Paul Pinsky

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Paul Pinsky
Maryland State Senate District 22
In office
Term ends
January 8, 2019
Years in position 21
Base salary$43,500/year
Per diem$143/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected1994
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Maryland State House of Delegates District 22
Bachelor'sGeorge Washington University, 1972
Master'sGeorge Washington University, 1978
Date of birthMarch 5, 1950
Place of birthCamden, New Jersey
ProfessionUniServ Director, Montgomery County Education Association
Office website
Personal website
Paul G. Pinsky is a Democratic member of the Maryland State Senate, representing District 22. He was first elected to the chamber in 1994.


Pinsky earned his bachelor's degree in Public Affairs and his M.Ed. from George Washington University.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

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

Maryland Committee Assignments, 2015
Education, Health & Environmental Affairs, Vice-Chair


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

Note: Pinsky also served on the Subcommittee on Education (Chair) and the Subcommittee on Environment (Co-Chair).


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

Note: Pinsky also served on the Special Committee on Substance Abuse.



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 Paul Pinsky was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Janice Fountaine was unopposed in the Republican primary. Pinsky defeated Fountaine in the general election.[1][2]

Maryland State Senate District 22, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Pinsky Incumbent 86.9% 21,471
     Republican Janice Fountaine 13.1% 3,245
Total Votes 24,716


See also: Maryland State Senate elections, 2010

Pinsky won re-election to the 22 District seat with no opposition in the November 2 general election. Pinsky received 20,731 votes.[3]

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

Maryland State Senate, District 22 (2010) General Election
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Paul Pinsky (D) 20,731 100%


On November 7, 2006, Pinsky ran unopposed for District 22 of the Maryland State Senate.[5]

Pinsky raised $42,655 for his campaign.[6]

Maryland Senate, District 22
Candidates Votes Percent
Paul Pinsky (D) 20,397 99.2%
Write-Ins 156 0.8%

Campaign donors


In 2010, a year in which Pinsky was up for re-election, he raised $51,944 in donations.[7]

His four largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Mid-Atlantic Regional Council of Carpenters $6,000
Service Employees DC & Maryland State Council 54 $4,000
Seiu 1199 $4,000
Maryland Trial Lawyers Association $3,000


In 2006, Paul Pinsky collected $42,655 in donations.[8]

His four largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Maryland Realtors Association $2,000
Christina Grunstra $1,000
Maryland Optometric Association $1,000
Maryland Trial Lawyers Association $1,000


Pinsky is married and has two daughters.[9]

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Preceded by
Maryland Senate District 22
August 1994–present
Succeeded by