John Donoghue

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John Donoghue
Maryland House of Delegates District 2C
Former member
In office
Chief Deputy Majority Whip, Maryland State House of Delegates
Elections and appointments
First elected1990
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Hagerstown City Council
Bachelor'sCatholic University of America, 1981
Date of birthMay 24, 1957
Place of birthNew York, New York
ProfessionPark Avenue Securities/First Financial Group
John P. Donoghue (b. May 24, 1957) is a former Democratic member of the Maryland House of Delegates, representing District 2C from 1991 to 2015. He served as Chief Deputy Majority Whip from 2003 to 2007.


Donoghue's professional experience includes working as a Financial Advisor for Legg Mason.

Committee assignments


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


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Donoghue 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. Incumbent John P. Donoghue was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Brett Wilson was unopposed in the Republican primary. Wilson defeated Donoghue in the general election.[1][2]

Maryland House of Delegates District 2B, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBrett Wilson 54.3% 3,846
     Democratic John P. Donaghue Incumbent 45.7% 3,232
Total Votes 7,078


See also: Maryland House of Delegates elections, 2010

Donoghue defeated Cort Meinelschmidt (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[3]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 2C General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John Donoghue (D) 4,426
Cort Meinelschmidt (R) 3,936


See also: Maryland House of Delegates elections, 2006

On November 7, 2006, John Donoghue ran for District 2C of the Maryland House of Delegates, beating Paul Muldowney.[4]

John Donoghue raised $39,190 for his campaign.[5]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 2C
Candidates Votes Percent
John Donoghue (D) 5,099 55.5%
Paul Muldowney (R) 4,078 44.4%
Write-Ins 4 0.0%

Campaign donors


In 2010, a year in which Donoghue was up for re-election, he collected $42,884 in donations.[6]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:


In 2006, John Donoghue collected $39,190 in donations.[7]

His five largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Physicians for Tort Reform $2,500
Service Employees DC & Maryland State Council 54 $2,000
Maryland Optometric Association $1,500
Friends of Peter A Hamman $1,500
Maryland State Medical Society $1,000


Donoghue is a member of the Citizens Advisory Board for Western Maryland Center, 4th Degree - Knights of Columbus, National Conference of State Legislatures, Maryland Veterans Caucus, Task Force on Broadband Communications Deployment in Underserved Rural Areas, Maryland Rural Caucus, Maryland Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus, and Tri-County Council for Western Maryland.[8]

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Maryland House of Delegates District 2C
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