Robin Ficker

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Robin Ficker
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Former candidate for
Maryland State Senate, District 15
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Maryland House of Delegates
Bachelor'sUnited States Military Academy
Master'sAmerican University
J.D.University of Baltimore School of Law
Robin Ficker (b. 1943) was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 15 of the Maryland State Senate.[1] He ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. House to represent the 6th Congressional District of Maryland in 2012.


Ficker earned his B.S. from the United States Military Academy, his M.A. in Administration from American University and his J.D. from the University of Baltimore. His professional experience includes working as a real estate broker, political activist and lawyer.

On December 8, 2008, the Maryland Court of Appeals reinstated Ficker to the practice of law[2] after temporarily suspending his law license on June 7, 2007.[3] In 1997, in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, Ficker successfully challenged the constitutionality of a Maryland law forbidding lawyers from targeted direct-mail solicitation of criminal and traffic defendants within thirty days of arrest.[4]


Political Positions

Robin Ficker comments on Michael Jordan

Ficker is known for proposing anti-tax ballot initiatives.[5] A county initiative he proposed for the November 2008 ballot (Montgomery County Question B (2008)) prevailed by about 5,000 votes.[6] The measure requires the nine-member Montgomery County Council to vote unanimously to raise property tax revenue above the local limit. The victory earned him the Libertarian Party's Free Market Hero of the week award.[7]



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 Brian Feldman was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Robin Ficker was unopposed in the Republican primary. Feldman defeated Ficker in the general election.[1][8][9]

Maryland State Senate District 15, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBrian Feldman Incumbent 60.5% 19,925
     Republican Robin Ficker 39.5% 13,028
Total Votes 32,953


See also: Maryland's 6th Congressional District elections, 2012

Ficker ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Maryland's 6th District. Ficker sought the nomination on the Republican ticket, but he was defeated by Roscoe Bartlett in the April 3, 2012, primary.[10]

The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run was January 11, 2012.[11]

U.S. House, Maryland, District 6 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRoscoe G. Bartlett Incumbent 43.6% 17,600
Kathy Afzali 10.2% 4,115
David R. Brinkley 19.8% 7,987
Robert Coblentz 2.4% 970
Robin Ficker 7.1% 2,854
Peter James 2.3% 933
Joseph T. Krysztoforski 7.6% 3,073
Brandon Orman Rippeon 7% 2,843
Total Votes 40,375


He was a Republican candidate in the 2009 Montgomery County Council special election.[12]


Ficker ran for Montgomery County Executive in 2006 as an independent, and received 28,063 votes, more than any other independent candidate in Montgomery County has earned.[13]


Ficker appeared in Bethesda Magazine's "67 Things We Love About Bethesda" list.[14] (dead link)

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