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Edward Kasemeyer
Maryland State Senate District 12
In office
1987-1990, 1995-Present
Term ends
January 8, 2019
Years in position (current service)20
Years in position (previous service)3
Majority Leader, Maryland State Senate
Base salary$43,500/year
Per diem$143/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected1994
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sWestern Maryland College, 1967
Date of birthJuly 18, 1945
Place of birthBaltimore, MD
ProfessionMortgage Banking
Office website
Edward J. Kasemeyer is a Democratic member of the Maryland State Senate, representing District 12. He was first elected to the chamber in 1994 and previously served a term from 1987 to 1990.


Kasemeyer earned his bachelor's degree from Western Maryland College in 1967.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

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

Maryland Committee Assignments, 2015
Budget & Taxation, Chair
Executive Nominations
Legislative Policy
Spending Affordability


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

Note: He also served on the Special Committee on Pensions.


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Kasemeyer served on these committees:

Note: He also served on the Special Committee on Pensions, the Joint Legislative Work Group to Study State, County and Municipal Fiscal Relationships (Co-Chair) and on the Joint Health Care Delivery and Financing Committee.


Signature requirements reform

In April 2009, Kasemeyer sponsored legislation to loosen signature requirements to use a standard of "reasonable certainty" when evaluating petition signatures.



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 Edward Kasemeyer was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Jesse Pippy was unopposed in the Republican primary. Kasemeyer defeated Pippy in the general election.[1][2]

Maryland State Senate District 12, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEdward Kasemeyer Incumbent 58.7% 21,986
     Republican Jesse Pippy 41.3% 15,481
Total Votes 37,467


See also: Maryland State Senate elections, 2010

Kasemeyer defeated Republican candidate Rick Martel by a margin of 24,981 to 17,568 in the November 2 general election.[3]

In the September 14 primary election, Kasemeyer ran unopposed.[4]

Maryland State Senate, District 12 (2010) General Election
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Edward Kasemeyer (D) 24,981 58.7%
RIck Martel (R) 17,568 41.3%


On November 7, 2006, Kasemeyer ran for District 12 of the Maryland State Senate, beating Richard Martel.[5]

Kasemeyer raised $71,067 for his campaign.[6]

Maryland Senate, District 12
Candidates Votes Percent
Edward Kasemeyer (D) 26,286 62.3%
Richard Martel (R) 15,884 37.6%
Write-Ins 29 0.1%

Campaign donors


In 2010, a year in which Kasemeyer was up for re-election, he raised $102,345 in donations.[7]

His four largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Arizona Fine Wine & Spirits $4,000
Maryland Realtors Association $3,000
Health Policy Leadership Alliance $3,000
Service Employees DC & Maryland State Council 54 $3,000


In 2006, Edward Kasemeyer collected $71,067 in donations.[8]

His four largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Maryland Hospital Association $4,000
Maryland Realtors Association $3,250
National Association of Industrial & Office Properties $2,500
Maryland State Teachers Association $2,400


Kasemeyer has five children.[9]

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