Mary-Dulany James

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Mary-Dulany James
Maryland House of Delegates District 34A
Former member
In office
Bachelor'sUniversity of Maryland, College Park, 1981
J.D.University of Maryland School of Law, 1986
Date of birthFebruary 1, 1960
Place of birthBaltimore, Maryland
ProfessionPrincipal, Law Offices of Mary-Dulaney James
Mary-Dulany James (b. February 1, 1960) is a former Democratic member of the Maryland House of Delegates, representing District 34A from 1999 to 2015. She was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 34 of the Maryland State Senate.[1]


James's professional experience includes working as a Partner in the Litigation Division with Hodes, Ulman, Pessin and Katz, Partner with Venable, Baetjer and Howard, and a law clerk for Judge Edward S. Northrop, U.S. District Court Maryland.

Committee assignments


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

  • Appropriations
  • Oversight Committee on Pensions
  • Special Subcommittee on Program Open Space/Agricultural Land Preservation
  • Subcommittee on Capital Budget
  • Subcommittee on Health and Human Resources, Chair


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



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. Mary-Dulany James defeated Arthur Helton, Jr. in the Democratic primary, while Bob Cassilly was unopposed in the Republican primary. Cassilly defeated James in the general election.[1][2][3]

Maryland State Senate District 34, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBob Cassilly 57.3% 22,042
     Democratic Mary-Dulany James 42.7% 16,459
Total Votes 38,501

Maryland State Senate, District 34 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMary-Dulany James 61.1% 4,705
Arthur Helton, Jr. 38.9% 2,997
Total Votes 7,702


See also: Maryland House of Delegates elections, 2010

James successfully won re-election in the general election on November 2, 2010. She took the first of two seats in the district.[4]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 34A General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mary-Dulany James (D) 12,639
Green check mark transparent.png Glen Glass (R) 10,931
Patrick McGrady (D) 9,889
Marla Posey-Moss (D) 9,745


See also: Maryland House of Delegates elections, 2006

On November 7, 2006, Mary-Dulany James ran for District 34A of the Maryland House of Delegates, winning the first of two seats, beating B. Daniel Riley, Glen Glass, and Sheryl Kohl.[5]

Mary-Dulany James raised $122,296 for her campaign.[6]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 34A
Candidates Votes Percent
Mary-Dulany James (D) 12,903 31.7%
B. Daniel Riley (D) 11,121 27.3%
Glen Glass (R) 8,554 21.0%
Sheryl Kohl (R) 8,085 19.9%
Write-Ins 22 0.1%

Campaign donors


In 2010, a year in which James was up for re-election, she collected $122,360 in donations.[7]

Her largest contributors in 2010 were:


In 2006, Mary-Dulany James collected $122,296 in donations.[8]

Her five largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Maryland Realtors Association $3,050
Maryland House Democratic Committee $3,000
Ronkin Construction $2,300
Edmeades & Stromdahl $2,000
Northeast Beverage Corp. $1,850


James has been a member of the Maryland Veterans Caucus, Maryland Bicycle and Pedestrian Caucus, Maryland Military Installation Strategic Planning Council, Maryland Environmental Trust, Maryland Rural Caucus, Bainbridge Development Advisory Board, Maryland Green Caucus, Women Legislators of Maryland, Maryland Advisory Council to Trust for Public Land and the Saint Patrick School Task Force.[9]

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