Craig Zucker

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Craig Zucker
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Maryland House of Delegates District 14
In office
Term ends
January 8, 2019
Years in position 4
Base salary$43,500/year
Per diem$143/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sSaint Thomas Aquinas College, 1997
Master'sThe John Hopkins University, 2004
Date of birthMarch 23, 1975
Place of birthEnglewood, New Jersey
Office website
Craig J. Zucker (b. March 23, 1975) is a Democratic member of the Maryland House of Delegates, representing District 14. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010. Craig previously ran for the Maryland House District 14 in 2002 but was defeated.


Zucker earned his B.S in Social Science, Law & Government from St. Thomas Aquinas College in 1997 and his M.A. in Government in 2004. His professional experience includes working as Deputy Chief of Staff to Maryland State Controller Peter Franchot.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Zucker served on the following committees:

Maryland Committee Assignments, 2015
Audit, Chair
Spending Affordability


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

Note: Zucker also served on the Oversight Committee on Pensions and the Subcommittee on Transportation and Environment.



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 Anne R. Kaiser, Eric Luedtke and Craig J. Zucker defeated Valerie A. Nia Shell in the Democratic primary, while Patricia Fenati, Michael A. Ostroff and Sharon Trexler Begosh were unopposed in the Republican primary. Kaiser, Luedtke and Zucker defeated Fenati, Ostroff and Begosh for three seats in the general election. Nia Shell ran as a write-in candidate in the general election.[1][2][3]

Maryland House of Delegates District 14, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAnne Kaiser Incumbent 20.3% 21,988
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCraig Zucker Incumbent 19.3% 20,917
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEric Luedtke Incumbent 18.4% 20,012
     Republican Patricia Fenati 14.2% 15,392
     Republican Sharon Trexler Begosh 13.9% 15,096
     Republican Michael A. Ostroff 13.9% 15,086
     Democratic Valerie A. Nia Shell (write-in) 0% 33
Total Votes 108,524

Maryland House of Delegates, District 14 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAnne Kaiser Incumbent 32.5% 8,335
Green check mark transparent.pngCraig Zucker Incumbent 30.9% 7,922
Green check mark transparent.pngEric Luedtke Incumbent 25.9% 6,647
Valerie A. Nia Shell 10.8% 2,763
Total Votes 25,667


See also: Maryland House of Delegates elections, 2010

Zucker ran against Ali Vanessa, Datt Neeta, Anne Kaiser (incumbent), Jodi Finkelstein, Eric Luedtke, Robert Newsome and Gerald Roper in the September 14 primary. In the general election, the winners faced Republicans Patricia Fenati, Henry Kahwaty and Maria Pena-Faustino.

Zucker successfully won election, coming in second in the general election on November 2, 2010. Three seats were up for election in the district.[4]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 14 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Anne Kaiser (D) 23,503
Green check mark transparent.png Craig Zucker (D) 22,148
Green check mark transparent.png Eric Luedtke (D) 21,165
Patricia Fenati (R) 14,866
Henry Kahwaty (R) 14,152
Maria Pena-Faustino (R) 13,639

Campaign donors


In 2010, Zucker raised $116,111 in contributions.[5]

His five largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Communications Workers Virginia $6,000
Montgomery County Fraternal Order Of Police Lodge 35 $6,000
International Brotherhood Of Electrical Workers Local 26 $6,000
Friends Of Peter Franchot $6,000
SEIU 1199 $6,000


Zucker and his wife, Jenny, have one child.

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