
- Subcommittee on Public Utilities
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Barnes served on these committees:
- Subcommittee on Civil Law and Procedure
- Special Committee on Drug and Alcohol Abuse
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.
Ben Barnes raised $82,265 for his campaign.
|Maryland House of Delegates, District 21|
|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%|
In 2010, a year in which Barnes was up for re-election, he collected $61,392 in donations.
His largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Maryland House of Delegates 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Ben Barnes's campaign in 2010|
|Maryland Trial Lawyers Association||$3,250|
|Georgia Fine Wine||$3,000|
|Mcgeo Food & Commercial Workers Local 1994||$2,500|
|Maryland House Democratic Cmte 2010||$2,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$61,392|
In 2006, Ben Barnes collected $82,265 in donations.
His five largest contributors in 2006 were:
|Marylanders for Mike Miller||$6,000|
|Friends of Justin Ross||$3,000|
Barnes is a member of the Prince George's County Bar Association and Maryland State Bar Association.
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- Maryland House of Delegates District 21
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- Profile from Open States
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2008, 2006
- 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 House of Delegates," accessed December 5, 2014
- Maryland Secretary of State, "Official general election results," accessed March 4, 2014
- Maryland State Board of Elections, "Official 2006 Gubernatorial General Election results for House of Delegates," accessed March 24, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Barnes' 2006 campaign contributions," accessed March 25, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Maryland 2010 - Candidates," accessed March 24, 2014
- Follow the Money, Ben Barnes," accessed March 25, 2014
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Barnes's Biography," accessed March 25, 2014
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