Sheila Hixson

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Sheila Hixson
Maryland House of Delegates District 20
In office
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 38
Base salary$43,500/year
Per diem$143/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected1975
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sNorthern State Teachers College
BirthdayFebruary 9, 1933
Place of birthL'Anse, Michigan
Office website
Sheila E. Hixson (b. February 9, 1933) is a Democratic member of the Maryland House of Delegates, representing District 20. She was first elected to the chamber in 1976.

Committee assignments


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


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



See also: Maryland House of Delegates elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Maryland House of Delegates 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 Sheila E. Hixson, David Moon, and Will Smith defeated Justin W. Chappell, D'Juan Hopewell, William Jawando, Jonathan Shurberg, Darlan Unger and George Zokle in the Democratic primary. Daniel S. Robinson ran as a Green Party candidate. Hixson, Moon and Smith defeated Robinson for three seats in the general election.[1][2]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 20 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSheila Hixson Incumbent 24.5% 9,135
Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Moon 18.7% 6,959
Green check mark transparent.pngWill Smith 16.1% 6,006
William Jawando 15.1% 5,620
Darlan Unger 11.5% 4,296
Jonathan Shurberg 8% 2,997
Justin W. Chappell 2.9% 1,076
D'Juan Hopewell 2.1% 778
George Zokel 1.1% 397
Total Votes 37,264


See also: Maryland House of Delegates elections, 2010

Hixson successfully won re-election in the general election on November 2, 2010. She won the first of three seats in the district. No Republicans ran.[3]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 20 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Sheila Hixson (D) 23,782
Green check mark transparent.png Heather Mizeur (D) 22,532
Green check mark transparent.png Tom Hucker (D) 22,434


On November 7, 2006, Sheila Hixson ran for District 20 of the Maryland House of Delegates, winning the first of three seats, beating Heather Mizeur, Tom Hucker, and John Wrightson.[4]

Sheila Hixson raised $115,467 for her campaign.[5]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 20
Candidates Votes Percent
Sheila Hixson (D) 24,124 32.0%
Heather Mizeur (D) 23,233 30.8%
Tom Hucker (D) 22,704 30.1%
John Wrightson (R) 5,032 6.7%
Write-Ins 266 0.4%

Campaign donors


In 2010, a year in which Hixson was up for re-election, she collected $120,676 in donations.[6]

Her largest contributors in 2010 were:

Maryland House of Delegates 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Sheila Hixson's campaign in 2010
Maryland Realtors Association$5,000
Service Employees Dc & Maryland State Council 54$5,000
Montgomery County Career Fire Fighters Association Local 1664$3,000
Ethridge, Paul H$3,000
Mcauliffe, Michael$3,000
Total Raised in 2010 $120,676


In 2006, Sheila Hixson collected $115,467 in donations.[7]

Her five largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Maryland Realtors Association $4,000
Montgomery County Career Fire Fighters Local 1664 $3,496
Michael & Jennifer Rowan $3,000
John Quinn $3,000
Scott & Jennifer Hartinger $3,000


Political positions

Debt negotiations

Hixson is one of the members of a bipartisan group organized by the National Conference of Legislatures called the Task Force on Federal Deficit Reduction (TFFDR). Consisting of 23 state lawmakers from 17 states,[8] the group went to Capitol Hill on September 21, 2011 to urge the Congressional Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction to cut the nation's debt but not impose severe budget cuts on the states.

TFFDR urged the Committee to consider new revenue as a possibility, instead of just focusing on budget cuts as House Speaker John Boehner has proposed. The group specifically proposed passage of the "Main Street Fairness Act," which would allow states to tax online retailers.[9]


Hixson is a member of Hearts and Homes for Youth, Pyramic Atlantic, Maryland Bicycle and Pedestrian Caucus, and Women Legislators of Maryland.[10]

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