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Michael Lenett

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Michael Lenett
Maryland State Senate District 19
Former member
Term in office began
January 2007
Term in office ended
Political party Democratic
Profession Attorney
Michael Lenett was a Democratic member of the Maryland State Senate from January 10, 2007 to January 12, 2011. While in the Senate, Lenett served as Assistant Deputy Majority Whip.

Lenett earned his Bachelor's Degree and also received a Magna Cum Laude in 1984. At Georgetown University he earned his Master's Degree and Juris Doctor in 1988. Lenett also earned his Master of Laws degree with distinction in 1992.[1]

Committee assignments

Lenett was a member of these committees:

District 19

Lenett represented Maryland Senate District 19. District 19 includes Montgomery County.[1]



In the September 14 primary election, Lenett lost to Democratic candidate Roger Manno by a margin of 5,892 to 5,020.[2]

Across the country in 2010, state senate elections were held in 43 states. 1,167 state senate seats were at stake. In all 1,167 state senate districts with an election in 2010, only 19 challengers (12 Democrats and 7 Republicans) defeated an incumbent state senator. Manno was one of the 12 Democratic challengers who defeated an incumbent Democratic state senator.


On November 7, 2006, Lenett ran for District 19 of the Maryland State Senate, beating Mike Ryman.[3]

Lenett raised $207,553 for his campaign.[4]

Maryland Senate, District 19
Candidates Votes Percent
Michael Lenett (D) 25,810 68.3%
Mike Ryman 11,933 31.6%
Write-Ins 45 0.1%

Campaign donors


In 2006 Michael Lenett collected $207,553 in donations.[5]

His four largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Michael Lenett $164,086
Maryland Trial Lawyers Association $6,000
William Lerach $4,000
Maryland Realtors Association $2,500


Lenett was born in New York City, New York[6]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Maryland Senate District 19
Succeeded by
Roger Manno