Richard Sossi

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Richard Sossi
Candidate for
Maryland State Senate, District 36
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Maryland House of Delegates
District 36
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Navy
Richard Sossi (b. June 23, 1943) is a 2014 Republican candidate for District 36 of the Maryland State Senate. He previously served in the Maryland House of Delegates, representing District 36 from 2003 to 2011 and serving as Deputy Minority Whip.


Sossi's professional experience includes owning The Ship & Soldier Shop and working as Department Manager of Montgomery Wards and as a realtor. Sossi served in the United States Navy.

Sossi is Chair of the Queen Anne's County Delegation, and a member of the Maryland Veterans Caucus, Task Force on Traffic Capacity Across the Chesapeake Bay, Bainbridge Development Advisory Board, Maryland Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus, and the Maryland Rural Caucus.[1]

Committee assignments

  • Environmental Matters
    • Subcommittee on Agriculture, Agriculture Preservation and Open Space
    • Subcommittee on Housing and Real Property
    • Subcommittee on Natural Resources
  • Protocol



See also: Maryland State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Maryland State Senate will consist of a primary election on June 24, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 25, 2014. Incumbent Stephen Hershey, Jr. will face Richard Sossi in the Republican primary.[2]


Sossi was defeated by Stephen Hershey, Jr. in the September 14 Republican primary. Sossi lost by a margin of 5,382 to 5,229.


On November 7, 2006, Richard Sossi ran for District 36 of the Maryland House of Delegates, beating Mary Walkup, Michael Smigiel, Sr., Wheeler Baker, Mark Guns, Joan Horsey, and Joseph Sanchez.[3]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 36
Candidates Votes

Richard Sossi (R) 19,450
Mary Walkup (R) 19,430
Michael Smigiel, Sr. (R) 17,764
Wheeler Baker (D) 16,950
Mark Guns (D) 15,475
Joan Horsey (D) 13,498
Joseph Sanchez (G) 4,137
Write-Ins 41

Campaign donors


In 2006 Richard Sossi collected $35,882 in donations.[4]

His five largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
O'Donnell-Shank Victory Fund $1,000
R W Marsh Enterprises Inc. $750
Mullin Appraisal Service $750
Chesapeake Bay Beach Club $750
Ellery Adams & The Rescue Team $700

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Political offices
Preceded by
Maryland House of Delegates District 36
2003–January 12, 2011
Succeeded by
Stephen Hershey, Jr.