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Donald Munson
Maryland State Senate District 2
Former member
Term in office began
January 1991
Term in office ended
January 12, 2011
Political party Republican
Profession Legislator
Donald Munson was a Republican member of the Maryland State Senate, representing District 2 from January 1991 to January 12, 2011.

Munson received a B.S. in mathematics from Johns Hopkins University (1986). He served in the U.S. Army Reserves. Additionally, Munson has served as a Delegate in the Republican Party National Convention in 1976, 1988, 1992 and 2004.

Munson is a member of the Washington County Republican Club, the Washington County Historical Society, the Washington County Association for Retarded Citizens, the Antietam Exchange Club, North American Rod & Gun Club and the Alsatia Club. He has also received the following awards: Legislator of the Year from the Maryland Retailers Association (2003); Outstanding Rural Legislator Award from the Rural Maryland Council (2004); John O. Marsh, Jr., Public Service Award from Shenandoah University (2004).[1]

Munson also served as a member of the Maryland House of Delegates from January 1975 to January 1991.

Committee assignments

District 2

Munson represents Maryland Senate District 2, which includes Washington County.



See also: Maryland State Senate elections, 2010

In the November 2 general election, Munson received a total of 8,469 write-in votes. Munson was once again defeated by Christopher Shank, who received a total of 21,319 general election votes.

Senator Munson was defeated in the September 14 primary by House of Delegates incumbent Christopher Shank, by a margin of 6,720 to 5,059.


On November 7, 2006, Munson ran unopposed for District 2 of the Maryland State Senate.[2]

Munson raised $45,880 for his campaign.[3]

Maryland Senate, District 2
Candidates Votes Percent
Donald Munson (R) 28,900 98.9%
Write-Ins 320 1.1%

Campaign donors

Below are Munson's top five campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[4]

Contributor 2008 total
Michael Steele for Maryland Cmte $2,000
Wayne E. Alter $1,000
Maryland Bankers Association $500
Joseph H. Jacques $500
Beverly M. Hoover $500


Munson was born in Hagerstown, Maryland on December 21, 1937. He is married and has one child.

Contact information

State capital office:
James Senate Office Building, Room 401
11 Bladen St., Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone: 410-841-3609               410-841-3609       or 301-858-3609

District office:
28 West Church St., Hagerstown, MD 21740 - 4808
Phone: 301-791-4511

External links

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Political offices
Preceded by
Maryland Senate District 2
Succeeded by
Christopher Shank