Elections will be held in New Hampshire and Washington, D.C., today. Find out what's on your ballot!

Michael Hough

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Michael Hough
Michael Hough.jpg
Maryland State Senate, District 4
In office
January 14, 2015 - present
Term ends
January 8, 2019
Years in position 0
Assistant Minority Leader, Maryland House of Delegates
Base salary$43,500/year
Per diem$143/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Maryland House of Delegates, District 3B
2011 - 2015
Associate'sCommunity College of the Air Force, 2002
Bachelor'sPolitical Science, Towson University, 2007
Date of birthNovember 4, 1979
Place of birthSilver Spring, Maryland
ReligionSaint Francis of Assisi and Saint Mary's Catholic Church
Office website
Michael J. Hough (b. November 4, 1979) is a member of the Maryland State Senate, representing District 4. He was first elected to the chamber in 2014.

Hough served in the Maryland House of Delegates, representing District 3B from 2011 to 2015. Hough served as Assistant Minority Leader in his final two years in the House.


Hough earned his A.A. in Applied Sciences from Community College of the Air Force in 2002 and his B.S. in political science from Towson University in 2007. His professional experience includes working as a legislative aide and campaign manager for former Maryland state senator Alex Mooney and Director of the Commerce, Insurance, and Economic Development and the Criminal Justice and Homeland Security Task Forces for the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). He served as a Minuteman III Missile Technician in the U.S. Air Force.[1]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

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

Maryland Committee Assignments, 2015
Judicial Proceedings
Children, Youth, and Families


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


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Hough 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. Dan Rupli was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent David Brinkley was defeated by Michael Hough in the Republican primary. Hough defeated Rupli in the general election.[2][3]

Maryland State Senate District 4, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Hough 67.9% 31,414
     Democratic Dan Rupli 32.1% 14,873
Total Votes 46,287


See also: Maryland House of Delegates elections, 2010

Hough defeated incumbent Charles Jenkins in the September 14 primary. He went on to defeat Democrat Paul Gilligan in the general election.[4]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 3B General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Michael Hough (R) 10,090
Paul Gilligan (D) 7,444

Campaign donors


In 2010, Hough raised $105,584 in contributions.[5]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
The Presidential Coalition Llc $5,000
Mooney For Senate $5,000
Rothschild Jr, Stanford Z $4,000
Select Management Resources $2,500


Hough and his wife, JoeyLynn, have two children.[1]

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term Michael + Hough + Maryland + Legislature

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

Michael Hough News Feed

  • Loading...

See also

External links

Suggest a link


Political offices
Preceded by
Charles Jenkins
Maryland House of Delegates District 3B
Succeeded by
Bill Folden (R)